Parents' Guide to

The Crown: The Selection, Book 5

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Fantasy-romance installment ramps up the palace intrigue.

Book Kiera Cass Fantasy 2016
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age 13+

Based on 3 parent reviews

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age 13+

It Was Alright...

Just like the review I did for The Heir, I didn't enjoy this series as I did with the first three books. Maybe because it was Eadlyn? I don't know. I felt like this last book was rushed a little and I wasn't quite happy with the fella she decided to choose when there were total chemistry with her and that certain fella, but nope, she chose someone else instead. I get it, she chose for love, but still, I felt like this book was rushed (granted it was thinner than the other books). But in the end, it was still a good book and I do believe this book too made me cry. Okay, I cried for all of her books, don't judge me :P

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Fans of Kiera Cass' Selection series will be happy with the payoff that comes in this fifth installment, which picks up right where The Heir left off. In many ways, the circle begun with the first book is closing, and romance-fantasy fans will enjoy rooting for Eadlyn as she assumes her place in history. Intrigue and the problems of governing are more at the forefront of this installment, although there are still plenty of dashing young men hoping to be the next prince consort. Eadlyn's interactions with them take a back seat to the burdens of governing, but fans will still sigh along as Eadlyn finds her true love and faces an impossible choice.

Readers new to the series may be baffled by the absence of any background about the world the story inhabits and by the large cast of characters -- wait, who is Josie again? But fans of the series will enjoy picking up where they left off and the fact that there's plenty of room for more romance and intrigue in Eadlyn's future.

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