Publication Date: May 3, 2016
Goodreads Rating: 3/5 Stars
Twenty years have passed since the events of The One, and America and Maxon’s daughter is the first princess to hold a Selection of her own. Princess Eadlyn didn’t think she would find a real partner among the Selection’s thirty-five suitors, let alone true love. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you… and now Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more difficult—and more important—than she ever expected.
The Selection series has sold more than 3 million copies and captured the hearts of fans around the world. This swoon-worthy final installment is the happily ever after they’ve all been waiting for.
UH OH! UNPOPULAR OPINION RIGHT HERE!!!!
Here it is after a year we FINALLY get the conclusion to this series. I have absolutely loved the original 3 books from this series. I’m gonna be honest though as much as it’s been fun rehashing another selection with swapped sides I’ve also very much not enjoyed these last two books.
First of all I think Cass is a great storyteller. I don’t however feel like she is the best of writers. That isn’t to say that I’m going to stop reading her books, on the contrary! Because she’s a great teller of tales I will pick up anything she writes!
I really struggled liking the guys. The guys from this view of the selection were….too soft? eh maybe…not manly? no… too feminine? maybe… they all just didn’t seem to act like guys! I am in no way, shape, or form suggesting that men cannot be soft or have a feminine side/touch. However I just feel like in these last two books of the series I had a really hard time connecting with any of the characters. I do feel like she did a great job with keep their personalities separate though!
The character development for me was too fast. Things just changed in a matter of paragraphs. I have a hard time believing that Kile; who disliked Eadlyn for so long all of a sudden finds himself really enjoying myself with her and liking her and possibly even loving her! NO WAY it doesn’t happen THAT FAST…does it? Overall I had a hard time enjoying the characters and getting involved in their stories. I found them to be too unbelievable. HOWEVER, I will say that I had a hard time liking Eadlyn in The Heir. This one I will admit I liked her A LOT better.
The pacing was super fast. Things just wrapped up so fast and too conveniently with a nice pretty bow on top that I felt lost some of it’s magic. I’d be happier even if there was yet another book just so the pacing, character development were more evenly spaced and flowed slower to enjoy the story and their struggles. But…whatever.
The romance? well, it was okay…again WAY TO FAST for me. I like to enjoy a slow burning romance. This happened way to fast for my liking. I did enjoy the turn of events in this regard though I’m not going to lie I expected on way and was surprised it see it go another way.
Overall, it was an okay book. I’m very much interested in seeing what Kiera Cass has up her sleeve. I’ve really enjoyed this series overall! But I’m also happy to see it done.
Sexual Content: mild