“You can be brave and still be feminine. You can lead and still love flowers. Most importantly, you can be queen and still be a bride.”
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.
I’ve heard a lot of negative reviews about this book (mainly from Kyra) so I put it off after finishing the first three books of The Selection series. After a few days, curiosity got the best of me and I decided to see what the distaste was all about.
I was surprised how I found the book very pleasant and cute! I was actually worried that my taste in books was declining but nonetheless I read through it.
Unlike America, Eadlyn was different in ways that she was hardheaded and knew exactly what she wanted. She knew who she was and the weight of the title she will be carrying soon and that was a trait of hers that I admired very much! Finally, an independent character who knew that a man wasn’t necessary to be powerful!!
As things turn from what Eadlyn expected, the Selected were full of more than a handful of diverse, charming, and handsome bachelors. There were few that I knew spelled nothign but trouble. And in addition to that, I’d like to commend Eadlyn for standing up for herself when she was being touched against her will. That’s right, Your Highness, exert your power and show him who’s boss! Up until now I still don’t know who I want to Eadlyn as I have around 3-4 possible candidates (ehem ehem Erik, Kile, Hale, and Ean].
I’m looking forward to the next book as the ending of The Heir left me wanting more!