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The Book 4 of The Selection series, “The Heir” (Kiera Cass) has been published last May 5, 2015 by HarperTeen. After reading The One (The Selection Book #3) you probably have thought that it will be the last book. Well, we all got it wrong. I also thought it will be the last. When I saw The Heir in the bookstore, I immediately read the book.
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.
I liked how Princess Eadlyn is different from America. The story is a lot different from the first three books. Eadlyn grew up as a princess. Growing up knowing that someday she will be the queen is not easy that’s why probably the story is totally different from America’s story. I also liked that there were only few flashbacks from America’s story since I really wanted to focus on Eadlyn and not dwell too much on America. I had the “I can’t stop reading” feeling when I read the book. I was craving for more “butterflies in the stomach scenes” that I didn’t realize I was done with the book. Cliffhanger. I wish there was at least one really good “butterflies in the stomach” scene. America and Maxon were able to give those in their own way, I was hoping Eadlyn could give one in her own way.
The Heir’s ending is a cliffhanger. I’ll be expecting a book 5 and I’m excited to get my hands on book 5! I hope there will be more romantic scenes in the next book.
Overall, The Heir earned 3 out of 5 stars from The Lifestyle Avenue.