Book Review: The Heir

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Kiera Cass

Goodreads Summary:

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.

My Thoughts:

The first two pages didn’t reel me in, but after that, I was hooked.  It’s no secret that I loved the rest of the Selection series, and this book was no different.  It takes place years later, when America and Maxon have been King and Queen for years and have four children of their own.  The one in line for the throne is Eadlyn, a spoiled, confident, no-nonsense gal that has no plans to marry.  To divert the country from political unrest, the princess has her own Selection – the first one in the country’s history with the Selected being males.

It was a great one-evening read.  Yes, she’s spoiled, but that’s part of the fun of it, and I think towards the end of the book, she’s coming into some realization that not everything is all about her.  There are several ways the ending of this story could go that I’d be happy with.  The only thing I’m NOT happy about is that we have to wait another YEAR to find out what happens!!  Have I mentioned how much series drive me crazy!  Had I known this book wouldn’t finish the story, I might have waited until the next one came out to read it.  I was ready to throw the book across the room when it ended where it did.

However I loved it.  Huge fan.  I think Kiera Cass is a lovely writer for fun light-hearted fiction, and whoever designs her covers – swoon.  They’re beautiful!


Would I recommend this to fellow book lovers?  Yes
Would I recommend this to my teen daughter?  Yes.  She’s already read the first three and enjoyed them.


5 of 5 stars.

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