“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.“ –Goodreads
So I’ve finally gotten around to finishing The Selection series. This has been a long time coming, at least six months coming, as I bought the book as soon as it came out in March. (So needless to say I had forgotten 90% of the previous book, The Heir, before jumping into this one. That lead to some confusion of characters early on, but I was able to discern who was who at least a third of the way through the book. While i must say I enjoyed this final segment to the story, it wasn’t that great.
While I must say I enjoyed this final segment to the story, it wasn’t that great. Honestly, it was quite melodramatic, and while drama makes the story flow, it made this tale ridiculous at times. The whole Marid situation was a bit much. I feel that my favorite characters from this part of the series (The Heir & The Crown) are Kile and Henri. I really loved Kile, he is sweet and such a good friend, but also an excellent artist. I also adored Henri, he was awkward and innocent with his limited English. I am content with the final outcome, but it was insanely rushed.
Overall, I would recommend the ending as the conclusion to the series, but not much else. I honestly would have been satisfied if The Selection has remained a trilogy.