Published on May 3,2016 by HarperTeen
Genre: YA, Romance
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 last book in the Selection Series. YAY!!
BEWARE!!! This review contains spoilers.
I’m having a hard time contemplating on what actually happened in the book. I didn’t have a high expectation for this but it is quite predictable.
Eadlyn has to rule the Illea for a while since her mother – America has a heart attack and her father – Maxon is in bad shape. Being a regent gives her a limited time to her suitors. She should make a different choice that will lead on her happily ever after even if it is against the law.
On the Heir, I dislike her character there because she’s a spoiled brat but in this book she changed and that was good. Being a regent made her to be a mature person especially on being a tough person since her little brothers and the country depends on her. Because of her busy schedule, she doesn’t have the chance to fully connect to her suitors and some of them decided to leave the palace. Well, I don’t blame them it is really tough when she doesn’t have a time. When you feel like she isn’t the one, you should leave and move on. While it gives a hard time to the boys, this also shows who truly cared for her and worth loving for.
Every time that Eadlyn has a date on her suitors it feels like they don’t have the spark. You know, it is actually funny when her suitors have a less description and I thought that maybe she’s not yet ready but her description of Erik gives me an insight that she’s falling for him and not on her suitors. That is really crazy. The fact that she chose Erik the Translator over her suitors really messed up my mind. The Illea turns upside down. I felt like it is betrayal since he wasn’t auditioned to be a suitor, and in fact he is the translator between Henri and her.
Enough of Erik the Translator.
As for the family of Eadlyn, everything is doing great. There’s nothing much to tell aside from the misunderstanding between Ahren and Eadlyn were fixed and America is finally great!! She’s alive.
Kiera manage to give her readers to be shock when the revelation between Eadlyn’s suitors is gay. My most favorite suitor for Eadlyn is Kile. He is adorable.
My final thoughts on the The Selection Series.
You know what is the difference between America and Maxon story and to their daughter Eadlyn? It is on the concept of the story, although it is the same context – “the bachelor/bachelorette thing”. Remember the America and Maxon story? It is bittersweet and cute. America is a sweet, funny and courageous woman but the story focused more on their love story of Maxon. While on Eadlyn’s story, it is intimidating. She is feisty and fierce and even if she’s having a hard time to choose on her suitors, she managed to be an independent and strong woman. It focused more on her transition on being a mature person than to her suitors.
The Selection Series is the story of two women and their life experience. They both represent the aspects of woman/girl. Although I didn’t like how things ended in the The Crown, I still love this series.