The Crown (Selection Series #5)

The Crown (Selection Series #5)

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by Kiera Cass
     
 

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Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series has captured the hearts of readers from its very first page. Now the end of the journey is here. Prepare to be swept off your feet by The Crown—the eagerly awaited, wonderfully romantic fifth and final book in the Selection series.

In The Heir, a new era dawned in

Overview

Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series has captured the hearts of readers from its very first page. Now the end of the journey is here. Prepare to be swept off your feet by The Crown—the eagerly awaited, wonderfully romantic fifth and final book in the Selection series.

In The Heir, a new era dawned in the world of The Selection. Twenty years have passed since America Singer and Prince Maxon fell in love, and their daughter is the first princess to hold a Selection of her own.

Eadlyn didn’t think she would find a real partner among the Selection’s thirty-five suitors, let alone true love. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you…and now Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more difficult—and more important—than she ever expected.

Editorial Reviews

B&N Reads
5/2/2016
Starting with The Selection and stretching across five books and two storylines, Kiera Cass created the world of the Selection, in which American Singer, a lowly contestant in the competition to become Prince Maxon's bride, snags his royal heart, survives an uprising to marry him, and gives birth to daughter Eadlyn, the first princess to choose her husband in a Selection of her own. Eadlyn's story began in last year's The Heir, and concludes with The Crown, in which Eadlyn must select her husband from among the remaining contendors in her Selection—a choice that becomes more difficult than she could have imagined. Read More
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“Cass’s immensely readable debut novel is a less drastic Hunger Games, with elaborate fashion and trappings. The fast-paced action will have readers gasping for the upcoming sequel.”
Kiersten White
“Reality T.V. meets dystopian fairy tale in Kiera Cass’s delightful debut. Charming, captivating, and filled with just the right amount of swoon!”
School Library Journal
07/01/2016
Gr 9 Up—The series comes to a conclusion with this installment. The first three volumes, The Selection, The Elite, and The One, followed America Singer as she was chosen to be one of 35 girls to participate in the Selection—a competition to win the heart of Prince Maxon—and made her way to the top six and eventually was named the winner. The fourth book, The Heir, introduced their grown daughter, Eadlyn, who has lived for years hearing stories about her parents' fairy-tale romance but has no intention of repeating their history. However, she is eventually forced to take part in her very own Selection, choosing between 35 eligible young men to be her prince. The last book will reward die-hard fans with Eadlyn's final choice—whether they agree with it or not. Purchase where the series has been popular among teens.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062392176
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/03/2016
Series:
Selection Series , #5
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
496
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile:
670L (what's this?)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Kiera Cass is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Selection series and The Siren. She is a graduate of Radford University and currently lives in Christiansburg, Virginia, with her family. You can learn more about Kiera’s books, videos, and love of cake online at www.kieracass.com.

