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Kiera Cass is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Selection Series.

Born and raised in South Carolina, she attended Coastal Carolina University before transferring to Radford University where she graduated with a B.S. in History.

Kiera currently resides in Christiansburg, Virginia with her electrical engineer husband, and their two children—a car-obsessed son and a princess-loving daughter.

Of the things she loves, boy bands and desserts are right up there; with the latter explaining why she is a regular customer at her local cupcake shop.

She however doesn't share the same affection for salads and flying.

More about Kiera Cass

Genres: Fantasy / SF, Romance, Young Adult

Born: 1981

United States


Non Series

  • The Siren (2009)
  • A Thousand Heartbeats (2022)


  1. The Betrothed (2018)
  2. The Betrayed (2021)

The Selection Novellas

  1. The Prince (2013)
  2. The Guard (2014)
  3. The Selection Stories: The Prince & The Guard (2014)
  4. The Queen (2014)
  5. The Favorite (2015)
  6. Happily Ever After: Companion to the Selection Series (2015)

The Selection series

  1. The Selection (2012)
  2. The Elite (2013)
  3. The One (2014)
  4. The Heir (2015)
  5. The Crown (2016)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

The Siren

Kahlen is a Siren. She is destined to serve the Ocean by drawing humans to the gravy waters with her voice; a voice that is fatal to any human who hears it.

Akinli on the other hand is human. Kindhearted and attractive, he is everything that Kahlen has ever dreamed of.

Falling in love could prove perilous to both of them, but Kahlen is dangerously attracted to him.

Will she put everything on the line and follow her heart?

This star-crossed Young Adult romance will assuredly enchant readers who grew up loving The Little Mermaid, or any fan of Jennifer Donnelly’s Waterfire Saga.

Author: Kiera Cass
First Release: 2009
ISBN: 978-0062392008
Publisher: HarperTeen
A Thousand Heartbeats

“Love has a sound. It sounds like a thousand heartbeats happening at the same time.”

Princess Annika has lived a life of comfort—but no amount of luxuries can change the fact that her life isn’t her own to control. The king, once her loving father, has gone cold, and Annika will soon be forced into a loveless marriage for political gain.

Miles away, small comforts are few and far between for Lennox. He has devoted his life to the Dahrainian army, hoping to one day help them reclaim the throne that was stolen from them. For Lennox, the idea of love is merely a distraction—nothing will stand in the way of fighting for his people.

But when love, against all odds, finds them both, they are bound by its call. They can’t possibly be together—but the irresistible thrum of a thousand heartbeats won’t let them stay apart.

Author: Kiera Cass
First Release: 2022
Ebook: B09HSC76Q7
Publisher: HarperTeen


The Betrothed

A would-be queen. A handsome young king. A perfect match…or is it?

When King Jameson declares his love for Lady Hollis Brite, Hollis is shocked—and thrilled. After all, she’s grown up at Keresken Castle, vying for the king’s attention alongside other daughters of the nobility. Capturing his heart is a dream come true.

But Hollis soon realizes that falling in love with a king and being crowned queen may not be the happily ever after she thought it would be. And when she meets a commoner with the mysterious power to see right into her heart, she finds that the future she really wants is one that she never thought to imagine.

Author: Kiera Cass
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-0062291646
Publisher: HarperTeen
The Betrayed

Can you follow your heart when it’s already broken?

After fleeing Coroa and leaving the memory of her beloved Silas behind, Hollis is unsteadily adjusting to life in Isolte. The Eastoffe family’s affection is a balm on her weary spirit, though Etan, a surly cousin with a deep distaste for Coroans, threatens to upset the uneasy peace she’s found.

While tensions at home ratchet up, disquiet in the kingdom of Isolte is reaching a fever pitch. The Eastoffes may have the power to unseat a tyrannical king—but only with Hollis’s help.

Can a girl who’s lost it all put the fate of her adopted homeland over the secret longings of her heart?

Author: Kiera Cass
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 978-0008403225
Publisher: Harper Collins

The Selection Novellas

The Prince

Before thirty-five girls were chosen to compete in the Selection for the crown of princess of Illea…

Before Aspen broke America Singer's heart...

There was another girl in Prince Maxon's life...

This 128-page original novella by Kiera Cass, the New York Times bestselling author of the The Selection series, takes us back to the life of Prince Maxon during the week leading up to the start of the Selection—way before he first set his eyes on America.

Author: Kiera Cass
First Release: 2013
Ebook: B008O8I8KY
Publisher: HarperTeen
The Guard

Before America Singer entered to compete in the Selection for the crown of princess of Illea…

Before she met Prince Maxon...

She was deeply in love with a boy by the name Aspen Leger.

They even planned of how they would share the rest of their lives together.

This 64-page original digital novella by Kiera Cass, the New York Times bestselling author of The Selection series, takes us back during the period right after the group of Selected girls is narrowed down to the Elite six.

This story is told from the point of view of Aspen Leger—the palace guard.

Author: Kiera Cass
First Release: 2014
Ebook: B00DTTEDM0
Publisher: HarperTeen
The Selection Stories: The Prince & The Guard

Before America Singer arrived at the palace to compete for the crown of princess of Illea in the Selection, there was another girl in Prince Maxon's life.

