The Heir

The Heir

eBook - 2015
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A new era dawns in the world of Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series America and Maxon’s fairy-tale romance enchanted readers from the very first page of The Selection. Now find out what happens after happily ever after in this fourth captivating novel, perfect for fans of Veronica Roth’s Divergent, Lauren Oliver’s Delirium, or Renée Ahdieh’s The Wrath & the Dawn. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon’s heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn’t expect anything like her parents’ fairy-tale love story...but as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she’s always thought. A new generation of swoon-worthy characters and captivating romance awaits in the fourth book of the Selection series! Don’t miss The Betrothed,  a glittering royal romance sure to captivate Kiera Cass’s legion of loyal readers and lovers of courtly intrigue alike!
Publisher: [S.l.]: HarperTeen, 2015.
ISBN: 9780062349873
Characteristics: 384 p.
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This book was very difficult for me to get into and not nearly as good as the original Selection series. It was cool to see America and Maxon's future and what became of them, especially meeting their child. It was kind of weird not reading from America's perspective, and honestly I could've done without this canon. Better then The Heir though.

Apr 01, 2021

In this fourth book of the Selection series, the perspective switches from America to her oldest child, Eadlyn. In order to help divert attention from protests, Eadlyn has to hold her own selection, and goes on a journey to discover someone to marry. There are parallels between Eadlyn’s and America’s Selections, but there are differences as well, and the reader is taking through this journey in a suspenseful plot / storyline. This book was enjoyable to read, and can capture the reader’s attention. The characters are also unique and have unique personalities. Overall, like the first three books in this series, this book is definitely recommended, since the characters are unique, and the storyline is suspenseful and interesting to read, capturing the readers’ attention.

LoganLib_Zoe Nov 20, 2020

I really enjoyed the reversed selection where bachelors came in to win Eadlyn's heart. Eadyln has very strong walls up and does not want to let the boys in and take away her independence however, upon fear of losing her twin brother Ahren to his loyal lover Camille, she starts to loosen up a tiny bit. We are left with a massive bombshell at the end of this novel where everything changes... for worse or better? We don't know.

Sep 15, 2020

The Heir is a great book, and gives you some answers after what happens in the third book. This book, Is about America, and Maxon’s daughter Eadlyn. The book is through her point of view. While in previous books America wanted to dissolve the castes, it has actually happened in this book. Sadly, it doesn’t end up how everyone wants. While all of this is going on, Eadlyn is having 35 boys compete for her heart. She doesn’t even know if she can truly love someone yet. She isn’t the best on camera, and is definitely not adored by the people. The book ends on a huge cliffhanger, when someone very important life's is at stake. It is at this moment Eadlyn makes a huge decision.

Feb 12, 2020

interesting but not as great as the first selection book

Jan 30, 2020

I absolutely loved the storyline! I wasn't a big fan of the protagonist in the beginning, however, she was kind of stubborn like America and she seemed really spoiled. The boys however were all soooo charming and adorable, and the ending of the book was so suprising and completely unexpected!


The Heir is the fourth book in the Selection series. Years after Prince Maxon chose his wife, it is now time for their daughter Eadlyn to take her role in choosing the next prince of Illea. Except there is one problem. Eadlyn isn’t ready to fall in love yet. In
this comical yet captivating book, we finally get to see the Selection through the eyes of the princess, and how it is just as stressful for her as much as it is for the contestants. Although her temper got out of had sometimes, her stubbornness really showed
people who was boss. Out of 5 stars, I would give this book 4.5 stars. Kylie, grade 9, of the Yorba Linda Teen Book Bloggers

The Heir is the fourth installment in the Selection series. It tells the story of Eadlyn, America’s daughter, who is now in her own selection, only this time, the roles are reversed--the princess is having to choose from 35 boys. Eadlyn is shown to be unpopular among the people of her country. She also differs from her father in that she is extremely indifferent about the idea of finding love through a selection. This book just seems like a lazy effort to counter the stereotyped “girl chases guy” process and to develop the “independent female” character. The plot is not captivating at all, and the cheesiness present in the previous books persists. My recommendation would be to stop reading after the third book of the series (The One). Cathy, grade 10, of the Yorba Linda Teen Book Bloggers

Jun 11, 2019

Unlikable main character, lukewarm romance, no awesome political butt-kicking.

