Saturday, 9 May 2015

The Heir (The Selection #4) by Kiera Cass

The Heir (The Selection, #4)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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 Heir by Kiera Cass

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Heir (The Selection, #4) “I only have one heart, and I’m saving it.”

Why do I always finish these books in tears?

Okay, so it’s no secret that I loved the Selection books, and I have to admit, that I loved this one too

Eadlyn was a character that at times came across as bratty, selfish, and totally full of herself. But then she’d do something that would make me laugh, or something so outrageous whilst totally owning it, and I totally fell in love with her. Sure she was naïve, and her youth worked against her at times, but she also came across as totally real, and it was nice to watch as she learned more real-life stuff, and began to see why having someone to love might not be such a bad thing.

“I was Eadlyn Schreave. No one was more powerful than me.”

The storyline in this was about Eadlyn taking part in a selection (against her will), and the calamities that ensued. The new problems in Illea, and the unrest that Maxon didn’t know how to fix.

"I looked down. Did people really talk about Dad being tired?"

So, the Selection!! 35 guys, and unfortunately there were some real bad pennies in that bunch!

“When we met, you couldn’t stop staring at my breasts.” His face went pale, as if he seriously thought he was so subtle no one would notice. “Make sure you get an equally satisfactory look at my backside as you leave.”

But some real cuties too!

Hale dropped down and lay in front of me, wrapping an arm around my shoulder. “Don’t worry, I’ve got you.”

And gosh, I don’t know who she’s going to pick! There’s one boy who grew on both me and her, but is it too predictable if they end up together? There’s the guy that’s not even part of the selection, but seems to have caught the Princess’ eye. And then there’s the guy who’s sweet, but has a bit of a language barrier. Would that ever work? I don’t know!!

"You seem shut off in a way, disconnected from your people. I know you're constantly worried about the demands you will face as queen, but it's time you see the needs of others."

And so the ending! And what an ending it was! I loved the twists in this story, totally loved them, but dear me, please don’t hurt a person who we all love Kiera Cass! Please!
I cannot wait for the next book. CANNOT WAIT!!
9 out of 10

1 comment:

  1. Amazing review. I tried the first book when it first came out, and didn't end up finishing it. I always thought it was just the timing, so I should really go back and try again.