The Crown

The Sun (Malaysia) - - THE RIGHT READ -

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.

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