Release Date: May 5th 2015
Series: The Selection #4
Genres: Girls & Women, Love & Romance, Royalty, Young Adult
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.
This series and I have an unhealthy relationship. Each one frustrates me more than the last but I cannot deny they have entertainment value. Plus this one was gifted to me so I can’t complain. My main issue with this installment of The Selection lies with the main character.
Eadlyn is the very definition of a spoiled, selfish brat. She got on my nerves from the very beginning, every other word she said or thought was a passive aggressive comment. Eadlyn believes she is better than anyone else and looks down on others, her favorite motto saying that she is “more powerful than anyone,” even talking back to her parents and acting like a thirteen year old girl rather than the next queen. She plays with the guys and treats everyone like crap, saying multiple times how she will make them suffer.
“I knew they loved me…it felt amazing to have so much of the affection finally centered on me.”
Acting like you are entitled to everything and above everyone does NOT make you a strong character. There is a difference between standing up for yourself and just tearing people down. Eadlyn is just downright cruel at times.
Thankfully, I liked the other characters. It was great how there was time devoted to giving each of them unique personalities to establish them as individuals. There are actually quite a few boys I am rooting for, which really surprised me.
While The Selection had somewhat of a sub plot, this one mainly just focuses on the drama and developing relationships.
If you have been a fan of the author’s other novels you are probably going to enjoy this one as well. If you found The Selection series to be frustrating, you might find yourself having the same issues I did with this one. Am I going to read the sequel? Probably. Will I feel the same way about it? Most likely. What have I learned? Obviously absolutely nothing.