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The Heir (The Selection, Book 4) (The Selection Series) Kindle Edition
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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.--Publishers Weekly --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks (7 May 2015)
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Print length : 373 pages
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- ASIN : B00Q28CITU
- Language: : English
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I cannot wait for the next book. I am excited to see what Eadlyn does next. And I just love meeting the wonderful characters who have come into this book.
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My curiosity got the better of me and initially, I was disappointed that it did. I did NOT like the new heroine. At. All. I stopped reading for a moment and was worried about whether this book would ruin everything that preceded it. I read on only to see what happened to the characters I loved.
But then something changed. I began to like this narrative voice almost as much as America's. I loved the message that women can lead, be strong, independent and powerful without sacrificing their femininity and individuality. I am incredibly glad I kept reading and personally, I got the ending I had been hoping for all along. The surprises weren't very surprising for me as I could see them coming a mile away, but this did nothing to spoil my enjoyment.
I was truly sorry when the series ended, but delighted that I have discovered a new author. I look forward to reading many more of her books.
Five stars for the entire series.
Eadlyn knows what she wants and a selection is not one of them. She will do anything in her power to make sure that she doesn’t end up engaged and married. She will be a queen one day. I love that she is brutal in getting rid of the boys she doesn’t want. She is herself through out and doesn’t see why she should change for everyone else.
For me while there is some romance because of the situation – Eadlyn not wanting to be in a relationship – meant that what little romance there was, was forced. And I wasn’t sure who to root for out of the Selection boys – was it Henri who could hardly speak English or Hale – something seemed off. Or Kile the unwilling suitor. Who is going to come out on top?
At the moment I’m not sure where this series is going. Is the Selection going to be successful or will everything go to pot?
This is is reality TV, addictive and compellingly good. That I just had to read from start to finish in one sitting. This is a page turner and is one of my guilty pleasures.
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.
Although Eadlyn did undergo some much needed character development throughout the novel, she often slipped back into her old ways and it was infuriating, as I was rooting for her to change. I found it extremely difficult to be sympathetic towards her as well because she was just so self-absorbed, stuck up and spoiled. If people found America annoying (which I didn't) than I honestly don't know how well they're going to cope with Eadlyn. I get the whole scared of love thing but she really was downright rude to some of the boys who were only trying to get her attention, and her parents certainly didn't deserve to be spoken to the way they were by her. Eadlyn handled a lot of things badly, but she messed up most spectacularly when it came to her brother's relationship. To interfere with real reason is one thing, but she had no real reason for interfering in the relationship that acted in Ahren's best interest and not her own, which consequently made me dislike her even more. It also really ticked me off that Eadlyn had such a low opinion of Kile just because he kept to himself, wasn't as proud as her and liked reading...seriously? Between Eadlyn's bratty attitude, her nonsensical attempts to get the public on her side and with little happening between her and the selected there wasn't much to truly love in this book like in the other three.
What saved this for me was my affection for some of the boys like Kile, Henri, Fox and Erik who were all delightful. And it was lovely to be reunited with old characters like May, Lucy and Aspen. There were also bits of excitement that came from the selection, but most seemed a bit far fetched and like an attempt to make it seem like something was happening, because very little had so far. All in all these attempts were over dramatic both in the actual acts and in the writing itself. They portrayed boys as creatures who can't control their tempers or their wandering hands, which I don't believe was necessary, however maybe if written in the right way it would have served some purpose. But the cute moments between Eadlyn and some of the selected stood out for all the right reasons, I just needed more of them.
Despite my problems with this book I still did enjoy reading it for the most part and will definitely be picking up the next book in the series, because I'm positive that Eadlyn's only going to have improved. Thus allowing for more to happen with the selected as a few have started to finally get closer to her. There are also storylines to do with past characters that I want to see play out in the next book. So don't be discouraged by Eadlyn if you're thinking of reading this series, I heard negative things about America and still loved her and her selection, just proving that every opinion is different. It's a fun series that I really do love and would therefore still recommend enthusiastically.
If you read the rest of the series and think it sounds like this book will be too repetitive, it really isn't. All that's repeated is the Selection itself and as stated above, that is shown completely differently.
I just wish the next book would come out now! I'm still rooting for her to get with a certain someone who isn't the obvious love interest in the next book!