REVIEW: THE HEIR by Kiera Cass

May 24, 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.
Okay, so... the cover is INCREDIBLE. I'm so in love with it!

“I'm not sure anyone knows what they're looking for until they find it.” 

The book? I honestly don't know. I liked it, but also didn't like it. I know, I'm weird. 

“I’m smart and beautiful and strong. I don’t need to be rescued.” 

The character development was amazing. I felt like in only one book Eadlyn grew up so much! I started hating her and ended up relating to her and sympathizing with what she thought was right! I also likes her a helluva lot more than I did America.
The world-building was poor. I mean, I still don't understand the rules of this world. There was a point in the story when Eadlyn was wearing a bathing suit in PUBLIC. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY, RIGHT IN FRONT OF EVERYONE IN THE PALACE. I mean, shouldn't a princess in such circumstances (the media is after her) take some precautions? And what about the monarchy rules? Is it allowed to do that? I thought this world was similar to the Victorian Era's type of monarchy and ideals, but in a futuristic way. NOW I'M CONFUSED.
The story was entertaining enough and the plot twist were fairly well executed.

“I’m not sure if fate or destiny is real. But I can tell you that sometimes the very thing you’ve been hoping for will walk through the door, determined to fend you off. And still, somehow, you will find that you are enough.” 

I'll definitely be reading the next book.

“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.”

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