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.
I gave The Crown by Kiera Cass 4/5 stars.
The end of the Selection Series…
I honestly thought I was ready for the end of the series, but I wasn’t. I guess as much as we are ready for the end of something, once it comes we truly aren’t ready. That being said, I guess I was more ready for the beginning of the end, because the end of The Heir left off with such a cliffhanger that I spent the last year stressing over this book. I honestly got myself so worked up, because I worried that it was going to be a case of “Allegiant” in which the author changed everything up that she ever wrote and put out a final book that left the fans saying…
Luckily, it did not end up that way, so I am beyond happy!
Now, is The Crown the best book in the Selection series? No, but it is better than The Heir, so Kiera did step up her game for this final installment. Honestly, I think I am going to start this with my favorite part of the novel and that is how Eadlyn reacted to how the public views her. The public doesn’t have the best view of Eadlyn,which a lot of the fans who read The Heir didn’t quite like her as well. But as I read and truly thought about what Eadlyn was saying about how the people she serves, I realized that a lot of the stuff that was being said, was stuff that fans of the series said about her after The Heir came out. I don’t know if Cass did this intentionally, but if she didn’t it was great. I am however curious if anyone else caught on to that.
Okay, time for the novel overall. I truly think that The Crown was a great end to the Selection series. Okay yes, it was a bit slow at parts and seemed to dragged on, which is why I gave it 4/5 stars, but it was a great book. I mean the romance was great, but wasn’t as much as a focus as in other books. It took a look at other social issues like the LGBT Community (sort of a spoiler, but I’m not saying who this effects). One thing I truly loved about The Crown is that even though the focus is not of Eadlyn’s parents anymore, we still get to see development of them. I mean I love America and Maxon, and to be able to see them grow more even at the end made me happy, because without them there wouldn’t be this series. As much as fans don’t like Eadlyn, this novel truly shows that she has the best parts of both her parents, but has her own flaws. That being said, she really grows in the novel and tries her best to work through them to be the woman she must be, not only for her family, but her country as well.
Have you read The Crown yet? If so, comment below and let me know what you think of it! I’m really curious of how people felt about the book.
About the Author:
Kiera Cass graduated from Radford University with a degree in History. She grew up in South Carolina and currently lives in Blacksburg, Virginia with her family. In her spare time, Kiera enjoys reading, dancing, making videos, and eating unhealthy amounts of cake. You can learn more about Kiera at kieracass.com, follow her on twitter via @kieracass