Review: The Heir
Published by HarperTeen on July 23, 2015
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary/Romance
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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's always thought.
So after reading The One by Kiera Cass I thought I was done with the triology, I had to say goodbye to America, and goodbye to the selection but no sooner did I finish did I hear another book was coming out. I knew I needed the book, and I needed to see what author Kiera Cass would do to rekindle this series. I was a little doubtful but after reading The Heir, she got me wanting nothing but more.
In the next installment, we are 20 years into the future after America has won the selection and has had four beautiful children. The next in line for the throne is a not a son but her only daughter, Eadlyn. Her being strong willed and very independent she feels that she is ready to rule the throne by herself. But when matters turn for the worse the one thing her parents never thought would come back into the country has returned. Eadlyn would have to participate in a selection where she will hopefully find the person she loves or possibly stay strong to her morals and live a single life.
Eadlyn, although can be spoiled, is a person I have come to like. She is that strong independent woman who stands by her choices but as the story went down we saw that she had this vulnerable side that brought magic to her character. Throughout the story she has to make decisions and sacrifices to please not only her parents but her future country because before she knows it she will be queen.
The story was beautifully written in a way that I could have re-read the story and still find love within it. The characters were marvelous and Kiera Cass has found a way to enhance the selection with new twists and new limits.
This book is a blessing to the series and I am excited to see where it only goes from here.