Title: The Heir
Author: Kiera Cass
Release Date: May 5, 2015
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages: 342 pages
“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.”
In fact I think I sit there with a smile on my face the entire time I’m reading it.
I’m almost certain this is what I look like the entire time I’m reading a book from this series.
Ok so let me tell you about Eadlyn. Now this is going to come as a shock to everyone, but I really liked her! I think she is what makes this book so good. I know I know you are all like …
but hear me out!
I am the type of person who likes to know why people do the things they do, and I try my best to understand people. I love it!
Eadlyn in the beginning annoyed me so much. I was like wow can this girl get any more bratty? Then I thought wait, I can’t be judgemental here. Why is she like that?
It completely changed the story for me, and I believe this is what Cass was trying to get at.
Think about it, Eadlyn has all this pressure on her. She has been labeled since birth as a woman who will be strong and rule the country. She has to be cold, she has to never let her guard down, she can’t be bothered with other people because I truly think in her eyes, caring is a weakness. She has not been able to think about any of the people she lives with because she is living up to that label.
I also get the feeling she doesn’t want to disappoint her parents. That she feels like she has to live up to this Queen business and has to follow every single thing they ask of her.
I also think that because of all this she has truly not been able to think of who she is. Who is Eadlyn if she is not Queen? I think that’s the bigger point of this book. She’s trying to figure out who she is without all the labels.
She is in an internal battle with all of this. I think it’s great. Such a great great story!
I also love how as she gets to know all the guys, she is slowly learning who she is. It’s not making her dependent, she is still the independent woman she is. She’s just learning who she is without the title of Queen.
I also notice that she gets really scared when she is vulnerable with the boys.
I just love it all! Sorry I”m totally gushing here, there’s just so much depth in the character!
I also am a sucker for the romance side of things. Kile? Henri? or Erik! Ahhh!
Ok so basically go read this booK! But keep an open mind about Eadlyn, about why she is acting the way she is. I think you’ll have a much better time with the book!