The Crown by Kiera Cass

1450275905025Well guys, I’m back for a couple minutes! This is going to have to be a short review because it’s late―like, really late―and I’m out in LA so I don’t have a ton of time but I just got the eBook version of The Crown by Kiera Cass and, of course, I read it as soon as I got out of my meeting! I just couldn’t wait! Could you?

For those of you unfamiliar with my blog or with Kiera Cass’ work, please let me refresh your memory. The Siren was Kiera’s first work, and it was absolutely brilliant. I never posted a review on it but it was very, very good and definitely on my Hall of Fame list. Remind me to do a review on that one later! She re-did the book recently and I have to say, I liked the original much better, but maybe I’m just a snob for originals!

After The Siren came one of the greatest series to ever grace the world: The Selection. Absolutely a brilliant, phenomenal series. Best of the best. A page-turner, a heartbreaker, a beautiful romance. The Selection series had 3 books ― The Selection, The Elite, and The One. All brilliant. Then, we take on a new story.

The main character’s daughter.

Yay! I was so excited! I ate The Heir up! So good! So obviously, when The Crown came out, I had to read it.

And honestly, I’m disappointed.

3 stars.

Why? Because The Heir leads you on with a guy that she doesn’t end up with. Now, I liked the guy she chose, don’t get me wrong! But I would have preferred someone else. I was ROOTING for someone else. Sadness.


You ready?

You ready?

What do I always say I can’t stand in novels?


No. Can’t do it. Sorry. Not for me. I was so proud to call myself a Cassian (I made that up) until in The Crown we have not one but TWO gay men. And that freaked me out. A lot. It came out of FRIGGEN NOWHERE. It was like Ms. Cass goes, “Oh, you know what’s politically correct right now? Gay people. Mm. Should probably add one. Oh, you. You’re not doing anything! And you! You’ll both do perfect. You guys come here and kiss.”


So yeah. 3 stars. Still, because it was the last book in The Selection series, I loved it. Because I loved its prequels. I kind of had to love this one. Oh well. Could have been a bit more romancy but whatever!

That’s all the time I’ve got for today!

Later, babes!

What’s on your bookshelf?


  1. Finally, someone who feels the same way I do about gay elements. I’ve been trying to find books everywhere that have no gay characters in them. I was disappointed with the Legend trilogy, the Divergent trilogy (the third book), and the 2nd book of Across the Universe.
    I definitely won’t be picking up this spin-off series of Kiera Cass’s.
    I probably will read The Selection.

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  2. What’s so wrong with having gay characters do the not have the right to be represented in media. If you don’t agree with it for whatever invalid reason ok but what’s the value in taking the time to spread hate about a group of people who have done absolutely nothing to you.


    1. I appreciate your perspective, Lindsay. I wish you wouldn’t take it as hate, because that’s not what any of us are spreading, and it’s certainly not what I’m spreading. Just because I disapprove of robbery doesn’t mean I “hate” the robber. I simply disapprove. And it is my right to disapprove in this country. I don’t think I (or anyone else who disapproves) should be hated or mocked for my disapproval.


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