The Heir by Kiera Cass (The Selection #4)
A new person in the spotlight, but not as good as her mother.
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.
This is the fourth book in the selection series and you can find my review on the first three books here.
This next book in the series focuses on the new King and Queen’s daughter and how it is maybe time for her own selection.
When compared to the first three books this selection is different as we don’t get an inside look into the selected. Instead the focus is heavily on Eadlyn and we start to understand more about her life as a princess, whilst still keeping up with her parent’s story.
The selection process itself started off slow, and I understand this is because Eadlyn is not 100% happy about the whole thing. However, I did feel that it was a very slow start but then all of a sudden everything started happening at once.
I did enjoy the plot twists, but I do wish they had been spread out more in order to give the book more substance throughout the chapters instead of leaving all of the good parts for the middle to end.
With the characters I found that I didn’t know how many was left in the selection, and that there were many characters who kept popping up who I didn’t even realise existed. I do however, have my favourite boys in the selected, ad it was nice to have characters from the previous books present throughout this novel.
Overall, I liked this edition to the series and I look forward to the final book coming out next year, but it was not as good as the previous three books to warrant five stars.
Have you read The Heir or any of the other Selection novels?