Book Review: The Heir by Kiera Cass

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I knew I would like the rest of The Selection series less than I already did, because others had warned me about that. But I did not know how much I was going to have to struggle to get through it.

Book Review: The Heir by Kiera Cass


Title & Author: The Heir by Kiera Cass
Genre: Dystopia, Romance
Release Date: May 5 2015
Series: The Selection
Publisher: HarperCollins


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 give The Heir by Kiera Cass two out of five hearts and maybe it only deserves one, because I basically only sort of liked the last four chapters. The rest of the time I spend being annoyed with the main character Eadlyn.

Luckily the entire novel does not consist of only Eadlyn, which actually made pushing through a little bit better. I loved Ahren, Kaden and Osten, they are such funny boys and even though Kaden and Osten were not that well worked out. Ahren felt like a real character and he did thinks I found pretty reasonable, except for maybe the last two chapters. But on the other hand I wouldn’t know what I would do if we may believe the letter in the chapter.

Eadlyn behaves so childish even though she is supposed to become the next queen. I already wasn’t sure if I would like the rest of this series, but she really made me hate the series even more. Literally the entire novel I hated her, but the last four chapters or so changed my mind on her a little bit.

The story itself is not that well structured, only in the end you get so year a little about what is the cause of the unrest to blow up again. But that is not clear during the entire novel. It is said at the beginning that there is unrest and you hear that it is getting worse, but not really why. In Ahrem’s letter that is in the second to last chapter the reason is said, but it makes it kind of unbelievable because an 18 year old says it… It hit me against the chins.

Overall I think the reader is worse of for reading The Heir. Kiera Cass should have stayed with the first three Selection novels and not gone on with it.

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