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 Rating: 3/5
I didn't realise this book wasn't told from America's perspective until I started reading which I was really disappointed about as it wasn't easy to like America but I had FINALLY gotten to the stage where I found her bearable at the end of The One.
I found Eadlyn equally as painful and found the boys participating in the selection much more interesting.
I found it much more interesting to hear from the person holding the selection rather than someone participating in it as it followed more of the pressures from all different sources rather than the competition within.
I loved the strong family dynamic especially between Eadlyn and her brothers - which in contract is entirely different to what Maxon had.
The ending threw up two major plot twists both of which I never saw coming which I loved because I seem to be very good a predicting these books.