REVIEW: The Crown by Kiera Cass
To be honest, I enjoyed this book more than my rational mind said I should.
It wasn't all that great. It was short, felt rushed, and the political background was just that, a background (it was like it was just an idea, but no one took the time to work it out into a well-integrated, well thought part of the story). I was rooting for someone else from the beginning (that is, book 4), and plot wise, he would also have been the best choice.
There wasn't really any romance. The selection itself was pushed to the background for what felt like no reason in particular, and thus the book lost part of its charm.
Things seemed to happen just for convenience, with nothing in the series to back it up. And if that wasn't the case, it was ridiculously predictable.
And yet.. I did like it. It was silly and very light. I don't feel like I 'wasted my time' on this, but that was probably because I wanted to finish the series and I knew from the beginning what I was getting into, so be warned. Know what you want from this book.
(The longer I thought about the book, the more irritated I got, though. At the lack of strong plot, the strange directions, the 'romance', how the candidates eliminated themselves ... So maybe read it and then immediately start in another book ?)