Published May 5th 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.”
I loved The Selection series. It was fun, different, and full of fluff. I was was very happy with how it ended and I really was fine not having any more of the books in my life. When I heard about The Heir, I was extremely
skeptical. But I bought it as soon as it was released and it only sat on my shelf for a day or two before I started it.
Right away, I was not a fan of Eadlyn. She came across was a bratty rich girl but I was willing to give her a chance. So I gave her another chance. And another. But by page 100, I was ranting about this book and Eadlyn to anyone and everyone. I would read a couple pages and I would have to put the book down because it was making me so angry. Why would America and Maxon let Eadlyn act like this? Why would Kiera Cass write Eadlyn this way? Why would anyone like Eadlyn?
Even before the Selection started, Eadlyn was horrible. I hated her. But once she started being around the boys, she got 1,000 times worse. The way she treated those boys! She was so mean and rude to them!
I think the worst part is she knew she was being unfair to them but she kept being mean.
I’ve seen a few people say that of Maxon was a teenage girl, he might have acted the same way. But, that’s really sexist and stupid. Being a teenage girl has nothing to do with the way Eadlyn acted. She’s that way because she’s not a nice person. Being a “hormonal teenage girl” is not an excuse. There is no excuse in the world for how Eadlyn acted.
She would complain about little things that didn’t matter and it was stupid the read about the dumb problems of a spoiled little rich girl. I couldn’t care less about her mundane problems.
To be totally honest, everything about this book is great except Eadlyn. If Eadlyn had just been a nice human being, I would have loved this book. But Eadlyn does not set a good example for girls, she does not represent YA female characters well, and she isn’t a good character. I’ve heard she gets better towards the end of the book but I’m not going to wait to around for a horrible character to get her head out of her butt and stop being a jerk to everyone around her.