Book Review: The Heir by Kiera Cass

Posted May 29, 2015 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Book Review: The Heir by Kiera CassThe Heir by Kiera Cass
Series: The Selection #4
Published by HarperCollins on May 5th 2015
Genres: Girls & Women, Love & Romance, Media Tie-In, Royalty, Young Adult
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover
Source: Hardcover, My Own
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four-stars

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 her Selection to be 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 swoonworthy characters and captivating romance awaits in the fourth book of the Selection series!

“The Heir” by Kiera Cass was definitely a surprise to most. The Selection was supposed to end with “The One” but Cass surprised us all with more. “The Heir” is all about getting to know Princess Eadlyn. King Maxon and Queen America want nothing more than their daughter to discover the happiness that they have together but their daughter Princess Eadlyn seems to want nothing more than to be independent. When the country is in an uproar because of the castes being eliminated, Maxon and America decide that having a selection for Eadlyn could be the answer to distracting the rest of the kingdom.

King Maxon has thirty-five eligible male candidates for Princess Eadlyn. Eadlyn has agreed only to give her parents 3 months. She has no intention of falling in love within those three months. She ultimately wants to be left alone. Eadlyn doesn’t seem to want to be queen. She wishes that she could just pass the role onto one of her brothers. Since she is the oldest and the law has been changed so that she may rule, then it is bound to be her destiny.

Eadlyn is determined to prove that she is nothing but a selfish spoiled princess or at least that is the impression that she gives. She really doesn’t seem to give anyone else benefit of the doubt. She does her work and duty but at the same time she just seems to complain about it too. Many would want the option to rule the country, yet it is given to her by birthright. I started to really enjoy the book until the first elimination then I thought Eadlyn was acting like a spoiled brat even though I got her point at the same time. It just seems odd that this is the child that was created by Maxon and America.

I do have to say that their were a lot of really slow parts for me. I thought the story was dragging at times. I felt that I was losing focus on the book because I was no longer interested in the main character. I grew to really like both Erik and Kile. Part of me hopes that Eadlyn will fall in love with Erik because I think it would make for an interesting story that she falls in love with the translator instead of one of the men that is actually a part of the selection.

I definitely liked “The Heir.” I just didn’t feel like it was as good as Cass’ other three books. I have to say that it doesn’t change the fact that I still love this story. I think “The Heir” definitely gives the reader a whole new perspective on royalty life and what has changed in the last 20 years. I am going to be very anxious while I wait for the next book because I am still dying to know what happens next.

four-stars

About Kiera Cass

100 Things I Love:

Being married. Cake. The smell of Autumn. Motherhood. Books. Elephants. Back rubs. On demand movies. Actually going out to movies. Faith. Cinnamon rolls. My family. Butterflies. When my kitchen is clean. Crayons. Pink. Tote bags. Dancing. Organizing via color coordination. That my wedding dress was tea length, not floor. Baking. My house. Writing utensils. Paper. India. The sound of water. Making videos. Buttons. The word Episcopalian. Making people laugh. Layering clothes. British accents. Pinterest. Animation. Fireworks. The smell of the Ocean. My wedding rings. Aprons. Reasons to get dressed up. Sex. Pop music. Stars. Taking walks. Daydreaming. Stickers. School Spirit. My friends. Living in a small town. Japan. Singing. Painting my toenails. Pranks/ practical jokes. Painting. Stretch canvas. Costumes. Dipping my fingers in melted wax. Style. Soda. Spending an hour typing at a coffee shop. Musicals. Back to school season. Mopeds. Good hair days. Naps. Not walking up but looking at a beautiful staircase. Driving alone. My ankles. Playlists. Spending entire days in pajamas. Holidays. Telling stories. Spontaneity. Theme parks. Bookshelves. The word copacetic. Boxes. Empty journals. Surprises. Doing things in groups. Doing things alone. Getting real mail. Decorating. Small forks. A good hug. Gift cards. New Years Goals. Going out to dinner. When someone else remembers some great story about me/us that I’ve forgotten. Toy stores. Fireplaces. Breakfast foods. Journaling. Crying for a good reason. Doorbells. Pointless adventures. Voting. My birthday. Reasons to make wishes. Recycling.

About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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