The Crown – Kiera Cass


When Eadlyn became the first princess of Illéa 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.


The endgame romance: pretty sudden, but I’m glad I saw it coming partway through!

This book was enjoyable, but predictable and unnecessary. I guess I just didn’t have that strong of a connection to Eadlyn, so I didn’t care that much about her journey.

In a way, this book was a little too convenient. Suddenly, this amazing suitor was out of the running. Suddenly, Eadlyn found “the one.” Suddenly, everyone’s okay and happy and hopeful! It was a little too fantastical for my liking.

I wanted to see Eadlyn struggle more. I wanted to really see her fall in love over time. I wanted to see her truly explore feelings for multiple guys. I’m sure it’s possible, so why wasn’t that depicted? Do people really just… suddenly find clarity like that in that kind of situation? I have my doubts.

Related Reading

  • The Selection series – Kiera Cass
  • The Bachelorette (TV series)

Rating: 4/5 


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