Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Book Review: The Heir

The Heir (Selection #4) by Kiera Cass


The Heir (The Selection, #4)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.
 
Hardcover, Barnes and Noble Special Edition with Bonus Scenes, 346 pages
Published May 5th 2015 by Harper Teen (first published January 1st 2015)


Review

Seven minutes . . . It only took seven minutes to change the Royal's nation. 

Eighteen year old Eadlyn Schreave has much to live up for since she will be the next heir to take the throne. 

But she wished that it was her twin brother Adren instead . . .

The castes are dissolved but not everything been settled, to provide an distraction from the growing issues an Selection is started.

To find Eadlyn an suitable suitor to help run Illea, but Eadlyn is anything but ready to find a suitor. 

With 35 suitors, Eadlyn must chose one but will she choose one?

I give this an 3.5 Cat's Tails Up. I enjoyed the book but I really dislike how SHALLOW and closed-minded Eadlyn is. If Eadlyn showed a little bit more of her personality she would be more likeable person.

MEOW . . . MEOW . . . MEOW . . . 


After waiting months to get this book, I finally got it! The Heir covers the story of 18 year old Eadlyn the daughter of Maxon and America Schreave. Eadlyn has a lot to upheld her legacy since she was the firstborn of the Schreave line, it should have been her twin brother she said. It would have been simpler and a lot less pressure but she was born first by minutes and in those minutes everything change.

Fast forward to 18 years later, Eadlyn still hides behind her mother's shadow and the castle. She doesn't want to be Queen, she doesn't think she can be Queen. After the castes were dissolved everyone should be happy but sadly some do not, so to create a distraction from the threats the King and Queen suggest doing an selection to find Eadlyn's match as well rule with her. 

So I was surprise that the selection came back, I was even more surprise that Maxon and America suggested it. But they did nevertheless and now Eadlyn must go through it and in the end find her suitor, although her heart isn't set to open up. 

What I get from Eadlyn is that she is a snobby princess, yes snobby . . . she is so unsure of herself and doesn't see how easy she has it. To top it off, she's very closed mind like she was dead set against the selection when her parent suggested it. She told them dead flat that she will not pick a suitor at the end, she doesn't want a suitor. She wished that it was all on her brother than herself. 

I also find that Eadlyn is self-confidence about herself, like she know more about herself than anyone. Now while part of that is true but she isn't willing to open up to new things and that part I hated about her. She is the most CLOSED mind princess who really should be more OPENED minded because of who she is to her people, what she will be to her people. 

Now let's talk about the suitors in the selection, Eadlyn has three months and 35 suitors but she quickly demolished about a third of them. But let's talk about the ones that really stands out, the one that I believe could win over Eadlyn. First is Kile who happen to live inside the castle, you would think living inside the castle would give him the advantage but it doesn't. Like I said before Eadlyn is very closed off but they clearly have a passion for each other after their first kiss for ploy but then having Eadlyn want more from him grew even more intense. 

Next we have Hale who seems nice and isn't really looking for "Love" but will help stand by Eadlyn side if he was the one who she would pick. Next is Henri who sadly is a bored to me, he can't speak English and need a translator Erik for the most part who I think the translator is CUTE. Why couldn't he join the selection because I would hate to see him disappear if Henri was sent home. 

Baden seem nice but towards the end he got pushy, wanting to spend time with Eadlyn privately just like all the other suitors want but Eadlyn is the one pulling the strings on the puppets and the suitors are her puppets. 

Eadlyn has a very close relationship with her twin brother Adren, however Adren has other things on his mind. When those two get into a fight Adren did the biggest thing that shock everyone in the castle that will probably puts pressure on Eadlyn as far how the remaining of the selection will go. 

Overall this book didn't really present much surprises, I enjoyed it but it wasn't like OMG this is amazing! sadly. Just overall average for an spin-off from America and Maxon's story. 

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