The Crown by Kiera CassThe Crown by Kiera Cass

The Crown

byKiera Cass

Paperback | August 1, 2017

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The specacular happily ever after of the #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series

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 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 in The Crown, Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more difficult—and more important—than she ever expected.

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, VA with her family. You can learn more about Kiera’s books, YouTube videos, and love of cake at and follow her on Twitter @kieracass.
Title:The CrownFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:August 1, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062392182

ISBN - 13:9780062392183


Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not what I hoped for #plumreview The final book to the series was not what I hoped for. I thought the ending was too rushed and I wasn't pleased with it. There were some parts of this story where it was good and I was getting into the story but then the others part made it seem weak. Overall I think it would have been better to just stop at book 3 (The One).
Date published: 2018-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it I have read the whole series so man times over and over again, and every time i read it i learn and see something new that i haven't read before or seen. Definitely recommend.
Date published: 2018-08-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great ending to the story Wow. That was really good. Like really good. I was honestly a bit concerned about how Kiera was gonna wrap up the story in just this book, but it was done really well. A TON of HUUGE plot twists, cute af lovey-dovey moments, and Eadlyn gets SO much more likeable. I found her shift to the person she ended up with a liiittllleee quick, and I admit I thought it was going to be someone else, but I thought the ending was fantastic just the same. (plus if you can get your hands on the bonus epilogue, it's sUPER cute). Plus the LAST LINE of the book was phenomenal. My only criticism really is I wish we had had a little more development with her soon-to-be-husband, and that we got to see how the public reacted to her speech at the end. Other than that, A+ from me! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-07-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not Great, But Still Good I think that the ending was bittersweet and didn't end exactly how I wanted, but was still pretty good. You definitely need to read if you have read the previous books I this series.
Date published: 2018-07-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from not great I love Kiera Cass and the selection series but this book could've been one with the Heir. It was kinda boring and pretty rushed and quite predictable
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The others were better I cried... a lot. Wasn't the best book in the series, the ending was underwhelming. I still cried though
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The ending was weak I'm sorry because I love this author so much and her writing is amazing and her books are new and refreshing but I really didn't like this book. I liked the characters and how in the first book we got to see all our favorite characters from the Selection series all grown up with families. The plot was really good, there's not as much action in it like the first book but the plot was fine. My biggest problem was the ending. Like many of the reviews my biggest concern was the ending because it was too rushed and you never saw it coming. Which I usually really like but in this book it was just out of nowhere. The pace started off really well in the first book but then in the second book it's almost like she ran out of time and tried to squish the romance into one book that could've been two. I think that if the ending wasn't so rushed and out of nowhere then I would've enjoyed it more and bumped it up to four stars. I also wish we could've looked a little deeper into the lives of all the characters. Although I may have made this book sound awful I still recommend it. Because unlike other authors, Cass gave her fans the sequel so many people want for their book series. I just wish she had more time or written it into three books instead of two.
Date published: 2018-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ending was Rushed I was excited as this is the end to a pretty good series of books. However, I found that the pace of this book seemed a bit off. I had a few chapters left and I honestly didn't think that there were enough pages left for everything that need to happen to be explained. While this book was not my favorite out of this series, it did an okay job of bringing it to a close. I cannot say that I disliked this book, I only wish that this series was not over. There is so much more I would like to know about these characters and their lives.
Date published: 2018-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved Everything but the Ending I adored The Heir so I pretty much loved The Crown too. It would have gotten another five star rating if it wasn't for the last 50-ish pages. Everything was so rushed. In terms of the romance and the politics. Everything just wrapped up so perfectly and quickly that it wasn't believable. Because of this rushed ending, even though Eadlyn chose the person I wanted all along, I didn't feel much when they got their happily ever after. Which is unfortunate. I guess I'd rather have a perfect, rushed ending instead of a devastating, slow ending???
Date published: 2018-06-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not as good at American and Maxon This was a great book as well. Loved the ending. Again, wish there was more. I want to know all about their life now!! More boooks pleease!! I did not find this as intruiging and fantastical as Maxon and Americas story!
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Series I absolutely love this series and what a great book for the ending. During the entire book I was going back and forth rooting for two people to win but could not figure out which way it would go. Once I had started the book I could hardly put it down since I had to figure out what was going to happen and what the decision was going to be.
Date published: 2018-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this! The Bachelor meets the Hunger Games. Couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from worst one in the lot Overall I did not like this series. And I really did not like the ending.
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good Loved this series since book one. I thought the plot progressed too fast but it might be me pushing for another book :)
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read! Great way to end the series
