The Heir by Kiera Cass

June 17, 2015 Reviews 18

The Heir by Kiera CassThe Heir by Kiera Cass
Series: The Selection #4
Published by Harper Teen on May 5, 2015
Genres: Dystopia, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 368
Length: 8 hours 48 minute
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
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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 don’t LOVE Eadlyn like I did America quite yet, but I think she’s going to grow into someone I love as much, if not more. I knew by the end of The Selection that I loved Prince Maxon for America, but at by the end of The Heir I’m really not sure who is best for Eadlyn.

There’s lots of great options and that’s exciting for future books. I think getting to know the suitors is part of the fun, so I won’t talk about them here – but Cass created quite a variety! I also loved seeing glimpses of characters from the previous books all grown up and how they’re part of America and Maxon’s lives this far in the future. I did feel a bit of a disconnect from who some of them had once been and who they are now- I know they’ve grown and changed over the past twenty-ish years, but it still was a little jarring at first and took some getting used to. But it’s super cool getting to see the family and world Maxon and America have worked so hard to build – and to see what has worked and what has turned out to be harder than anticipated.

My only regret right now? Reading The Heir when the next book isn’t due out for a long while! I read the others back to back and didn’t have to do this torturous waiting thing. And this one ended on a bit of a heartbreaking cliff hanger – I teared up a bit – so it’s going to be a long wait! I think I might end up rereading just before the next one comes out so that all the suitors and details will be fresh- but I’m definitely looking forward to more of Eadlyn’s story!

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About Kiera Cass

Kiera Cass graduated from Radford University with a degree in History. She grew up in South Carolina and currently lives in Blacksburg, Virginia with her family. In her spare time, Kiera enjoys reading, dancing, making videos, and eating unhealthy amounts of cake.

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18 Responses to “The Heir by Kiera Cass”

  1. Christina
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    These books are so much fun! I’ve seen The Heir getting a lot of flack, but I kinda loved it. I loved switching up the Selection and seeing it with the guys as the contestants. I too wish I hadn’t read The Heir the day it came out — these are books to binge read!

    • Berls
      Twitter:

      I know! They are such great binge reads! I think that while The Heir wasn’t AS good as the earlier Selection books, is introducing even more potential. Eadlyn is a promising character and I have a feeling I’m going to adore her by time it’s all done 🙂

  2. Lola
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    I only have read the Selection so far, but I am hoping to read the rest of the books in this series eventually. I heard quite a few other reviewers also mention that they liked Eadlyn less than America, but I am happy to hear that you think she will change in the next book. I like the idea of seeing the selection from the other point of view and getting to know all the potential suitors. Great review!
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    • Berls
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      It such a different situation this time around and I enjoy getting this different perspective. I think Eadlyn will experience a lot more character growth than we saw in America, though, so I think ultimately there’s a good chance I’ll end up liking her better. Can’t wait for you to get caught up 🙂

  3. Bookworm Brandee

    I got The Selection at RT and am really excited about it since you enjoyed the series so much. I’m glad that Cass could keep up that momentum for you in The Heir. It is kinda neat to think about getting to see how America and Maxon are doing in the future, how their lives evolved, etc., as well as getting to see it happen all over again for a new generation. I am sorry you have such a long wait for the next book though. That’s always tough. :/ But I bet these books stick with you and you won’t have a problem falling back into their world.
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    • Berls
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      Oh yay! I hope you love it as much as I have! I do think I’ll always be able to fall back into the world pretty easily (maybe with a quick reread of my review) – and it’s so neat that she decided to show us another generation. I think that was an add on so it’ll be interesting to see how it develops.

  4. Lanie

    I’ve been waiting to read this series for awhile, I love the covers! Everyone seems to really love this series as well:) Im glad to see you like it, but its a shame you didnt like this chick as much as the others. Great review^^
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    • Berls
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      I know, those covers are to die for! I think Eadlynn has the potential for me to love her even more than America though, becacuse she’s probably gowing to grow a lot more. *fingers crossed*

  5. Ramona
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    Glad you liked this, Berls. I didn’t get along with The Heir, so I never picked up the sequel. I can’t even remember what it was that put me off… Meh, we can’t love them all, can we? Hugs <3
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    • Berls
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      I think that The Selection was one of those that people were pretty polarized on – I actually didn’t expect to love it (despite loving the cover) but it sucked me in and the rest is history 🙂

    • Berls
      Twitter:

      Oh I totally ate this series up – I can see not being in the right mood for it though. I just adored the characters and even though it has love triangles (not something I love) they didn’t bother me. I really hope you like it when you try again.

  6. Katherine
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    This is a series I’ve been wanting to read for awhile as it sounds like such fun. I though this one was a continuation of the original series and didn’t realize it was basically starting over. That’s good to know so I can read it a little closer to when the next book comes out! I’ve still go the first 3 books to read so I don’t think it will be that hard!
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    • Berls
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      I recommend reading the first three back to back and then maybe waiting to read these – I couldn’t wait because I just love this series so much, but now I’m hanging… So maybe waiting would have been better.

    • Berls
      Twitter:

      Lol I love it – the characters are just too great. Yep, it starts with the one and now we’ve switched to her daughter. I think originally it wasn’t going to continue but I’m really glad it is!

    • Berls
      Twitter:

      Happy Wednesday Lexxie! Yes, long waits suck 🙁 I got spoiled reading the first three back to back. Hopefully I won’t be waiting too terribly long.

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