How I’ve missed this series! It’s been over a year since I’d read ‘The Heir’ so I had forgotten most of what had happened, the only thing I remembered was that Eadyln was a total and utter bitch, but I’m pleased to say that I loved her development and character so much more in this book. Like all the books in the series, this was such a nice and easy book to read and I will admit that I’m a little upset that it’s over because it was such an enjoyable series and journey. Out of all the books, I think this one has to be my third favourite with ‘The Selection’ taking first place and ‘The One’ taking second, and I just wish it was longer because there was still so much I wanted to explore and see develop.
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 realises 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.
Like I said in ‘The Heir’ Eadlyn was such an unlikable character but her development in this novel was so enjoyable, she learned to put others before herself and importance of doing things for the greater good – she grew up. We also see Eadlyn break into the world of politics and I enjoyed the fact that this book was more about a selection and was able to once again see more of the world Cass has created. Throughout the majority of the novel, we never know who Eadlyn is going to end up with because it could be anyone! The romance in these books is always spot on but I wish we saw more of the different relationships and more dates with the boys!
Overall, I thought it was a great improvement from ‘The Heir’ and I’m really sad to see this series end because they’re all such nice and easy reads which I fly through. If you haven’t read this series yet and are a fan of the bachelor or looking for an easy read then I highly recommend you pick this one up and I’ll link my review to the first book in the series here.