Series: The Selection #4
Published by Harper Teen
Published On: May 5, 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Sci Fi, Dystopia, Romance
Maturity Level: Young Adult - no real violence or sexual content
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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 was pleasantly surprised with this book. I thought the first part of this series was ok but I think I liked this book a little bit more than the others. I thought it was cool seeing the selection in the point of view of the person who was doing the selecting. I can tell being on either end is hard but this was a different perspective.
I really liked seeing the characters from the other books grown up. I thought it was really fun seeing them all a little older though it was frustrating because they all still acted like children.
I’m really liking a few of our bachelors. I honestly can’t tell who is going to be chosen! I think that’s part of the appeal for this book. I really don’t know what’s going to happen but I have some favourites that I’m hoping will go far!
I really didn’t like Eadlyn for about the first half of this book. I thought she was a real snob and hated her with a passion. Closer to the end I started to tolerate her a little more but I still wouldn’t say that I liked her. She was too focused on the little things which I guess since she’s a teenager is pretty accurate. She acted like one that’s for sure. She probably could have used a slap to the face a few times because she really was pretty horrible.
I also wasn’t blown away by the plot line. It was interesting and not too bad but there’s not really much going on besides the selection. There’s supposed to be some people rebelling against the new system but it’s only ever mentioned in passing kind of like in the first book about the rebels. I think this author isn’t too great at writing the bigger picture.
I think that if you liked the first books in The Selection series then you’d like this one too. It has the same feel and writing style but it also has the same plot holes and a lack of developed characters.
This book fit well with the other books in the series. I enjoyed it most of the way through but there’s still a lack of a “greater plot” and some character development.