Though America and Maxon are finished with their Selection, their daughter (Princess Eadlyn) is now asked to participate in her own Selection. She begrudgingly agrees, and starts to feel the pressure mounting as she realizes what she’s gotten herself into.
This book takes place twenty years after America and Maxon’s wedding. Things have changed in their world, and mostly for the better. The castes are gone, but rioting is threatening to tear the kingdom apart. To distract them, and in a hope to unify the country, Eadlyn is asked to take on her own Selection.
Eadlyn was an interesting character. Part of me liked her, the other part thought she was whiny and self-centered. She really isn’t very much like her mother. She’s grown up in a world of riches and luxury, and it shows. I might even say she’s a little spoiled.
Her suitors are interesting. One of her worst enemies (cue love interest) Kile Woodwork somehow was among the selected, though he claims he didn’t put himself in for it. He seems like a decent enough guy, and there are several moments you genuinely think he’ll be the One. Another, Henri Jaakoppi (who is Swiss), doesn’t speak very much English. His translator, Erik is very sweet. Though I don’t see him as a real contender, Eadlyn’s interaction with him is very sweet.
Unlike the first three Selection books, Eadlyn’s family are some key players. Especially Eadlyn’s twin brother, Ahren, who is a major force near the end of the book. The ending caught me off guard, and I’m anxious for the next book.
I really hope the next book gives Princess Eadlyn some more insight into her people. She begins to realize that they don’t like her very much, but she brushed them off too easily. I also want to learn more about the ending and how that will work out.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kiera Cass graduated from Radford University with a degree in History. She grew up in South Carolina and currently lives in Blacksburg, Virginia with her family. In her spare time, Kiera enjoys reading, dancing, making videos, and eating unhealthy amounts of cake. You can learn more about Kiera at kieracass.com.