The Prince begins a week before the Selection starts; following the activities of Prince Maxon during the first day of the competition.

Given the fact that he was brought up as a Six, the last thing that Aspen Leger ever expected was to serve in the palace as a member of the royal guard.

Through The Guard, readers take a deeper look into the life of Aspen within the palace walls; learning truths about him that America will never know.

The Prince and The Guard offer the enthralling thoughts and feelings of the two men battling to win over the heart of America Singer.

Author: Kiera Cass
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-0062318329
Publisher: HarperTeen
The Queen

Way before America Singer came to compete in the selection for the crown of the princess of Illea, another girl had come to the palace to compete and win over the heart of a different prince….

This prequel story is told from the point of view of Amberly, Prince Maxon's mother, as it follows the events of The Selection.

Through this Selection novella, you will not only discover how Maxon's parents met, but also learn of how an ordinary girl by the name Amberly rose to became an adored queen.

Author: Kiera Cass
First Release: 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
The Favorite

There was a time when America Singer couldn’t decide what her heart wanted; stuck between Aspen Leger and Prince Maxon.

Marlee, her friend, however knew exactly what she wanted, and paid the ultimate price for it.

This 64-page novella by Kiera Cass, the New York Times bestselling author of The Selection series, takes us back to that eventful Halloween when Marlee and Carter were discovered.

Told from Marlee's point of view, it reveals how that night, and the prince, forever changed their lives.

Author: Kiera Cass
First Release: 2015
Ebook: B00MEJUH80
Publisher: HarperTeen
Happily Ever After: Companion to the Selection Series

Ever wanted to meet Prince Maxon before he fell in love with America?

Would you like to know about a girl named Amberly before she became queen?

How about looking at the Selection through the eyes of a guard who watched his first love drift away?

Then there is the story of the girl who gave her heart to a boy who wasn’t the prince.

This must-have companion to the Selection series contains four novellas—two of which are only available in print in this collection—not to mention the exclusive bonus content like the map of Illéa and many more llustrations.

Author: Kiera Cass
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-0062484291
Publisher: HarperTeen

The Selection series

The Selection

Thirty-five girls are presented with a once in a lifetime opportunity with the Selection; an opportunity to run away from the only path they have ever known, and into a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. It’s an opportunity to not only live in a palace but also compete for the heart of the charming Prince Maxon.

For America Singer however, the Selection is a nightmare. It means turning her back on Aspen, her secret love; leaving her home to compete for a crown she doesn’t want and living in a palace continuously under the threat of rebel attacks.

But when America meets Prince Maxon, she learns that the life she always dreamed of is nowhere near the future she never imagined.

Author: Kiera Cass
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-0062059949
Publisher: HarperTeen
The Elite

Of the thirty-five girls that came to the palace to compete in the Selection, only six remain. One lucky girl will end up marrying Prince Maxon, and in turn be crowned princess of Illea.

America Singer however still isn’t sure what her heart wants. Whenever she is with Prince Maxon, she can’t help but fantasize of being with him, as she is overwhelmed by their young and breathtaking romance.

But everytime she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, America is swamped with memories of the life they had laid out to share.

With the Elite now remaining, every girl is determined to win over the heart of Maxon.

America has to make a choice!

Author: Kiera Cass
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-0062059970
Publisher: HarperTeen
The One

The Selection forever changed the course of America Singer's life in ways not even possible in her wildest imaginations. Ever since she joined the competition to become the next princess of Illéa, America has had a hard time understanding her feelings.

She is heavily drawn to Prince Maxon and always fantasizes about their new and breathless love whenever they are together. But whenever she lays her eyes on Aspen, the memories she shared with her first love greatly overwhelm her.

Nonetheless, America has no option but to make a choice. And she is ready to fight for the future she deserves for herself.

Who will be the one?

Author: Kiera Cass
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-0062060006
Publisher: HarperTeen
The Heir

When America Singer entered the Selection to compete for the title of princess of Illea, it was the last thing she wanted to do, as it meant leaving her home and the love of her life, Aspen.

But that was twenty years ago. Having won over the heart of Prince Maxon, it’s now time for her daughter, Princess Eadlyn, to hold a Selection of her own.

The story of her parents was nothing short of a fairy-tale love story, and Eadlyn doesn't expect her Selection to be anywhere near what her parents had.

As the competition however begins, she comes to learn that choosing her own happily ever after isn't as hard and unbearable as she has always presumed.

Author: Kiera Cass
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-0062349866
Publisher: HarperTeen
The Crown

As the first princess of Illéa, Eadlyn was required to hold her own Selection. At first, she didn’t think it would be possible to find a real partner, let alone find the love of her life among her thirty-five suitors.

In fact, she couldn’t wait to send them all home during the first few weeks of the competition.

But when happenings at the palace place her in the spotlight even more, princess Eadlyn comes to the realization of just how important it is to have someone by her side.

Eadlyn is doubtful that she will ever match the fairytale ending that her parents had two decades ago, but the heart is however full of surprises.

Soon enough, the princess will have to make a decision that is impossible just as much as it is important.

Author: Kiera Cass
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-0062392183
Publisher: HarperTeen