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Monday, October 05, 2015

The Heir by Kiera Cass

There's something gripping and tantalizing about this series. Even if it's not amazing literature, and even if the story isn't all that original, there's something that keeps me coming back for more. The author couldn't finish this series in three books, like it was originally made out to be. She continued her story by reintroducing us to her world, 20 years after the third book ended. Illéa has changed but nothing much is different. Even though King Maxon has removed the caste system, people are still being judged and aren't satisfied with the prejudice and everything that is going on. The citizens are angry and some are even rioting against the monarchy and the invisible castes.

Worse, the people don't seem to like the heir very much. Princess Eadlyn comes off as cold, hard and lacking in emotion. Any royal that is born to rule should have a thick skin in order to deal with everyday life but in Eadlyn's case, it doesn't make her a very likable person. In order to create peace and to calm the riots, Eadlyn and her parent have come up with a probable solution: The Selection. In this case, instead of girls being invited to the palace, this time 35 boys are invited to meet and live with Eadlyn in hope that one of them becomes the next prince. At first, Eadlyn isn't too crazy about the idea but she agrees that it's a good one.

Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of Eadlyn. She does come off a little bratty and selfish but she really doesn't do it on purpose. She was raised to rule a country and she always thought she would have to be strong and unemotional. However, the selection shows her that she has a hard time trusting strangers and sharing her emotions, even with boys she might end up falling in love with. The thick skin she always thought she needed might be her downfall because passion is one thing she never thought she would need as a ruler, but it seems to be what her subjects are requiring.

The book leaves us confused because it's hard to read Eadlyn's thoughts. She was able to weed through the undesirable selection candidates, but from what's left, she has many great candidates. I guess you could say she has some favorites, boys she's gets along with, but despite all her efforts to date and get to know them, she's no closer to finding love. She is committed to finding someone that will help her rule but hopefully she makes the right choice and her people learn to love her for who she is.

I'm definitely going to read the next and final book of the series. I'm curious about who she will choose as her prince. THE HEIR, like all the other books in this series, is a great book to get your mind off things. The plot may be simple but the teen drama is really entertaining. If you're in the mood for a good teen drama or have an addiction to the reality TV show The Bachelor/The Bachelorette, you might want to consider this for your next read.

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  1. Sounds interesting and if you've read all of the books in the series so far, you almost have to read the last one upcoming. :)
    @dino0726 from 
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  2. I agree with you! Eadlyn really came off as a terrible person although I do understand why she's like that. I'm really curious what's going to happen in the next book because of how she's realizing that each of her 'favorites' has a place in her life now (albeit a very very small one). And, of course, how the whole thing with Ahren will work out! Great review!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks