Book Review - The Heir by Kiera Cass | Blushing Geek

Book Review – The Heir by Kiera Cass

The Heir by Kiera Cass | Blushing Geek

The Heir by Kiera Cass
The Selection, #4
on May 5, 2015 by HarperTeen
Young AdultRomance
342 pages
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Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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.


The Selection series has always had amazing covers, and The Heir is no different. I wish I could say the same with the story though, but it was like The Elite all over again minus the love triangle (thank goodness!). Just like the latter, the main protagonist of this story is very hard to like.

Eadlyn is insufferable. She’s obnoxious, bratty, spoiled and whenever someone disagrees with her, she always tells them that she’s the future queen. She also complains about almost everything, I want to believe that I do understand her a little on that sentiment, coz seriously, who wants to be born first and inherit such a big responsibility, but she just keeps on complaining it’s almost ridiculous. What’s also worse is that she can’t see that she’s being insensitive to other people, and whenever that happens, I feel ashamed for her and want to hide in the closet for her sake. I don’t really hate her, truly, in fact I was hoping that she gets better in the next chapters, unfortunately that only happened at the end (which I hope she really did change and redeem herself in the next book like what America did in The One).

As for the selection, I actually think it was interesting since this is history for Illéa. For the romance, I’m not that very impressed, but I do like Eadlyn’s interaction with Kile and Henri is such a sweet and innocent soul. Eadlyn made it clear in the beginning that she’s not interested in marriage AKA the selection, but she did have a change of heart at the end, which I think was rushed. But all in all, it still made me hopeful for the next book on what’s going to be her action and if there will ever be a wedding.

Despite my lack of love with the protagonist, I still think this story wasn’t that bad at all. I did enjoy some parts, especially about the family aspect. I don’t like Maxon and America like I used to but it was really nice reading about them here. It was good knowing that Maxon and America were such good parents, but I just can’t help but be weirded out by America here. Well, I think it’s because she’s a queen now? But anyhow, that family aspect is really such a nice read, it really warms my heart.

And oh, I have to mention the thing Ahren (Eadlyn’s twin brother) did at the end. I do understand him and it felt like it was his last choice considering what just Eadlyn told him that day, but it was still selfish, especially for their parents.

Even with all those thoughts, I am still interested in reading the next book (and the novellas too, hahaha), so I’m afraid you’ll be reading more from this series in my blog, hahaha. It’s funny, because I used to be very hesitant to try this series years ago because I don’t like prince and princess stories. And look at me now, I’m almost at the end, lol.

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🤍The Butterfly Reader 🖤 (Querying) (@sweet_cherry69)

I couldn’t stand Eadlyn when I read these books. America isn’t perfect either but I just liked her more…

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