Saturday, May 30, 2015

From the shelf: The Heir

Title: The Heir (The Selection #4)
Author: Kiera Cass
Genre: YA, Romance, Dystopian
Date read: May 20-21, 2015
Dawn Rates:  (4/5)

Summary (cr: 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.

My Review: (also in goodreads)

Lookback: (Mer and Maxon's story) The Selection, The Elite, The One

It was overwhelming to hear that this series didn't bid goodbye. I was curious on what their married life would look like. This novel starts after having a time skip of 20 years after Maxon's selection in which him and Mer rules Ilea together with their 4 kids Eadlyn, Ahren, Kaden and Osten. The story focuses on Eadlyn, the heir of the throne due to the fact that she beat her twin brother by 7 minutes. Present day Ilea have dissolved the caste system and they are still facing a possible uprising due to people adjusting without the castes. And to create a diversion, a new selection has begun with Eadlyn being the one who chooses. I like Eadlyn's character being that stubborn, independent woman capable of running a country. I see her side in which she is reluctant to choose her partner because she is capable in handling everything herself. To be honest, I liked her character more than Mer's at the beginning of the series but her capabilities has its cons as well and that is by being too distant to everyone and that to stop her being too attached because it would make her weak (I could relate a bit). I have tis selection candidate which I am rooting for because of their chemistry and as I go though the book now I'm confused; but still rooting for him. Plus the ending is the biggest cliffhanger ever!

Till the next read...

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