The following is a book review by The Ameri Brit Mom. This is book #19 from The Ameri Brit Mom 24 Book Challenge in 2016. This post expresses the genuine opinion and experiences of The Ameri Brit Mom and is in no way endorsed by authors, publishers, or outside influences.
Title: The Crown
Author: Keira Cass
Publisher: Harper Teen
Copyright Date: 2016
As I turned to the last page of The Crown a large part of my soul cringed. It’s the end of an era; A period of encapsulation by the world of Illea has come to a close. I have finished The Selection series.
Since April, I have been reading my way through these teen fantasy books by Kiera Cass and I have fallen head over heels with Prince Maxon, America Singer, Princess Eadlyn, and the rest of the royal cast and members of their selections. I’ve always found it difficult to stick with a series due to boredom with characters and plot, but I’ve been hooked since book 1 with Cass’ series.
In this final installment to The Selection, Princess Eadlyn is forced to make some of the biggest decisions yet. The book opens on the eve of a disastrous day for the royal family of Illea. As a young princess in the middle of the selection to find her husband Eadlyn is expected to govern her nation as regent and select a male amidst a herd that she vowed was only a temporary political move. In spite of all the publicity and responsibility during this time in her life Eadlyn finds it hard to remain callous. She begins to open up to some of her suitors and ultimately must trust her heart to make the right decision when it comes to finding her husband.
If you are as hooked into the series as I am and find yourself picking up this final book please know that you will not be disappointed. The ending of this novel cleanly seals up the series and leaves the reader feeling content with the life that Eadlyn has chosen for herself. In a world that relies on royalty for all of their decisions Eadlyn is pressured into desiring approval from her subjects. In the final pages of this absolute monarchy, Eadlyn learns to govern with her heart and not her insecurities. She chooses the life that plagues her mind instead of the one that society might have chosen for her. Eadlyn and the country of Illea emerge from this novel changed for the best.
All brokenness is mended. A happy ending is promised. Fairy tales can come true.
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