The Heir (The Selection #4)
By Kiera Cass
Published May 5th, 2015 by HarperTeen
*Spoilers for the previous Selection books!!! Do not read if you haven't read the previous three books!!!*
Summary from Goodreads.com:
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.
I have a few things to say before I get into my review. The Heir is actually the fourth book in The Selection series but is told by a different character. The first three books were about America Singer and Prince Maxon. This book has to do with the eldest child of the beautiful couple. I really enjoyed reading about America and Maxon and I enjoyed reading about their daughter, Eadlyn, as well.
Eadlyn is 18 years old and the heir to the throne. She is a twin and she wishes that her brother would be the heir instead. It is a tough job to run the country and Eadlyn will be the first ever woman to do so. She basically has a lot on her shoulders and because of this she isn't the most pleasant girl to be around. At first, Eadlyn is stubborn, smart, calculating and, at times, kind of cold. She doesn't have time for fairy tale love and sure doesn't want to find it in her own selection. But she's going to have to for her parents and her country.
For most people Eadlyn is not going to seem to likable but I think she is pretty relatable. I know how upset I can get when I'm forced into something I don't want. The great thing is that Eadlyn grows and learns from her mistakes. She is still trying to figure herself out and what and who she believes in. I can't wait to see how far Eadlyn comes in the next book.
There are many interesting characters as well. America and Maxon are parents which is pretty exciting to read about. Eadlyn's brothers are amazing as well and I really love the relationship that she has with them. The selected guys are a mix of annoying, rude, and sweet. I personally love Henri, Erik, Hale, and Kile. :)
Besides the characters, it is interesting to see the other side of the selection. We see what Maxon had to go through in the first few books. The Heir is a pretty good read and I hope the next is even better. I would definitely recommend if you are curious about the future of Illea as well as Maxon and America's children!
I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars!!