The Heir by Kiera Cass
Release Date: May 5, 2015
Genre: Young Adult / Romance
Series: The Selection Series, Book Four
About the Book:
Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series has enchanted readers from the very first page. In this fourth romantic novel, follow Illéa’s royal family into a whole new Selection—and find out what happens after happily ever after.Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon’s heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn’t expect anything like her parents’ fairy-tale love story…but as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she’s always thought.
A new generation of swoon-worthy characters and captivating romance awaits in the fourth book of the Selection series!
The Heir is the fourth novel in The Selection Series by Kiera Cass. This time the main character is about Princess Eadlyn. She happens to be the daughter of Maxon and America and now it’s her turn to go through the Selection. Except, she doesn’t want to. In fact, she doesn’t want a husband at all. She just wants to be independent and have control of everything that comes her way. She is the first female to ever hold a Selection and the first woman to assume the throne when it’s time. No pressure.
Eadlyn also has a habit of not allowing people to see the real her. Many see her as a headstrong independent selfish spoiled brat. Don’t get me wrong, she is all that. At times it was hard to enjoy her as a character. Unlike most people, I’m kind of glad that Kiera Cass chose to write her this way. I love an imperfect character because they’re more believable and relatable. But think about it in her perspective. She’s the daughter of a well respected and beloved Queen and King. She’s the first female to assume the throne. She’s learning how to become a Queen one day while holding a Selection. She has a lot on her plate so she’s stressed out. She’s a perfectionist so when something doesn’t go her way, she gets scared. Sure she’s not sweet and innocent like America, but that’s why I like her. She’s not afraid to accomplish her goals. She sees something that needs to be done and she does it without question. She’s afraid that when someone finds out who she really is, no one will like her. I think she’s acting quite rationally for someone in her shoes.
Almost all of the original living characters make an appearance, especially America and Maxon so that was super fun! It was also super fun to learn about the Selection process through the eyes on the other side through a new pair of eyes in the next generation. There wasn’t much romance in the book this time, but there are some cute fun dates with the boys! My favorite so far is Kile. I’m secretly rooting for him even though he doesn’t want to be there.
It’s also different from the originals in the series because there are no rebels and nothing dramatic really happens. It’s more of a self-discovery for Eadlyn as she is trying to figure out who she is and what her purpose is.
Although there are a few times where characters swear and characters drink alcoholic beverages, it is quite clean. Overall, I enjoyed this one.
I’ve already started The Crown.
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About Kiera Cass
Kiera Cass is a graduate of Radford University and currently lives in Blacksburg, Virginia, with her family. Her fantasy novel the siren was self-published in 2009. Kiera has kissed approximately fourteen boys in her life. None of them were princes. You can learn more about Kiera’s books, videos, and the love of cake online at www.kieracass.com.