BOOK REVIEW-THE CROWN by Kiera Cass (spoiler free)

 

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I did it!, I finally finished it.I’ll miss this series and specially the covers.They are so pretty.To be frank i didn’t enjoy the The Heir that much but The Crown was better.

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 fairy tale 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.

This has both served me well and disappointed me depending on which book in the series I am reviewing, as some of the books (The Selection, The One, The Heir) I’ve found decent, quick reads, while others (The Elite, the novellas, etc.) were a chore to read. I went into The Crown with high hopes, seeing as I much preferred Eadlyn to America as a protagonist, and there wasn’t that over the top angst love triangle to suffer through.

I liked the inversion of having a selection with male suitors, and the unique challenges and situations that it brought to the story. However, at the end of the day I found myself struggling to finish The Crown, which had the paradoxical feeling of being a slow read with a plot resolution that was far too fast.

The Crown isn’t a bad book, but it’s a book that did itself a disservice by the lack of focus on The Selection and cramming all of the interesting plot twists and resolutions into the last 20 pages. At the end of the day, at least I have a series of beautiful covers sitting on my shelf.

But again it’s my opinion.I’ll give 3/5 stars to this book.

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BOOK REVIEW-The Heir by kiera cass (spoiler free)

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The Heir-Comparing it with the previous one, i’ll say it was okay.To be frank i didn’t enjoy it as the previous one’s.The selection is my personal favorite and i’m not saying this one is bad but it’s not that good.

Princess Eadlyn has grown up hearing endless stories about how her mother and father met. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won the heart of Prince Maxon—and they lived happily ever after. Eadlyn has always found their fairy-tale story romantic, but she has no interest in trying to repeat it. If it were up to her, she’d put off marriage for as long as possible.
But a princess’s life is never entirely her own, and Eadlyn can’t escape her very own Selection—no matter how fervently she protests.
Eadlyn doesn’t expect her story to end in romance. But as the competition begins, one entry may just capture Eadlyn’s heart, showing her all the possibilities that lie in front of her . . . and proving that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she’s always thought.

America’s character was so loving i instantly loved her and all other characters.I had a bad time loving Eadlyn. She’s strong meant to be a queen, see’s herself as very powerful, confident person and that are good things but she see’s people as subjects, very confused about her own feelings.I also didn’t like the selected boys that much.They don’t have anything special and i barely connect with single one of them.

Well their are so many similar things with little changes from previous one’s to this.Like first obviously girls were fighting for boys and now boys are.But in previous one’s i know each and every girl’s characters, there good as well as bad faces.And everyone has different story whereas, in the heir i still don’t remember all of them.their is only kile whom i like a little and who is a little deserving. Maxon’s outing were so new and cool and Eadlyn outing is a show where not much is different.

I like the idea of rebels entering and a little bit of adventure along with the romance in the first three books whereas in the heir their is no such thing.Although it’s not completely bad it is a little boring in the between but it’s ending came with the twist and i seriously hope the next  book will be more good.

The characters that i like are Eadlyn’s brother, kile,erik. I’ll give this book 3/5 stars.

 

 

Series Review-Selection Series by Kiera Cass.

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This book has a special place in my heart.I love it so much specially the first three.

The selection-This dystopian romance novel starts with girl named America Singer.She’s 17-year-old girl living in the futuristic kingdom of IllĂ©a where the society is divided into eight castes. One, the highest caste, contains royalty, while Eight is made up of the poorest people. America and her family are Fives, the artist caste. While it is possible to climb castes, it is difficult. Women can marry into a caste higher than their own, but men cannot climb castes. Instead, a wife must join her husband’s caste. It is a typical for women to marry down. America receives a notice inviting her to register for the Selection, a televised marriage competition for the prince of IllĂ©a, Maxon Schreave.

The first book mainly revolve around america participating in the competition although she don’t wanna marry the prince as she already had  a boyfriend but she’s their for her family.To make her family’s condition little better.

The Elite picks up where The Selection leaves off.  Many of the initial girls have been sent home following several getting-to-know you events and challenges provided by Queen Amberly, her adviser Silvia, and the King himself.  America is pulled between her growing potential to love Maxon and her love for Aspen, which was rekindled when he became a guard within the palace.  The Selection heats up as the few remaining girls are expected to show their abilities at performing the duties expected of a princess – and the growing threat of the Northern and Southern rebel attacks doesn’t help, either.  As America questions if she can perform the duties of a princess, if she even wants the duties, she learns about the history of the monarchy in Illea and begins to question if the world around her is as perfect as the monarchy makes it seem to be.

The One “The Selection changed the lives of thirty-five girls forever. And now, the time has come for one winner to be chosen.America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon’s heart. But as the competition approaches its end and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she’ll have to fight for the future she wants.

Well it seems like the end of the series but kiera cass extended it.The three books were amazing and almost everyone loved america.

The fourth book The HeirPrincess Eadlyn has grown up hearing endless stories about how her mother and father met. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won the heart of Prince Maxon—and they lived happily ever after. Eadlyn has always found their fairy-tale story romantic, but she has no interest in trying to repeat it. If it were up to her, she’d put off marriage for as long as possible.

But a princess’s life is never entirely her own, and Eadlyn can’t escape her very own Selection—no matter how fervently she protests.

Eadlyn doesn’t expect her story to end in romance. But as the competition begins, one entry may just capture Eadlyn’s heart, showing her all the possibilities that lie in front of her . . . and proving that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she’s always thought.

I’m half way through this book and i think kiera should have ended it with the first three.Well i have not completed it yet so reviewing it wouldn’t be fair.But about the first three they are super great.I loved america,loved Maxon and all the characters.this is a must read and i’ll give this series 5/5 stars.

So have you read this series,what do you think.Do share in comments.

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