Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Time to Talkback: Review on The Heir by Kiera Cass

The Authors had their time to talk now it's Time to Talkback. This gives me the chance to review the book or books I have been reading. Now I'm all for a honest review and at times I can be a bit harsh with some of the judgements I voice, as far as book go. But it has nothing to do with the author(s) for without them what would my imagination be (goodness help us all). It is just my own opinion, constructive criticism (I say) and I just want to state it as so many of us sometimes do. Good or Bad, I am always thankful for the books I read and the author(s) who wrote them. So, welcome to Talkback and here to a honest review.

Title: The Heir
Author: Kiera Cass
Series: The Selection #4
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre Type: Fantasy, Dystopia, Romance
Publication Date: May 5th, 2015
Publisher: HarperTeen
Format: Hardcover
Pages:  352 pages
Source: Books a Million, Signed copy
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

The elegant and hopeless romance of The Heir by Kiera Cass, is entertaining as we enter a world of unbelievable beauty and endless passion. Cass continues The Selection Series, providing a fourth installment that follows America Singer’s and Prince Maxon’s new family, specifically their oldest daughter and future queen of Illea, Princess Eadlyn Schreave.

Soon after America and Maxon got married as a result to the selection process, the caste system was removed from the country making uprisings a common practice around Illea. In order to distract the people of Illea from such violence, the royal family decide to hold a selection for Eadlyn, in which would be the first selection where men will be the ones who will be the selected. Eadlyn, however thinks of herself as a powerful, independent, and controlled young lady and believes that the selection is foolish and unnecessary, refusing to let anyone into her heart and her personal life.

Eadlyn is different from her mother America (when America went through the selection and the first three books). She is a modern princess with angst. Her personality is intimidating and strong and most of the time annoying. She comes off as a spoiled immature brat who doesn’t know what or how her life fits in anywhere, in her family’s, in her country’s, or even in the selection. All she cares about is the fact that one day she will be queen and in her mind a queen must be strong and just and independent. The fact that she refusing to let go, even after her comprised with her father about have the selection and keeping it going for three months. Eadlyn is the cause of most of her own problems but yet refuses to see that she is the one to blame. Her own twin brother who she loves beyond reason, even tell her so and tries to show her that the selection for her is a good thing. Eadlyn being her bratish self will not be convince however and still will not see her own faults throughout this selection. But as the selection goes on, we see that Eadlyn though thick-headed at time, needs someone who, she can confide to and love her for what she is. We start to see that she is capable of kindness and fun.

We also get to see the 35 suitor in which Eadlyn must interact with and start to develop our own feelings about them. I must say this is more entertaining because it's hard to guess who she is going to end up with. Out of all the suitors, three had potentials to win Eadlyn's heart: Henri, Kile and Hale. Though I would also say that Henri’s interrupter, Erik, may have a chance to win Eadlyn’s heart even though he is not in the selection. After finishing the book, I am not even sure if my guess is right because these gentlemen are beautiful inside and out in their own ways. I have never been this torn. So I think I will let my guess of who will be Eadlyn’s choice still be undecided until I am sure I know.

As for Illea, the country is in distress with roits and uproar at how the monarchy has changed the caste system and caused problems throughout the life of its population. People believe that the caste system still lives and that many are still holding fast to it, causing an unfairness in the society of Illea. Eadlyn is another reason that Illea is in such disaccord, though we are truly unsure as to why. Her brother mentions that fact to her as he tries to explain how she could rule better, being a queen that all will love and how the selection is a good thing that she should embrace it and not disregard it.

Aside from that, it’s so nice to see America and Maxon. Even as they aged, their sweetness and undying love are so adorable! They still make me feel giddy. I also loved the bond between Eadlyn and Ahren as well as their younger siblings. I swear, it's so adorable when they are all together. Overall, I love it and it's worth waiting for. This is a cliffhanger and I need to have the 5th book soon.

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About the Author:

Kiera Cass is a graduate of Radford University and currently lives in Blacksburg, Virginia, with her family. Her fantasy novel the siren was self-published in 2009. Kiera has kissed approximately fourteen boys in her life. None of them were princes.

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