The Crown

288p. (The Selection: Bk. 5). ebook available. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. May 2016. Tr $19.99. ISBN 9780062392176.
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.
Only six boys remain in Princess Eadlyn's Selection, but what if her true love isn't among them? Meanwhile, Eadlyn is also dealing with political unrest as regent of Illéa while Queen America recovers from a heart attack. Although relationships and motivations are less than original, series fans will be thrilled by the tidy fairy-tale conclusion that proves love conquers all.

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