Oh, book four of The Selection series… also known as book one of the duology. When I get a book or two in a series, I stop reading the descriptions so I won’t have any spoilers. (A total me thing.) So to my surprise, when I cracked this one open, it is NOT a continuation of America and Maxon’s story.
It’s about their eldest child, one of a set of twins, oldest of four, the one girl, Eadlyn. And this starts her rise towards being Queen of Illeá.
The problem is the citizens are in an uproar. The castes have been dissolved, but there are still people hating others based on money or jobs. The whole of Illea is upset with the monarchy. So King Maxon thought it might be nice to have something that the people could back, a Selection for his daughter and future queen, Eadlyn.
It was the Bachlorette version of the previous books.
All those boys. Right away, I had a few favorites. Eadlyn did not. She hated the whole idea of finding love in a group of thirty-five strange boys. Hated the idea of love, I suppose. And, as you know, love always finds a way. The problem is it seems obvious when it’s not.
And so it goes over and over. Through boy after boy. Certain ones stick out, but your pretty much left in the dark as to who the Princess Bachlorette will choose. Oh, the drama. Add in the fact that some of the favorite characters from the first set of books are still in the story…so it’s like you get to catch up and you get brand new stuff. Which I enjoyed very much. I did miss the rebel threats, though…
Anyway, I’m glad I wait until a series is complete before reading. (Did you know the first book of this series turned five years old yesterday?) Because this cliffie ending wasn’t one I wanted to wait on for a resolution…
I will say, that if you wanted to start here, you could pretty much jump right in without having read the first three in the series. It would help to understand what the Selection is and what Maxon went through, but it’s not totally necessary. Which is why, in my head, it’s not one giant series, it’s more two individual series that align beautifully.
*A PROM READ (IT’S THAT DRESS!)* ~ APRIL 2017