The Crown (Selection) Hardcover – 3 May 2016
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PRAISE FOR THE SELECTION SERIES: A real page-turner. Romance, royalty, and revolution in a reality-show format serve Cass boldly rendered heroine well in her quest for justice and love. --ALA Booklist"
Reality T.V. meets dystopian fairy tale in Kiera Cass s delightful debut. Charming, captivating, and filled with just the right amount of swoon! --Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of the Paranormalcy trilogy"
An engrossing tale reminiscent of Shannon Hale s Princess Academy and Ally Condie s Matched. Fairy-tale lovers will lose themselves in America s alternate reality and wish that the next glamorous sequel were waiting for them. --School Library Journal"
Deliciously entertaining. --Publishers Weekly"
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. --ALA Booklist"
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. --Publishers Weekly"
PRAISE FOR THE SELECTION SERIES: "A real page-turner. Romance, royalty, and revolution in a reality-show format serve Cass' boldly rendered heroine well in her quest for justice and love."--ALA Booklist
"Reality T.V. meets dystopian fairy tale in Kiera Cass's delightful debut. Charming, captivating, and filled with just the right amount of swoon!"--Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of the Paranormalcy trilogy
"An engrossing tale reminiscent of Shannon Hale's Princess Academy and Ally Condie's Matched. Fairy-tale lovers will lose themselves in America's alternate reality and wish that the next glamorous sequel were waiting for them."--School Library Journal
"Deliciously entertaining."--Publishers Weekly
"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."--ALA Booklist
"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."--Publishers Weekly
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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. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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After nearly two years, I have finally finished The Selection series! Whilst an apt ending to the series, I found that The Crown did leave me slightly disappointed. It is both a fun and a quick read, but I just couldn't connect with the story as much as I'd have liked to.
I liked Eadlyn far more in The Crown than I did in The Heir. She puts her upbringing aside and really begins to understand her people. Basically, the events in The Heir have made her less snobby and she's not as bratty either. I just found her more open-minded and nice in general.
I did really like most of the boys left in The Selection too, particularly Kile. However, I wish there was more interaction between Eadlyn and the boys. I feel The Crown focussed more on the politics of running a country as well as preparing Eadlyn for becoming Queen.
The Crown is once again told from Eadlyn's perspective. Although this was nice, especially seeing Eadlyn become nicer, I didn't really feel I was connecting with her. Particularly in terms of her choice in The Selection. I completely missed any signs of who she eventually chose, so I found it such a surprise and a bit of a shock too. I just didn't see where Eadlyn and her choice made their connection. And, I was really annoyed with her choice too! But I'm not going to give anything away.
Of course, The Crown was not without additional twists and turns, especially with the involvement of Marid. It added some more excitement to what could have potentially been a simple and, even, boring story. However, I did find that a few of the twists were left hanging at the end. I feel like there could have been more closure with Marid. So, this did leave me feeling a bit dissatisfied.
So far, my review does seem fairly negative. However, I really did enjoy the story and could not put The Crown down. I needed to know how Eadlyn's part of the story would end and if she would succeed as Queen. It just so happened to go in a different direction to what I expected or wanted.
The Crown is a good read and it is a nice ending to The Selection series. If I'm honest, like many others, I do prefer the original trilogy. However, I would still recommend The Crown to those thinking of finishing the series. I'd just advise caution.
Oh wow. The series has finally ended. Can you believe that? I have been delaying this book for so many reasons and now I can't even comprehend what just happened. All I can I say is that was very unexpected, I did not at all even see that coming.
This book is a lot different to the fourth one, we see Eadlyn a bit different. She tries to become more like her mother but what she doesn't realise is she already is. Eadlyn is stubborn just like America, she is also very protective of her loved ones and would do anything for them. I really liked Eadlyn in this book (a lot more than the first one anyways). She tries to show more of her personality in this book, her compassion to her people who she deeply cares about. She really shows that she is destined to be a Queen.
Ahren my love, what did you do? I love Ahren so much, I am bit upset that he moved all the way to France because I did enjoy reading about him. *sighs* oh well. Oh. Oh... what a surprise that Ahren's wife ends up being Daphne's daughter?
I really have the need to just dedicate a whole paragraph to who Eadlyn chose, I cannot decide if I agree with her or not. I can see why she chose him but I perhaps would of chosen someone else but then again you don't choose who you get to love. As long as they are both happy, I will be too.
I DID ENJOY ONE PART THOUGH, HOW MAXON'S AND AMERICA'S LOVE DID NOT FADE EVEN AFTER THEY HAD CHILDREN. AND THAT MAKES ME SO HAPPY. THEY ARE TRULY THE EPITOME OF #TRUELOVE GOALS!!!
I was very surprised by the plot, I though it would take me ages to read this but I was constantly surprised at every twist and turn. Some of the antagonist that popped up (you know who you are) I never really expected, such a fab series Kiera.
I liked that we were down to the final six. I thought the choices that Eadlyn had made were the right ones. Each man would make for the perfect suitor. The perfect candidates for prince consort. However a big reveal near the end means that there are only a couple of actual choices. Having said that the person Eadlyn decides on is not the person I would have chosen. Hand on heart. I was cheering after a different man. But c’est le vie. At least it was a twist in my mind.
But I was hardly cheering for this winner. Especially as I felt that there was no real connection between Eadlyn and the winner. There was no suggestion of romance till bam! But seeing as there is only two books in this series and the first one Eadlyn won’t commit to the selection there is hardly any time for romance.
This was another brilliant instalment in this series and brilliant and happy ending to an amazing duology. Everything was resolved and everyone lived happily ever after. This was a great ending to the series by my heart will always belong to the original trilogy.
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