Summary by Goodreads:
When Eadlyn became the first princess of Illéa to hold her own Selection, she didn’t think she would fall in love with any of her thirty-five suitors. She spent the first few weeks of the competition counting down the days until she could send them all home. But as events at the palace force Eadlyn even further into the spotlight, she realizes that she might not be content remaining alone.
Eadlyn still isn’t sure she’ll find the fairytale ending her parents did twenty years ago. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you…and soon Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more impossible—and more important—than she ever imagined.
I have been a fan of The Selection series since Kiera Cass’s first book came out. While I wasn’t sure how much more could be done with the series, The Crown did not disappoint. The story continues where The Heir leaves off with the focus on Eadlyn, the daughter of King Maxon and Queen America, as she narrows her Selection suitors to the top six young men that she wants to get to know better. The hardest part of reading this book was that I had forgotten all of the suitors as I had read The Heir exactly a year ago. While I did enjoy learning more about Eadlyn, this one isn’t filled with a lot of conflict or action-packed events like the first few books of The Selection series. Rumor has it that this is the last book in the series. I will be so sad if that is the case. Eadlyn has her own story that needs to be told as the Queen!