Author: Kiera Cass Publisher: HarperTeen ISBN: 9780062488865
I BELIEVE I reviewed the first two books – The Selection and The Elite. I can’t quite remember the next two, The One and The Heir.
But I presume that they revolve around the same theme – that of the selection of a queen through the caste system.
In book five of this series, there is a big change. Previously, the selection was done by the king, or future king. Here, we have Eadlyn, the first princess of Illea, to hold her own selection.
It must be a continuation of book four as the selection has already been cut down from 35 suitors to the elite top six.
Although the selection is the focus of the story, The Crown also deals with Eadlyn’s learning process to be queen, as her father drops everything to be by her mother’s side as she slowly recovers from a heart attack.
In the midst of the understandable chaos, Eadlyn must strive to find her soulmate, just like her parents did 20 years ago.
But if your choice is limited to a select few, chances of finding true love are slim.
Although I found the first books interesting, I did not expect too much from The Crown, thinking it to be more of the same thing. Well, let me say that thoroughly enjoyed it.
Despite teasing a happilyever-after ending, the book still manages to throw some curve balls into the picture, and the twists and turns are excellent additions to boost the story.
Oh, and a word of warning: for those who are emotional, it would be wise to keep some tissues handy.