Book Review: The Heir (The Selection #4)

Posted May 12, 2015 by booksbeautyandcoffee in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

The HeirBook: The Heir (The Selection #4)

Author: Kiera Cass

Published: May 5, 2015

Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Dystopia, Fantasy

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 Review: Okay, the thing I need to get off my chest first is that Eadlyn might actually be more frustrating than America was. Yeah, it was that bad.

When her little brother, Kaden, put her in her place at dinner I was dying laughing. I honestly couldn’t stop.

“And your name will be in a history book one day, and some bored ten-year-old will memorize it for a test and then forget all about you. You have a job, just like everybody in the world. Stop acting like it makes you more or less than anyone else.”

This sass in that boy is beautiful and amazing and I love him.

ay gurl

Moving on from that beautiful moment, this book wasn’t as good as I hoped it would be, but it definitely wasn’t as bad as some people are making it out to be. The only thing that really annoyed me the entire time was this damn princess. I get it, you’re going to be queen, super duper for you, but you really need to reign in your ego.

Kile was probably the best part of the whole book if I’m being honest. Well, aside from the sass Eadlyn’s brother would give her. That boy was so funny and adorable, I couldn’t help but love him. I honestly didn’t really pay much attention to what he was described as looking like because I already had someone picked out by the second mention of him:

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And this is my Eadlyn:

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This honestly isn’t a spoiler, at least I don’t think so. But if you don’t want to read some of the quotes from later on in the book, then just skip this part and go down to where I actually talk about the book and not about all my feels.

Here’s another scene that made my heart go crazy between Eadlyn and Kile, like all of them didn’t.

He grabbed me by the wrist and swung me into the nearest room, slammed the door, and pushed me against the wall. He kissed me harder than I’d kissed him, apparently not bothered by his lip so much if he knew what was coming. 

Wooooooooo leo

Like, oh good lord, how hot is that? The answer is very. But all these cute, or hot, scenes aside, this book wasn’t as amazing as I thought it would be. It was amazing, don’t get me wrong, but I think I had my hopes up super high because of how much I fell in love with The Selection that I assumed this would be better. But truthfully, I don’t think anything is going to top Maxon and America’s story of falling in love.

The writing is good, as always, and the characters were developed pretty well, but it just didn’t have that same spark that The Selection did for me. But I’m obviously going to continue reading this series no matter what. I’m so in love with this world that there’s no way I could just leave it behind!

I hope everyone has a fantabulous day/evening/morning/whenever you’re reading and happy reading!

Rating: 3 pumpkin cats

3 pumpkin cats