Apr 07, 2019

This was a pretty good book. Although, I found some parts to lack the plot twists in the first three books. The ending seemed rushed, but I enjoyed the parts when Eadlyn slowly has more understanding of her parents selection.

Jan 30, 2019

These 2 books on Eadlyn was good in that you get to see a glimpse of the parents, whom we miss from the 1st 3 books. The ending here felt rushed and the government change seems a bit silly, but was a satisfying end nonetheless.

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Feb 18, 2018

"And I'm here to make this whole thing more awkward than it has to be."
America Singer, page 125 to Your Royal Highness, Princess Eadlyn of Angeles (she insisted)

Jul 10, 2016

"He pulled back again, looking into my eyes, and there was something different. Was he feeling that funny warmth creep into his arms and chest and head, too? 'Thank you,' I murmured. 'Any time. I mean'-- he shook his head, laughing at himself--'you know what I mean.' 'Goodnight, Kile.' 'Goodnight, Eadlyn." He gave me a quick kiss on the cheek before heading toward the stairs that led back to his temporary quaters. I watched him go and told myself that the only reason I was smiling like that was because of the cameras were hidden somewhere, not because of anything Kile woodwork had done."
-pg. 115 & 116

Jun 20, 2016

I kept thinking that I couldn't live my life for other people, that love was nothing but chains. And maybe it was, but so help me, I needed these chains ... These things didn't make me weaker; they held my soul to the earth. I wasn't going to run from them anymore. page 341

May 16, 2016

(Eadlyn talking about Eric on pg. 237)
I remembered the feeling of my first date with Hale, how I felt when I was sure he'd peeled everything back and seen the real me. This time, I felt like I was on the other side of that, looking past duty and worry and rank, seeing the true heart of a person.
And his was so beautiful.

May 16, 2016

(Eadlyn dancing with Henri on pg. 313)
When I came up the second time, laughing, I spotted Eric over my shoulder.
I could have been wrong, but his shy smile looked a little sad.

May 07, 2016

"I'm Edalyn and no one is as powerful as me."

Aug 28, 2015

And when I was finished, I'd have a ring on my finger.
- Princess Eadlyn, the last sentence.

Aug 24, 2015

I only have one heart and im saving it

-The heir, Kiera Cass

Aug 23, 2015

" You can be brave and still be feminine. You can lead and still love flowers. Most important, you can be queen and still be a bride."

Aug 12, 2015

Henri held up Swenday, followed by several exclamation points.

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Aug 23, 2015

This is going to be marked in history. Princess Eadlyn (King Maxon and Queen America's daughter) is the first ever woman who is going to select her husband instead of the other way around!

Aug 12, 2015

Prince Maxon and princess America, (now king and queen), have a daughter who has to have a selection.

Aug 01, 2015

Princess Eadlyn goes through her own Selection, even though she doesn't want to get married.

Jul 19, 2015

Princess Eadlyn is growing up. It's time for her to have her very own Selection. Reluctantly, she takes part. But maybe a different ending than she imagined will be beyond fantastic.

Jun 05, 2015

The latest installment in the Selection series does not disappoint. It is set twenty years after the last selection, with many changes to the beloved world that Kiera Cass has created. The big problem is that Maxon got rid of the castes, but people still cling to them and their stability. In order to appease the public, Maxon and America decide that their best course of action is to hold a selection. This will be unlike any other selection that Illea has ever seen. When Eadlyn was born, seven minutes before her twin brother Ahren, she was declared heir to the throne, making her the first ever true Queen. The boys are due to arrive and the stubborn Eadlyn has a cornucopia of plots up her sleeve to rid her house of them for good. But, will her plan work, or will she really fall in love like her parents did twenty years ago? Read Kiera Cass' newest book, titled "The Heir" to find out how this unique selection will go down.

Apr 04, 2015

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.


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