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The Crown 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 74 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What is sorely missing in this aselection series is chracter development. And the purpose of the men in this Selection. They had no tasks to prove their worth or ability to handle a position within the royal realm. Its like their only purpose was to moon after Eady and just wait for her and on her. There were no tasks like on the first series. The original series was by far more, engaging, ntriguing, had way better plot development, and character development. I cared about those in the first series and i could care less about those in the second series. I do feel i over paid for the last two books and cannot recommend them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was too rushed. I couldn't connect to the man she picked because it. I expected more especially after The Heir.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was so disappointing! Kiera tried to do a love twist ending but completely failed. They had zero CHEMISTRY! It felt so rushed and she just bombarded us with new info we did not need in short length book. My heart is aching because it was such a disappointing way to end an amazing series.
Anonymous 12 months ago
I was disappointed with the last book, "The Heir" and now even more so with "The Crown". This latest installment lacked emotion and heart and direction to be honest. I didn't feel any connection to the characters so it was hard to enjoy or get excited. There was no real depth to any of the suitors for me to care if they got sent home or stayed. There was no meat to chew on as far as the relationships went either because none were believeable. What I loved about the first 3 books was the level of intensity and feeling and passion; so if you're looking for that here, don't. There is no smolder, no biting your nails, and no sitting on the edge of your seat drama. The only redeeming storyline in this book continues to be the original reason why I fell in love with this series: Maxon and America! They were the most interesting, engaging parts of this entire book! Not enough of them at all and unfortunately so because they were sorely needed. After 20 years of marriage you can still feel the fire unlike the mess we were force-fed with Eadlyn and her suitors. The only reason I would give to even bother to read this, is if you are a die-hard Selection fan. If not, don't waste your time. I suggest you read the first 3 books! They are timeless. This one, easily forgotten.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first 3 books were amazing but the last two have lacked. I would suggest reading them but don't get your hopes up. I am proud to say I have read all kira cass book and she is amazing. So make more more more more books.
abs97 More than 1 year ago
This was so bad. It did not feel like a kiera Cass kind of finale. I felt that she felt pressured to make it political. It had little romance. The guy she picked and her lacked sparks. Spoiler ahead: She should have picked Kile they were romantic and fun.
Anonymous 12 months ago
I expected to fall in love with this series much like i did The Selection. Sadly that wasnt the case. This subseries is extremely rushed with little to no character developement. You wanted to love the characters but there was never any background to them, they were flat. This book was definitely a rushed project, which is highly upsetting due the The Selection success. It was like two different authers wrote the series.
Anonymous 12 months ago
I'm not one to give bad reviews because everyone has a different opinion. But... Be that this story was so underdeveloped compared to Maxon and America's, I really want my money back. I know I will not pick this book back up to read, so to speak. The characters had no connection! It was so awful, I can't even recall the girls' name. Anyway the ending felt rushed because by the time she made a decision or better words for it, (readers were allowed to know) there were only maybe 100 pages left of the book, if that? So a book 1/2 was spent on the princess running around complaining, not knowing a thing. There was no intensity, chemistry, real love, or story compared to the first 3 books of the series. We were lead to believe this was an epic book to finish, what a crock. I've finished the book for over a week now and still think what a waste my money was- So yes, 3 stars are too much. I'd like a refund please.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This will have spoilers. So basically this was the worst book in the selection series. Eadlyn completely changed and although its nice to see character development we sure as hell did not want to see a totally different Eadlyn. She Lost her sassiness and edge. Thats not even the worst part! She chose Erik. Kiera decided to pop this into the crown midway through writing it so we could all see how badly she wrote it in. They lacked sexual tension, CHEMISTRY, romance. No one could feel their "love". It was ridiculous. Kiera gave us Keadlyn in the heir and then stomped on it in the last 15% of the crown. Kile should've been The One! but like everyone else says she tried to change it up ut failed miserably. Kile and Eadlyn had so much potential to make the crown great but sadly this beautiful Otp did not make it to the end. If your looking to see what happens to the rest of the characters do not look for it in this book because she hardly mentions anyone. This book left a bad taste in my mouth. It was rushed it gave us a bad guy who had no business being in the book he was a waste of space in all honesty. This was written by a 13 year old not an experienced writer in her 30s
LadyShadowhunterHerondale More than 1 year ago
