The Blonde Bookworm: The Crown by Kiera Cass - Review

The Crown by Kiera Cass - Review

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Title: The Crown (Book 5 in The Selection Series)
Author: Kiera Cass
Pages: 279
Publishing: May 3rd 2016 by HarperTeen
ISBN: 0062392174


When Eadlyn became the first princess of IllĂ©a to hold her own Selection, she didn’t think she would fall in love with any of her thirty-five suitors. She spent the first few weeks of the competition counting down the days until she could send them all home. But as events at the palace force Eadlyn even further into the spotlight, she realizes that she might not be content remaining alone.

Eadlyn still isn’t sure she’ll find the fairytale ending her parents did twenty years ago. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you…and soon Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more impossible—and more important—than she ever imagined.


I was really hoping Cass would change my opinion of Eadlyn in The Crown. It was a highly anticipated book, and I really really wanted to like it. Eadlyn did change her tune a little bit, but it still just felt extremely forced and predictable. It was a quick read, and I was entertained but I think I only kept reading so it would be over... for good. 

The reader was able to get to know the boys a little better, and the situation inside the country was explained in more detail, but it still wasn't enough to really suck me in. I feel like the reader got to know the female characters way better in The Selection Series, and we only caught a small glimpse of the boys in The Crown. I would have really enjoyed learning more about those characters. 

I'm a fan of Cass and her writing style, but the spin off books just didn't really do it for me. The main characters were just blah, and I really couldn't connect with them. I would recommend the first three books in The Selection Series, but The Heir and The Crown wouldn't be high on my list. 

Rating 2/5


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