The Heir by Kiera Cass

The Heir“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.”

Great news! Kiera Cass did decide to prolong the Selection series!! When I found out I was soooo excited! She is an amazing author whose books are charming with a great sense of humor. The Heir is the fourth novel in the Selection series. Once I started reading this book I could not put it down. It was that good! It would have been nice to read about Maxon and America’s life after their selection but I really liked how this novel is set twenty years later with their daughter having her very own selection. When it came to Princess Eadlyn it took me a while to figure her out and whether I liked her character or not. At first, I really liked her but after a while I became frustrated with her personality because she seemed two faced. One minute she was this wonderful and caring person and the next minute she sounded like an evil queen-to-be. A few chapters into the book, though, I felt myself connecting with her. She wasn’t being two faced or trying to be mean on purpose, at least not always. She was afraid of getting close to someone. Afraid of her heart being broken and about caring for another person. I really liked that side of her personality and it was actually shown a great deal in the book, just not so much in the beginning. It was a relief to see that Maxon and America’s love for each other had increased. They truly were meant for each other. A warning though: this book does end abruptly and leaves us wondering about what is going to happen next. I can’t wait for the next novel to come out! The wait seems so long, yet time usually does go by pretty fast so in the end it won’t seem as long (hopefully). I hope that, if you haven’t read this series then you do and that, you enjoy this novel as much as I did. It is a great read!

Fun Fact: Kiera Cass has posted on her website that Warner Brothers have purchased the film rights for The Selection! Woo-hooo!!!!!! πŸ™‚

 

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