This is the last book in The Selection series. In the beginning I wasn’t sure if I was going to like Eadlyn as much as I did America. That being said there were times when I didn’t like America that much either. This series all together was hard to describe for the fact that while I didn’t always like them, I was always excited and curious about the next installment. I’m not sure what I really expected for the ending of this series, with America it was obvious who she had to pick (right? everyone knew America and Maxon would be together somehow). With Eadlyn’s story I’ve been a lot more unsure of who her love interest will be in the end.
Serious spoilers here but truly I want to discuss this book someone so if you’ve read it let me know your thoughts!!
I’m having a hard time writing a review, which is why I’d prefer this to be a discussion, because I really did not like the end. I kind of thought Eadlyn’s choice was random, it felt like it came out of nowhere. Maybe I was rooting for Kile too hard. I mean she seems happy with Eric but was it really love? Maybe there was some subtle hints here and there but I thought maybe it was just a crush or part of the fact that she had never had this much male attention. To suddenly be all “ I love you but I can’t have you because I must be selfless for my country’ then to change to ‘Just kidding I’m going to be selfish and pick you and just change the monarchy’ really throws you for a little bit of whiplash.
Honestly I don’t even think that’s the part that has me the most bothered. It’s her decision to change the monarchy. I really didn’t even know what that meant and had to google it which leads me to think that the people wouldn’t have really understood it either, just seen it as this child coming in and changing everything. From what I read it means that she would still rule but there would also be a Prime Minister that she would have to work with. Am I close? I rarely understand political matters. And then to appoint her recently unveiled Aunt as Prime Minister? Wouldn’t the public find out about that? Even in the two years it takes to set up the voting wouldn’t that most likely cause more uproar or conflict?
I really wish I had been making notes throughout reading this book because I know there were parts I liked and enjoyed, such as the change in relationship between Eadlyn and Josie. Due to the ending and all the questions I have left (Does Nenna’s boyfriend get to move closer? How does the public take to Eric? What does her parents think of the decision?) I feel that I’m seeing the whole series in negative-tinted glasses
Have you read a book where one little thing just throws it all off for you?
I will say my absolute favorite thing about this whole series is the gorgeous book covers. I know you aren’t supposed to judge a book by the cover but with covers this pretty I expected a light happily ever after read and I think that’s exactly what I got. Even with my negativity everyone technically did get a happily ever after.
Henri pulled us both in close. “You being together. I make your cake!” –The Crown Kiera Cass