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Much Better Than the Previous Book I told myself that if this book didn’t have the ending I wanted, I was going to give it no more than two stars out of protest. And for a good chunk of the book, I was sure that was going to be the case. But obviously things worked out the way I wanted it to, made clear by my rating for this one. I was a bit unsure going into this book, because the fourth book had been so different from the first three, and reviews were mixed, and I wasn’t sure how it was going to go. As the last book in the series, it seemed that it could go either way, especially with how the fourth ended. But it was actually a pleasant surprise, and made up for some of the short comings that The Heir might have had. It had the same sort of style that we saw in The One, including all the reader frustration as Eadlyn finally figures everything out. It was a good ending to The Selection books, and I’m really hoping that Kiera Cass leaves it there and doesn’t add more to the series in future. The Good Points of The Crown: We get a whole lot of development for Eadlyn. She’s almost unrecognizable from the person she was at the start of The Heir, in a good way. There were times that the chances did seem a little abrupt, but it works. Nothing happens without the reader being able to see where the changes in her stem from, which I really enjoyed. As with The Heir, I love the focus on Eadlyn’s work, and her attitude towards it. We don’t often get a heroine who is primarily focused on her work, and I loved Eadlyn for that. Her thoughts are, first and foremost, on her country and her work, and what is going to be best for that. It’s a nice change from our typical romantic heroine. There are some semi-sensitive issues addressed in this book (I won’t go into detail because they’re spoilers, and I don’t want to ruin the book for anyone) that are handled very well. Reactions are done appropriately, Eadlyn’s actions were very honourable, and the attitude towards them made me smile. As always, the book was a fun, easy read that took almost no effort to get through. I don’t know too many authors who can get me as frustrated as Kiera Cass can when it comes to character choices. Eadlyn ended up with exactly who I wanted her to! But maybe that’s only a good point for me. The Downsides of The Crown: There were a few details, such as Lady Brice, that seemed to come out of left field and have little to do with the story as a general. They were interesting and fun details, but they just seemed to come out of nowhere and have no effect on the story overall. It did feel a bit rushed. I would rather a book be rushed than be dreadfully slow, but it would have been nice to spend a bit more time with Eadlyn and her selected. After two books, I feel like I barely know any of them, including the Elite. All in all, a good book to finish the series. I really enjoyed it, and I was glad to have been able to spend more time in this particular world. And it’s hard to complain too much about any book when you get the ending you were waiting for all along. I wish now that Kiera Cass would go back and write a book about how Maxon and America dissolved the caste systems, or more about Maxon’s parents, or anything that would give us a bit more insight into their world. I feel like the books focused so much on the romances that we didn’t get a lot of how the world worked and how it became the way it was. I would be really interested in reading something like that.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great ending! Loved the story of Eadlyn and her transformation! My only complaint about this book is that the ending seemed very rushed, but otherwise it was great, and I would really recommend continuing reading the Heir and the Crown after the original trilogy.
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good This was slightly better than the previous book, but still predictable. Overall, it was cute and enjoyable for any one who loves the Selection!
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Good I really enjoyed reading this book! It wasn't as good as Max's round, but still good. The first books were much better and America was much more relatable. Still a pretty good book for anyone who has read the others!
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Bad The book was slightly better than the fourth book, but still isn't that great compared to the first three. I never did get attached to the main character and found myself annoyed with her for the most part. The ending was also a let down I found. If you've already read the first four books though I would recommend reading this one so you get the complete story.
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cute Predictable yet still enjoyable. Cute easy read series with a very similar story line
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Enjoyable A nice new perspective on the original characters from the selection all grown up in their happily ever after with a twist. Still enjoyable but not quite as good as the original series, it has less surprises.
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Crown Enjoyed this entire series. Thinking of rereading it!
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Predictable Predictable Predictable I was not even finished with the previous book and I easily knew who she would choose. Not a very good storyline. Pros: The cover is purple. Cons: Does not go in depth with Hale and Ean. Predicable. Plot-twists weren't very surprising. Lady Brice could have been more important. Not enough deaths. (**SPOILER** America lives) Bad ending to the series, could have been better
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Were my expectations too high? Kiera Cass' The Crown is the fifth book in the Selection Series. Though the series itself is absolutely incredible, The Crown failed to meet my expectations. It had many unexpected plot twists that I greatly enjoyed, but unlike the first four books, the finale lacked the little bit of magic that ties the story together, and makes the book extremely unforgettable. However, if you have already read the four other books in the series, might as well read The Crown.
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I had higher expectations I will be honest, this is the worst book in the series and I really liked the Selection. I'm dislike the personality of America's daughter, she's too different from her mother. A bit disappointed that the Crown is the finale of the series, but I hope to see more books from Kiera Cass soon
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Charming I actually really liked this series! Although the names were unoriginal, it was a sweet and drama-filled story perfect for young teenage girls and set in a unique world
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great book wow I couldn't put it down it was amazing
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wish it wasn't coming to an end Yes this book had a predictable ending, but it was still really good. I love the selection series and how the last book was with America and Maxon's daughter. Still very well written and exciting!
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really liked it! A bit different than the original series but still good!
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh Personally, a huge letdown to the end of the series.
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK... but not the ending to this series that I was hoping for.
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was okay. Predictable ending. The original series is better. Good book to pass the time with #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-24

Editorial Reviews

“A cross between The Hunger Games (minus the bloodsport) and The Bachelor (minus the bloodsport), this trilogy launch is a lot of fun. Cass deftly builds the chemistry between America and Maxon, while stroking the embers of America’s first, forbidden love.”