This is part #5 of The Selection series and again I have to say I can totally understand why the series is popular with younger readers.
I’m not sure how it gets away with the YA sub-genre title though, because for me it is written in a middle-grade way. The whole style, vibe and even the names of the characters. Making them up as she goes along and just adding random letters together.
It’s infantile and something I would expect from a newbie. Oh hey Mr Blobby its Mr Coddly. It’s detrimental to the story. I have said this before though about this particular author and her writing in this series.
In this book Eadlyn has to step up to the plate and become the ruler she will eventually become anyway. She does try to connect to the people, bless her little heart. Of course being a dab hand at politics and communication is in direct contradiction to the selection going on for her future spouse.
The few that are left are dropping like flies, so the final choice is just around the corner. Watch out for the underdog sneaking through the royal bushes is all I’m going to say.
The premise is more or less the Bachelorette or Bachelor with younger contestants, better clothes and cheesier dialogue. The Crown isn’t on par with the beginning of the series, so perhaps it’s time to lay it to bed. It may just have run its course.