REVIEW: The Heir by Kiera Cass (The Selection #4)


The Heir (The Selection #4) by Kiera Cass.
Published by HarperCollins on May 5th 2015.
Genres Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy, Dystopia.
Pages 352.
Format E-Book.
Source Amazon Kindle Store.
Buy the Book • Buy the Book • five-stars
Princess Eadlyn has grown up hearing endless stories about how her mother and father met. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won the heart of Prince Maxon—and they lived happily ever after. Eadlyn has always found their fairy-tale story romantic, but she has no interest in trying to repeat it. If it were up to her, she'd put off marriage for as long as possible.

But a princess's life is never entirely her own, and Eadlyn can't escape her very own Selection—no matter how fervently she protests.

Eadlyn doesn't expect her story to end in romance. But as the competition begins, one entry may just capture Eadlyn's heart, showing her all the possibilities that lie in front of her . . . and proving that finding her own happily ever after isn't as impossible as she's always thought.

Just like a lot of readers, I was surprised when Kiera Cass decided to add a fourth book to her dystopian trilogy: The Selection. I had adored reading the other three books, and I found it very bittersweet for me when the series came to an end, so what a fantastic treat it was for me when Cass announced that she would continue the series further; but from the point of view of Eadlyn, who is Maxon and America's first-born child.

As I have already mentioned, The Heir is told by the point of view of Eadlyn- who is, gathered by the title of this novel, the heir to the Illéa throne. Eadlyn was born seven minutes before her twin bother- Ahren- and it is stressed throughout the entire novel that she would be the first ever Princess to inherit the throne. Such a prospect has conditioned Eadlyn to become such a headstrong, brave and independent woman she is in Cass's novel. Due to the fact that Eadlyn is the heir, she has had a lot of time to consider about having someone by her side when she comes to rule her Father's country. However, it is very obvious that Eadlyn thinks that being in a relationship is a weakness.

The plot of The Heir was written perfectly, and it described everything, From the length of time that was missing between The One (The Selection #3) and The Heir, to all the events that happened in this book. I thought that Kiera Cass did one hell of a brilliant job on doing this, and it didn't feel like any time had passed. I, personally, loved Eadlyn's attitude in this book. She seemed much better than America, who we know from the previous books as she was the protagonist. As Eadlyn thinks that being in a relationship is a weakness, she thinks that having her own Selection is absurd! But seeing some drastic consequences that have started to erupt after years of peace, Eadlyn complies- therefore The Selection ensues.

I thought that the aspect of The Heir being told from another view really added a new level onto the series. In The Selection, The Elites and The One, America's POV seemed to become more dragged out. But Eadlyn really changes this, and I had found it fascinating. This book left me with a heart attack, because I thought that my Kindle had cut out a few of the pages. But, it didn't and the ending was phenomenal!

To conclude, if you are a fan of The Selection books- then I can promise you that you will adore The Heir! 

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