The Heir by Kiera Cass

22918050Title: The Heir (The Selection #4)
Author: Kiera Cass
Format: Paperback, 342 pages
Release Date: May 6, 2015 by HarperCollins Children’s Books
Source: Bought

Synopsis: 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.

(taken from goodreads)

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Just when I thought The Selection was a trilogy, the fourth book was announced but it wasn’t America and Maxon’s story anymore – but their daughter, Eadlyn. I think we all know The Selection Series and most probably had read it. The books were just truly amazing, making you daydream but I tell you, The Heir is different.

Eadlyn Schreave has a strong character. She is very much like her mother. In fact, I find her annoying because she’s quite unsure of what she’s doing most of the time and that she’s very much convinced not to get married. In the first 3 books of the series, we got inside the head of the selected but in this book, we are inside the future queen’s head. I like the difference because it shows us different perspectives making the story more interesting. Like her mother, Eadlyn didn’t like the idea of The Selection.

Eadlyn’s pool of suitors were a mess! I kind of don’t like most of these guys because their attitudes didn’t seem fit. Eadlyn has been physically and verbally hurt by three of these guys. But having Kile Woodwork in the list made it a little bit better because to me, they look really good with each other. And their kisses totally wrecked my feels! They’ve know each other since they were kids and if Kile and Eadlyn would end up with each other after the process of Selection, I would rejoice! Meanwhile, Henri and Eadlyn’s kiss just made me want to puke because… ugh! Okay, Henri is cute but no! I ship Kile and Eadlyn so I guess that’s enough reason to puke haha. 😀

Overall, I like the book. It isn’t as exciting as Maxon and America’s Selection because firstly, Eadlyn haven’t spent time with every single one of the guys. I would be honest to tell that Eadlyn’s head is very messy. One minute she’s this then later, she’s not. The last chapters of the book had me catching my breathe. Ahren’s departure was totally heartbreaking and that comes from someone who isn’t his twin. Eadlyn wasn’t prepared for this, not yet. Or maybe she will never be and I know her heart broke twice as mine did.

I am definitely dying to read the next book. Really. Things got more exciting on the last chapters! I could totally not wait. And well, just a quick reminder that covers can be deceiving. The book cover might be really great but ha I guess Eadlyn is quite the opposite.

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