The Crown

The Crown

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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 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.

Don't miss The Betrothed, a glittering royal romance sure to captivate Kiera Cass's legion of loyal readers and lovers of courtly intrigue alike!

Publisher: New York, NY : HarperTeen, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780062392176
Characteristics: 279 pages.


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ChinesaR_KCMO Feb 06, 2021

A wonderful conclusion to a magical series that captivates and makes you fall in love. It's as if we were in Illea, watching it unfold in person.

Feb 02, 2021

I love it; it's a fantastic book/series! Except for the ending, which is very surprising. Eadlyn does a couple of things that you wouldn't have seen coming. Otherwise, it's excellent!

Oct 07, 2020

The Crown has a lot of surprising endings which keeps you on your toes the entire time! After a very big incident things completely change. Eadyln has a lot to figure out, and not much time. She takes over as queen, and has to finish the selection. She has gotten all of her father’s responsibilities, and is completely overwhelmed. In the selection she doesn’t know who she is going to pick. She is also really confused with her emotions. All of them are pointing to a choice she knows she isn’t supposed to pick. The ending is really surprising, and sweet. It has a great ending, for a great series.

Aug 03, 2020

I really enjoyed reading this book! There is so much character growth that we see from Eadlyn that definitely makes up for her prideful personality in the last book. After narrowing down the Selected, we see that she truly makes an effort to get to know each of the remaining characters and tries to make them feel as welcomed and comfortable as possible. But don’t be fooled, she still gets her fair share of sudden problems and some unwanted surprises. One of the issues regards August Illea and Georgia Whitaker’s son, Madrid, who attempts to help Eadlyn in understanding the country’s citizens and hearing their opinions on the aftermath of the Castes. This is one of the instances where Eadlyn proves herself to be empathetic towards her people as she tries to make everyone feel heard and recognized. I think the main reason that we see such a change in character from Eadlyn is because of what happened to her mother in the last book. I’m sure that seeing others show up for you in one of the lowest points in your life really makes you want to do the same for others. As for the ending, I was incredibly surprised by her decision and willingness to let her guard down. She could have easily played it safe but she chose to go against what others wanted for her and listened to her own heart and mind which I think was very mature and a very important milestone for her. Trust me when I say you won't be able to put this book down.

Mar 27, 2020

I actually really enjoyed these last 2 books because then you found out how Maxon and America ended up and you got to see how the country turned out... I am kinda dissapointed that she ended it right there and didn't show how the wedding went or how the country reacted to everything she decided or if it all fell apart. I really hope there may be another one to follow but this book was enjoyable. I loved the twist at the end though I was sad to see some of those characters go❤ I'd give this book a 4.5 and recommend if you've read the others.


The Crown is the last book in the Selection series. In this epic conclusion, Eadlyn reluctantly continues to find someone she will marry in the Selection, even though she has no interest in any of the 35 guys that were chosen to be in the competition. However, as time goes on, she finally realizes that maybe she might be able to fall in love, giving some hope to the people of Illea. I like this book because it has an unexpected twist in the end, making it less predictable than most books. Out of 5 stars, I would give this book a 5 out of 5. Kylie, grade 9, of the Yorba Linda Teen Book Bloggers

Jun 11, 2019

A lukewarm romance with an unlikable main character and none of the awesome political butt-kicking seen in the first three books.

Feb 19, 2019

Not as good as The Heir. There were some strange character changes and plot points.

Jan 30, 2019

It's rather hard liking Eadlyn for much of the book truthfully - the young men were much more likable and you rather feel sorry for them. But the story/series is interesting enough that you at least want to find out who she picks.

Apr 27, 2018

I didn't really find the last book of the series as good has the others. I knew from "the heir" the Erik would be the one. Henri was not going to be pick, everyone knew that. Also because he couldn't speak English. Kile was not going to be King either, because of Joise. Hale and Ean weren't my favorites either. I had always like Erik. Most people could have guessed the ending of this book.

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Jul 18, 2017

"Eikko, I need you to hear it. Just once, I need you to know it without doubt. I love you."-Eadlyn

Nov 20, 2016

You are always Eadlyn.
You are always the queen.
You are everything
To everyone.
And Infinitly more to me.

Jul 23, 2016

And I want him to make me doughnuts, just like his mom does for his dad. Even if I have to let out all my dresses.

Jul 23, 2016

"It's pretentious, too. My name literally means 'princess shining pearl."

Jul 23, 2016

I'd wondered how it was possible to magically find a soul mate in a random group of boys.
But now I couldn't question it.

Jul 23, 2016

"What four-year-old knows how to threaten someones' life?" he teased.
"One who was raised to, I suppose."

Jul 16, 2016

"Every moment we'd ever had together danced through my head. His awkward stance the day we first met, and how I scolded him before the parade for biting his nails. The way he protected me when the fight broke out in the kitchen, and how my eyes flitted to him over and over when the boys were deep in prayer outside the hospital wing. And, most astonishingly, the moment in the Women's Room when Camille asked who filled my head, and how hard I fought to stop myself from saying his name out loud then and there."
-pg. 195

Jul 16, 2016

"But the truth is, love is as much fate as it is planning, as much beauty as it is disaster. Finding a prince might mean kissing a lot of frogs. Or kicking a lot of frogs out of your house. Falling might mean running headfirst into something you always wanted. Or dipping your toe into something you've been scared of your whole life. Happily ever after could be waiting in a field a mile wide. Or a window as narrow as seven minutes."
-pg. 278

Jun 30, 2016

"Maybe it's not the first kisses that are supposed to be special. Maybe it's the last ones."

May 24, 2016

"You have to do whatever it takes to be with the person you love."

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May 07, 2016

This book is about Edalyn choosing the one she loves. It also includes friendship, betrayal, and love.


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May 20, 2017

Sexual Content: Kissing. That's about it, but in one part (very small) two of the characters confess that they are gay. But that's about it.

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