Review: The Heir by Kiera Cass

Title: The Heir
Author: Kiera Cass
Genre: YA Dystopia
Publisher: Harper Collins
Published: May 7th 2015
Page Number: 352
Rating: 3.5/5


Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon’s heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn’t expect her Selection to be anything like her parents’ fairy-tale love story. But as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she always thought.

I really enjoyed The Selection Trilogy. It was a fast-paced, quick read with an adorable romance, so I knew that I wanted to read The Heir. However, I was left a little disappointed.
We follow America's daughter, Eadlyn and we quickly realise that she's all about herself. She's beautiful, strong, intelligent, so she says. And honestly? I didn't like it. She put herself first over everyone else, she constantly acted like a three year old. She sucked the fun out of this book. But despite the fact that Eadlyn was a character I wanted to slap across the face, the story was still very fun and easy to read.
The world we were introduced to in The Selection is nothing like it used to be, it's better. Although I did miss the action from the attacks that happened in books 1,2 and 3. Kiera wrote an extra story of a selection with boys, and that is it. There wasn't anything new to the world or characters, but like always, Kiera Cass wrote these incredible boys and this time it's a fight between 3: Kile, Hale and Erik. Each other them are different. Kile has known Eadlyn his entire life, Hale is one of the selected who's a charmer and Erik is just a translator for Henri, but could easily be the man beside Eadlyn.
And that is the beauty with Kiera Cass's male characters, she leaves you wanting more of them. Plus she writes them so distinctively that you're never confused. You know who each guy is that you can root for them solely on the fact of being themselves. The twist with Ahren - Eadlyn's Twin -  was great and totally unexpected.
I'm definitely going to read the 5th book when it's released next year, I just hope there a little more than we got in The Heir. Maybe an actual romance or some action. Who knows?

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