Book Review: The Heir

Review: The Heir by Kiera CassSeries: The Selection #4

Genre: Romance

Page length: 368

Published on: 5 May 2015

Publisher: HarperTeen

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.
RATING: ✯✯✯✯ (It’s 3.5, but I rounded it off)
I’ve heard many things about the first book in the series The Selection, both good and bad. Since I haven’t read any of the novels in The Selection Series, I wanted to try it out to see if it was really that bad or that good. So I bought it and read it.
It was really hard for me to rate this book. I love the bachelor-styled plot, and I couldn’t put the book down at all! But the bratty nature of Eadlyn kind of ruined it.
From the moment she was introduced, I immediately thought of her as a whiny and cold lady. I’m okay with girls that are cold-hearted, but I’m not okay with girls that are whiny (who is?). I thought Eadlyn would become better as the story progresses, but no! She continued to complain about having too much work load and having the weight of the entire kingdom on the shoulders. On a brighter note, Eadlyn is strong-willed, something that I love about her (the only thing I love about the main character, actually). Second, the romance. I feel that the romance between Eadlyn and Kile built up a little way too fast. I would have preferred if there was more drama and build-up between the two of them.
Despite my review, I’m sure there are plenty of people out there who love the book. I’ve heard of people who enjoyed The Heir way more than the previous books in the series. As for me, I seriously wanted to give The Heir a higher rating, but I couldn’t bump that 3.5 stars up. Eadlyn stopped me from doing it. Kind of.
The conclusion to Eadlyn’s story will be coming out in 2016, and though I didn’t have a good impression of the characters in this story (but I love the plot), I’m ready for the next book. Hopefully it will be better.

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