The Crown by Kiera Cass
Plot: In The Heir, a new era dawned in the world of The Selection. Twenty years have passed since America Singer and Prince Maxon fell in love, and their daughter is the first princess to hold a Selection of her own.
Eadlyn didn’t think she would find a real partner among the Selection’s thirty-five suitors, let alone true love. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you… and now Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more difficult – and more important – than she ever expected.
My verdict: It’s the final chapter of the new era of the Selection series by Kiera Cass
with another will they/ or won’t they romance with more twists and animosity than reality tv! This next crown princess not only has to deal with distracting the country from the uproar, how the press and perceive her eventually becoming queen, allowing her parents to slow down and know that the kingdom is in safe hands.
Not only does this Romeo and Juliet romance deal with class and wealth but also the many glass ceilings there are when it comes to life as a royal and often the crown princess has to break these barriers to be taken seriously by her advisors. It also looks homosexuality and wether loyalty means that you’re bound in service to the crown for the rest of your life. It’s also about letting people in, and it was nice to see a softer and vulnerable side to the crown princess who deeply cares for her people but can’t express it well enough. In other words, it was nice to see her blossom, take a step back by visiting her roots and seeing how she can truly help, which is somewhat reminiscent of our modern royal family. But behind the glitz and glamour, there is plenty of shockers that the royal family can’t control like, secret weddings, blackmail, illegitimate family members and a decline in health. It also has its positives: Bringing a nation together, the realisation of what truly matters and uniting two cultures whilst still being fearsom. Lyrical writing from Cass, fans of The Crown and our modern monarchy will love this finale (and almost mirrors real life) to a brilliant series about life inside the palace. My only criticism was that you could have got another book out of it particularly with what married life and being queen are like for Eadlyn.