Review: The Heir by Kiera Cass

Addictive new story that’ll propel you straight back into the world we all fell in love with in The Selection.

Note, there are The Selection spoilers from the get go in this review so don’t read on if you intend to read the series but haven’t yet!

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The Heir 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 doesn’t expect her own story to end in romance – she has no interest in repeating the fairy tale. But a princess’s life is never entirely her own – and Eadlyn cannot escape her very own Selection, and one particular entry who may just capture her heart…

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The Heir review

Oh how I loved returning to this world. The Selection is one of my all-time favourite trilogies, a complete guilty pleasure that I have unashamedly recommended to everyone I can, including fellow ‘grown ups’.

So when The Selection ended, I was petty devastated that I wouldn’t be spending more time with America, Maxon, Aspen and co. And although that’s still the case, I am so glad that I got to catch a glimpse of them again in The Heir, and better yet got to fall in love with a whole new set of characters including their daughter, who finds herself hosting a selection of her own. The tables are turned, and this time we get to witness the princess try to find a match from a batch of gorgeous boys.

Eadlyn is stubborn, she’s frustrating and she’s in some ways pretty spoilt, so it did take me some time to get used to her, but she also goes through a transformation that’s a joy to read as she opens her eyes and begins to understand what its like to live in the real world.

I know that the cliffhanger ending has got some people all riled up about this book, but I actually quite like a cliffhanger! Crazy, I know. It has simply made me super-excited to read the second (and as far as I’m aware final) book in the series.

Kiera Cass has once again captured my heart with this one. The Selection trilogy will always be my favourite because that’s where it all began, but The Heir certainly lived up to my expectations. I loved it.

My rating:

4.5/5 stars

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  1. 22nd May 2016 / 9:41 am

    Addictive is the only way to describe this series! 🙂 Looking forward to getting hold of The Crown.

  2. 22nd May 2016 / 7:52 pm

    Haha oh I didn’t like The Heir, I loved The Selection trilogy and America was great but Eadlyn is just annoying o.O However curious to read the Crown

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