I was extremely excited for this book to come out. Eadelyn had bin through so much character development and I was excited to see her end up with someone. Except who she ended up with literally left me in tears. The characters had no chemistry and through out the last 2 books, Kiera Cass basically set us up to be disappointed. I know some people did like her with this person, but for me it just didn't make any sense. I know Cass was probably tying to do something different from the last selection but it just didn't seem like it was well thought out, but more that she had a plan and then changed it half way through writing the last book.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Overall a good read but the ending felt rushed and was abrupt. I've enjoyed the entire series but was hoping for a more satisfying finished. A large portion of these tales was finding a way to make the people happy as well as the love interests. A drastic change was made and that's it, over. No sense of anything really being wrapped up neatly. If the intention was to leave it to the readers imagination then good job.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Very disappointed with this book. There wasn't very much character development and it felt very rushed. I didn't feel a connection with any of the characters. Unfortunate, since I truly enjoyed series up until this last book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*Spoiler Alert (if you haven't read the entire series)* This final book was painful. There was so much leading up to this book so many different moments, so many great love stories, so many great characters realizing they where greater than anyone expected them to be. But the love stories in this book and characters lacked the magical of the last books. I laughed when America kicked Maxon in the groin, cried when when Marlee was caned, couldn't help but smile while reading Celeste, Elise, Kriss, and America become great friends, and sobbed when Maxon told America it was over. All to get a happily ever after. But with this book the happily ever after was forced, It seemed a little out of no where. When I finished the book I felt like I had missed something. and maybe I did miss something. I loved the idea of Eadlyn finding her strength in an unexpected place, I loved Eadlyn finding out she could lead but still like flowers. What I didn't like was the lack of the magical world the Palace of Illea could be, the lack of love that powered the Palace and the country, and its people, the lack of imagination that fueled these books.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Once again, Kiera absolutely stuns us with her work, while even throwing in a few plot twists here and there. I highly recomend this book to anyone, but only after you read the first four books though ;)
Anonymous 12 months ago
I absolutely loved his series, but sadly I feel like this one fell short. The ending felt rushed and unresolved, while I liked her choice of love I felt like there was not enough time to truly grow that love and show the chemistry that could have been there. I get that it was a sudden moment of realization for her, I just wish that there would have been more interaction between the two before that deciding moment. And then to have all those secrets spilled at the end but not have a way to truly explore some of them and work more with some of the developing story lines was a bit of a let down. Although I loved the surprise love interest between two of the other characters. If you have started this series its a bit of a must read just to end it, but if you were not in love with this series, just skip to the end to see who she chooses and I don't think you will be missing a whole lot.
Anonymous 12 months ago
This is the most disappointing book I've ever read. It was rushed and I read it in a few hours. Not even close to being worth the 12.99 I spent on it. It had potential, but I felt like Kiera didn't care about this book. The story was hurried a long and it came no where near the original 3 books substance. Its a real shame.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Owner of blog bookspixscoffeefix.wix.com/-blog The Crown Kiera Cass / 5 Stars Spoiler free review Synopsis: With only a few men left; and the circumstances the palace is in, things are heating up. Eadlyn is running the palace giving Maxon and America time to rest/ be together. Being Queen unexpectedly for a while really makes her day a whole lot busier. Eadlyn has to decide who to marry, and somewhat soon. She is under a good amount of stress with the selection going on and the duties of being Queen and King. And with her older brother not their for support, it only makes it harder. Many people are helping in any ways they can especially Lady Brice, and surprisingly Josie. Eadlyn has to learn to pick either her heart and get true love or her head which might make the people happier. Even though she doesn't have do finish the selection she wants to now. She realizes she cares about each one of them. Eadlyn is full of power, bravery, compassion, hard work, and a little bit of romance. The final choice of who won is based of one tiny question. Heart or head. My Review: I honestly never thought I would say this, but I didn't like it as much as I was expecting. It was still and wonderful, very enjoyable read, and I wanted more. I really May or Aunt May to come into the book, but she didn't. I also wanted Ahren to play a little bit of a bigger role but that is all. That is the major reason I was a little disappointed. I also wanted more romance in this book. Maxon and Americas story was great because they knew they were meant for each other, and Eadlyn doesn't know until the final pages of the book which means we really don't get to see much of how they are together. I was also disappointed with two of the boys in the book and thought it was un needed to put that in the book, that alone kind of hurt my opinion for the book. Other than those 3 reasons, I loved the book! I had a ton of action which led me to finish the book in one night. I know I've pointed out pretty much all the things I didn't enjoy about the book, but let me tell you don't let it stop you from reading it. I really did enjoy this book I was just expecting a little bit more. I loved seeing Americas mom come into play in this book. There were also so new family secrets revealed in this book that were very entertaining. I really truly did enjoy this book!
JessicaAnnBooks More than 1 year ago
I'll start out by saying that I absolutely adore this series. I adore Kiera Cass I think she has a talent for creating immersive worlds with interesting characters. I've rated every book before this one a five and have gobbled up every single book she's put into print, including The Siren. That said, I was sorely disappointed with the ending of this book. It pains me to say that because this was a series I had really invested in, and for a long time called it my favorite series. Reading the last two books, I wish I could have stopped at The Elite. That, to me, is where the books should have ended and it would have been a stellar series that I wished would have gone on, but if I'd known then what I know now, I wish it had ended there. The reason I'm so upset about this book is the ending. This book had a different tone to it from the beginning, it starts out strained because America has had a heart attack and everyone is strung out from her brother's sudden marriage. Because of this Eadlyn takes over and suddenly has too much on her plate, but I think Kiera did a great job at depicting how she handled it all. She narrows down suitors pretty quickly and without much thought, and some suitors even do it for her. However, at the very end, you find the climax, and it