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About the book: 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.


My review: I really enjoyed reading this book. At the beginning I was a bit confused. 20 years have passed since the last book of the Selection series, so I felt as though I had missed quite a lot of history in there. But as I read the book, more and more of what had happened was revealed, so by the end all was well.

Princess Eadlyn is a good character, she does seem a bit hard to get to know, but she realizes that. I liked the way that she was strong. She knows what she wants and she works hard to get it. I also like that she seems vulnerable, especially during her own Selection. She understands just how hard it is to get to know 35 people, but you also have to be willing to open yourself up a little bit to really get to know people.

I liked the Selected young men for the most part. There was, of course, some fighting and other things that got some of them sent home, but for the most part they are gentleman.

The plot is good, but I have to say the ending of this one is a real cliff hanger! I just did a Google search and found out that The Crown is coming out in a few months, so I know there is an end in sight. I'm just hoping for the happiness of Princess Eadlyn.

This book had a few minor swear words but really nothing more.

I was able to borrow this book from my local library.

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