This is definitely a kissing book – get excited for The Heir.
Book Review: The Heir by Kiera Cass
Title & Author: The Heir (The Selection) by Kiera Cass
Genre: Young Adult – Fantasy, Dystopia
Release Date: May 5, 2015
Series: The Selection #4
How I Got the Book: ARC via the publisher
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.”
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If The Selection is The Hunger Games meets The Bachelor, The Heir is …meets The Bachelorette. It’s funny because the format of “the selection” is familiar, but the whole set up in the book is SO different this time around.
Princess Eadlyn is forced into running her own selection process and MAN is she stubborn and strong-willed. With her as a heroine, you can just tell how much the tone and perception of the book has changed. Not to mention that since King Maxon has ended the caste system, there is unrest and unhappiness among his subjects.
I was hooked from the beginning. I tell you – The Bachelor is an ineffective relationship format but a winning way to interest drama-loving viewers AND readers.
The thing about The Selection books is that they’re kind of like the reality TV show I’ve been alluding to. They’re interesting because you honestly aren’t sure how they’re going to end up. And you feel invested because you have “favorites” and people you’re rooting for.
Speaking of favorites….I love Eadlyn’s options. There are several guys I felt a connection with, and I love the mystery and suspense of not knowing who she’ll choose.
I think in The Heir, Cass is trying to build more substance (the unsettled kingdom, Eadlyn’s eventual rule), and I think she’s done a great job. I never felt like the backstory was ever that present or meaningful in the other Selection books, so this was a nice surprise.
Also, this is not the last book in the series. There will be at least one more sequel. I went into The Heir thinking it would be the last book. Nope! You’ve been warning.
Fun, romantic and with better world-building, this book has maintained and improved upon the Selection series books. The Heir offers new characters in a similar-yet-somehow-refreshed situation has kickstarted a whole new adventure, and I can’t wait to see what’s next.