was understated. Because she dealt with the height of the action with such non-emotional choices, it made me dislike her a lot. SPOILERS BELOW: DON'T READ IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BE SPOILED The whole part with Henri and Erik was so superficial to me it pulled me out of my suspension of disbelief. Henri "worships the ground she walks on", and he doesn't seem to be all that perceptive, there were no indications of this in the book, in fact he came off as aloof to me up to this point. So how is it that he's so perceptive, that ONE look between her and Erik and he throws away his love for her, his adoration, and tells her she doesn't love him, she loves Erik, and oh! He'll bake her cake! People who are in love with other people, and especially Henri, since he was portrayed as the one who would do anything for her, and who worshiped her and would essentially die for her, do not just give up after seeing two people look at each other. He didn't even question it. So he says that, then she goes running to daddy, who basically tells her to do what she wants, no one discusses how her people would feel about her choice, and we don't know what the people thought of her breaking the rules because the book ended so soon after all of this happened. Not to mention that her love for Erik came out of nowhere to begin with. It was obvious that there were feelings going on between the two of them, but I couldn't tell you the reason that she loved him. She needed another book in here. The ending was so rushed that the climax happened way too late. We didn't get much of a resolution, because the book ended shortly after that. I would have loved to hear about their wedding, how the people reacted to her choice, and what her mother and family thought of the whole thing. Instead I'm just left with a bunch of questions. I'm also disappointed with the lack of conflict that Marid could have caused. There was so much potential for some venomous exchanges between the two, but Eadlyn seems so timid and sheltered she probably couldn't have handled it anyway. That is what she should have concentrated on, instead of making it a headline on the news. There was so much potential in this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the first three books of this series. The fourth book was okay. It didn't quite grab my attention like the first three. This one, however, was a huge disappointment. While the book did focus on politics, it wasn't near as immersive as the original story with America. The focus was mainly on Eadlyn taking on a huge role and having to deal with an outside person attempting to overthrow the throne (which, honestly, felt out of place and forced). She took on this role, and Cass could have gone in so many directions with it. She touched on a few subjects, such as the tension with Europe, but it never developed and it was never brought up again. The drastic announcement Eadlyn made at the end of the book was so rushed and she even said it had only occurred to her relatively recently. I was just disappointed with the lack of thought that went into the political side of the novel. While Eadlyn did grow and learn in the book, it seemed like she never lost her most obnoxious quality, her selfishness. By the time I got to the end of the book, I didn't even care who she ended up with. I didn't like any of the choices and the one she did pick was so far out in left field. There is such thing as a "surprise ending," but it has to make sense. This ending did not.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You wont regret reading this series. It has made me laugh,cry,worry, and smile and this was a truly wonderful conclusion to such a beautiful series. I will definitely be rereading it many times.
maryparryMP 8 months ago
Going into the The Heir and then later The Crown, my expectations were certainly high; after all, The Selection books 1-3 were amazing, so why should I expect anything less? I was sorely mistaken to believe that the development and plot would be anything like the original Selection series. In just about every area Cass excelled at providing in the original story, she greatly lacked in these last two books. Major areas of disappointment for me were character development and plot. Unlike the original Selection books in which we got to know every character in depth to varying degress, I felt very detached from the suitors in The Heir/Crown, and even Eadlyn herself. What I loved so much about the original series was the way in which we were able to witness the growing relationship between Maxon and America over a period of time; unfortunately, I found most relationships to be very two-dimensional or non-existent in The Heir/Crown. Some of these seemingly nice guys had no chance solely because Eadlyn never got to know them, which I found frustrating. Furthermore, the plot was really ONLY about the Selection; yes, there was some emphasis on pleasing the citizens and continuing to help out with the transition from the now non-existent caste system, but overall I felt that a lot more could have been added to the plot to spice things up and add some much-needed drama, because although romance is nice, there was a great deal of potential for more. By the end of The Crown, I was shaking my head wondering how Eadlyn could have chosen the suitor that she did; I felt as though she hardly knew him, and their relationship felt very forced upon the reader, and their '"love" did not feel authentic to me. I do appreciation Cass trying to throw an unexpected curve for the readers, but it was just confusing and not satisfying, in my opinion. It's funny, I really only intended to write a sentence or two about how I felt, but clearly there was a lot that I needed to get out about these books! Honestly, I would pass on them. If you've already read the Selection books, STOP THERE! Don't let these tarnish your thoughts those beautiful three books! After reading them, these books felt completely unnecessary. If you haven't read the first three Selection books however....I don't know what you're doing on this review but GO READ THEM! kbye.
Anonymous 11 months ago
I loved this book so much until the end. I was so sad!! I will not spoil it for you but if you're like me you will be sad. But it was a really good conclusion to my favorite series in the worlds.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Amazing finish- was a little rapid but thoroughly enjoyed!
Anonymous 12 months ago
Fantastic
Anonymous 8 days ago
I hated it. Too much romance, no real character development, and worst of all she thinks she has feelings for every single guy and his translator. This girl needs to stop playing with guys like toys and start dealing with her hormonal imbalaces/puberty/insecurity. Deal with your problems, girl!