Hello there BiblioBears! I am back again with another review. This is the first book I read in the year 2017.
Note: This is going to be a review with spoilers.
Title: The Heir (The Selection #4)
Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher: Harper Teens
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia, Romance, Contemporary, Fantasy
Started: January 02, 2017
Ended: January 05, 2017
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.
Let’s talk about how gorgeous this cover is. I love it so much. I love it more than the first three books. Kiera’s book covers are absolute cover buys. It might have taken me over a year plus to own this book but I am still happy to finally have it on my hands.
Now on with Eadlyn, she’s way better than America, if I say so myself. She’s tough and is a complete opposite of her mother. America is quite annoying but Eadlyn is so amazing. I love that she’s stubborn and really stands for what she wants. I admire her toughness but most of all I admire her dedication to her parents, siblings and her country. She is willing to put her own happiness for the country. But we all know her happiness is now on the hands of the suitors.
Some side characters I loved are Kile, Hale and of course, Maxon. Kile is such a sweet heart. I love the fact that he really loves architecture. It’s amazing how dedicated he is in creating or designing houses for the people of Illea. Hale is also a sweet heart. I love the fact that he is into fashion. It is always nice to look at guys that are so fashionable. Too bad I hate the information I found in the next book about him. (You might know it already). Then Maxon, the one that draw me into loving the series, he is the main reason why I started reading the book. I love his role as a father in his book. He’s such a awesome king as well.
The plot of the book is kind of predictable but it’s such a different view of the Selection process. We got used with the idea of a prince leading the selection. Now we got to see how the selection is done through Eadlyn’s eyes. It was such an enjoyable read because we got to see a lot of personalities from the suitors and the princess, herself. The way Eadlyn handled the first few days of the selection was different from how Maxon delt with it.
Imagine eliminating 11 suitors in one go in front of the whole country? That’s gotta be harsh, right?
As much as Eadlyn was that harsh, I still admire her in so many ways that I can’t really put it into words.
Thank you and have a great day. May you never lose your bookmarks while readin (’cause I always lose or misplace mine! 😂). Bye!