Rating: ***** Suggested Age: 13
Summary: “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.” (Summary found on Goodreads).
I am shocked that Kiera Cass managed to pull of this fourth sequel to The Selection so well. It is from the point of view of the first three book’s main character’s daughter, so my expectations weren’t high as I was hoping for a different kind of sequel. I was pleasantly surprised as I began to read it and fell in love with the series all over again and the new plot twists erupting. I had waited so long for this book to get published and I enjoyed it very much. My one issue right now with the series is the torturous cliffhanger at the end that can only be followed with a sequel that will probably take another year to come out in stores. I love Cass’s ability to hook her readers and her strong character development. Though, the main character in this book is less likable because she is so selfish and prideful, but I feel like she will become a better person as the series progresses (assuming there is another book…) I highly recommend this book to those who read the first part of the series, even though it doesn’t seem as though it would be a strong sequel to the series.