Hi book fiends!
Today, I'm talking about a book that is part of a series that convinced some of my reluctant girl readers last year. If you've been around the YA romance block, you've probably heard of The Selection series written by Kiera Cass. The Selection series is basically The Bachelor in YA book form with some political intrigue thrown in. The Heir is the fourth book in the series and follows the heir (see what she did there) of the marriage from the selection in the first three books. It is more of a spin off than part of the series, in my opinion.
What I liked about this book was that we still got to be in the same world that Cass started in The Selection and yet meet new characters. I also enjoyed that she kept it interesting with the under current of political unrest, similar to the first three books.
But. . . I felt that the whole book was the prologue to the next book where ( I hope! ) all of the action will happen. Don't get me wrong--I read it; I liked it, but it lacked the, well, action that the first three books had. In all honesty I felt this way about the second book in the series as well (that she was dragging things out) so I have high hopes for book 5. Though, I'm really hoping it's just going to be a book 5 and not to be books 5 and 6.
I liked that The Heir had a female lead but I found her to be self centered and immature, which I think Cass intended. I'm not sure Cass' gamble of making the narrator an irritating character paid off--I spent a lot of the book rolling my eyes at the heir, Eadlyn, but I can see that Cass is going to win us over in the end (if the reader makes it to the next book) because there are times when she's caring and sincere. If you liked The Selection, I would definitely recommend this book. First of all, then I could have someone to talk to about it! Also, I think you would also enjoy seeing the characters of the first three books nineteen years later and I think book 5 will be great so you want to be ready for it.
You would like this book if you like. . .
*The Selection series
*guilty pleasure / beach reads
Have you read The Heir ? What did you think?
"'Have you really read all those books in your room?' Alaska laughing- 'Oh God no. I’ve maybe read a third of ‘em. But I’m going to read them all. I call it my Life’s Library. Every summer since I was little, I’ve gone to garage sales and bought all the books that looked interesting. So I always have something to read.'" -John Green