This review is spoiler-free, but does contain spoilers for the previous books.
The Heir by Kiera Cass
Series: The Selection #4
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Dystopia
Release Date: May 5th 2015 by HarperTeen
Format: Hardcover, 346 pages
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When I was first about to dive into this one, I was a little wary. If you’ve been keeping up with my Selection reviews thus far, then you probably understand why: I was definitely not America’s biggest fan. So, obviously, I was going to be worried about disliking her offspring. Turns out, though, that I kind of loved her. Like, a lot.
At least, I did sometimes. There were moments where I wanted to grab her by the shoulders and force her to look at what she’d done.
The personality that Cass gave Eadlyn, princess-of-the-hour for Illea’s first male Selection really was spectacular for a while there. I enjoyed her quirks and her don’t-need-no-man attitude, and I loved the way she interacted with some of the guys. What I didn’t like was when she, clearly, stepped over a few lines and basically became bitch numero uno. That’s when I realized she wasn’t all the things I was hoping she would be; America’s genes were just a little too strong. But, hey, she made it pretty far in my book, regardless, and I still liked her quite a lot.
But, since I wasn’t totally 100% into Eadlyn, I found myself another shining beacon of a cinnamon roll, much like I had for the first part of the series. And that was Henri. I love Henri. I’m not rooting for Henri, exactly, not even a little; but man, I love Henri. I loved the scenes we got with him, and his confusion every time it came up. I just really enjoyed me some Henri.
Now, who do I think will win? Well, that’s kind of a huge spoiler (and, no, I don’t think Henri will be, for really obvious reasons once you read the whole book), but I’m not thinking it’ll be the same person everyone else seems to think it will be. I think it might be the underdog. Which, in this case, means he’s not really an option, but something will happen to make him the option. Confused? Good, read the book so I don’t spoil.
I’m actually pretty excited for The Crown, which I’m still on the waiting list for at my library. Waiting sucks.
Thanks for reading!