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The Heir

(The Selection #4)

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  257,925 ratings  ·  19,943 reviews
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 lo ...more
Kindle Edition, 342 pages
Published May 5th 2015 by HarperTeen
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Miranda Reads
Feb 27, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: audiobook
First gutter trash of the year.

Ok - to catch everyone up, America Singer lives in a country where the next queen is chosen ala The Bachelor.

Prince Maxon took three long (lonnnnng) books to pick America to be his bride. Their story is a happily-ever-after-hippie-yippie-lovefest...or is it?

Twenty years down the line, their eldest (Eadlyn) is eighteen and of marrying age.

Since there is a bout of civil unrest, King Maxon and Queen America decide to hunker down, deal with the current socioeco


Christine Riccio
Jun 10, 2015 rated it liked it
I did a full booktalk for this ages ago..... I FORGOT TO MARK IT AS FINISHED. HERE'S THE BOOKTALK ...more
Claudia Ramírez
Oct 23, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: cover-love, 2015
So, I didn't like this book as much as I liked the first 3 books. I think that's because Eadlyn was insufferable and I wanted to punch her EVERYTIME. She's bratty, spoiled and whenever someone disagrees with her, she tells them she'll be the future queen (as if they have to shut up for that reason). I don't really hate her, but I don't like her at all.

At first I didn't like any of the selected boys and I had a hard time remembering who was who, but now I kind of like Henri... and that's it. Ean
Rachel E. Carter
Eadyln is definitely not America. And I could not be happier.


Thank you, Cass, for giving me a princess I can root for. I read the Selection series for Maxon (who didn't?) and it was refreshing to find myself drawn toward the protagonist for once. Now, some people are going to hate her. Eady comes across very spoiled and selfish at first glance, but whereas America was wishy-washy and driven by a constant state of indecision, Eady knows what she wants and doesn’t apologize for it. And I for one
May 05, 2015 rated it did not like it
YOU GUYS. Is it possible that a book could be WORSE than The Selection, with an even more dreadful heroine, with even more terrible worldbuilding? Can such a thing happen?

I know you fall asleep each night wondering. WONDER NO MORE. The answer has arrived.

Yes. Yes, such a book can exist! And it is this one.


First, it is worth noting that on top of the problems that plagued earlier books in this series, this book has spectacularly awful timing, coming out, as it does, in th
julia ✨
Aug 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What can I say? This book was even better than I hoped it would be. I just absolutely love this series.
I can't wait for the next book to come out!


Sarah Elizabeth

“I only have one heart, and I’m saving it.”

Why do I always finish these books in tears?

Okay, so it’s no secret that I loved the Selection books, and I have to admit, that I loved this one too

Eadlyn was a character that at times came across as bratty, selfish, and totally full of herself. But then she’d do something that would make me laugh, or something so outrageous whilst totally owning it, and I totally fell in love with her. Sure she was naïve, and her youth worked against her at times,
Aug 15, 2014 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dystopia, maybe



I'm enthralled, yet confused, with this cover.
Sep 07, 2014 rated it did not like it
Sigh. I'm a little disappointed in this edition to The Selection Series. I don't know what I was truly expecting when I picked this up but this wasn't it. This probably wont be one of the longest reviews, but that's because I don't have much to say. Overall I don't even feel like this edition needed to be written because it really didn't add anything that wasn't already there.

Eadlyn the heir to the throne and our leading lady, is a total bitch. I know a lot of people will say "oh well she has he
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"You can be brave and still be feminine. You can lead and still love flowers. Most importantly, you can be queen and still be a bride."

If I had to say one word about The Heir, I'd go with underwhelming. It was not a bad book but I just couldn't like it as much as I did The Selection. Even at the best parts it couldn't live up to the previous books and I mainly blame the narrator for that.

Eadlyn had a lot of potential but unfortunately she failed
Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
Sep 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
I'm sad that I can't honestly give this 5 stars. It's sitting in between a 4.5 and 4 right now, leaning more towards the 4.

I actually enjoyed Eadlyn. Sure she was a brat, but she was kind of starting to realize that and trying to grow out of it.
I loved that the family played a big role in this book. Loved seeing Maxon (obviously) and even America.
I also enjoyed that there's not really a clear front runner for her selection and there'
★ Belinda the Happy Dark Witch ★
WTF did I just read?

I was so excited to finally get my hands on The Heir!! I bought a hardcover copy with its GORGEOUS cover, just like the other three. I couldn't wait to finally meet Eadlyn Schreave and the rest of Maxon and America's babies. Although the Selection Series should've ended with The One, I was still pretty hyped about the fourth book, The Heir, because well...

Ahahaaha, I understand why readers disliked Eadlyn Schreave
Aug 20, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2015, romance, ya
I was going to be queen, and a queen could be many things . . . but vulnerable wasn't one of them.

I have no problem with female characters having an ego. Everyone can have one, right? You can be awesome, and I'll be cool with that. What I hate - what I can't stand, is a person who treats others like shit for no reason, and this beautiful princess named Eadlyn managed to get on my nerves every damn second of my read. Bratty, spoiled and immature doesn't begin to cover it.

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Apr 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: finished-series
“I only have one heart, and I'm saving it.”

3.5/5 stars

So The Heir was incredibly entertaining and Eadlyn(what a stupid name) is slightly less annoying than America(which is still too much).
This 4th instalment is really cheesy. Kiera Cass gushed over America's and Maxon's happily ever after relationship. We get it, they are perfect for each other, soul mates, etc.
The protagonist is a strong female character and I like that she kicks ass. This sequel has a strong feminist message.
But apart from
Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
He took in a breath. “You are so beautiful.”
“So I’ve been told. You can go now.” I swept my arm across my body, pointing to the Men’s Parlor.

As it seems Kiera Cass’s “The Selection” series continues to be some sort of guilty pleasure read for me. *lol* Though I’ve to say that America was about a thousand times more likeable than her daughter Eadlyn. Boy, that girl is spoiled and obnoxious. She might have learned all the proper etiquette and how to run a country, but she certainly didn’t learn ho
April (Aprilius Maximus)
I'm loving Eadlyn's character development so far! Can't wait for the next one! ...more
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“I’m smart and beautiful and strong. I don’t need to be rescued.”
I don't know if you noticed but no one asked

“Didn't they know who I was, what they'd trained me for? I was Eadlyn Schreave. No one was more powerful than me. (LMAOOO Not her hyping herself up)

So if they thought I was going down without a fight, they were sadly mistaken.”

“Love did nothing but break down defenses, and I could not afford that.”
Ahahahaha, of course(we won't that now, would we??)

“I'm a princess. I have everything."

Carol [Goodreads Addict]
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The Heir is book four in the series The Selection by Kiera Cass. I, like so many others, thought this series was going to end with the final book of the trilogy. I was happily surprised when I learned the series would be continued. I have been addicted to these books from the beginning and I loved this new book.

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It’s been twenty years since the end of the last book. America and Maxon’s first children were twins, Eadlyn and Ahren. Eadlyn was born first so she is the first in line to the throne
Vanessa J.
“You know how your mother and I met,” Dad began.
I rolled my eyes. “Everyone does. You two are practically a fairy tale.”

If you thought America was annoying in the original trilogy, then wait to meet Eadlyn. She's America's daughter and heir to the throne of the ridiculous kingdom of Illéa.

The first thing you need to know is how unfair life is for Eadlyn. Her parents just disolved the law that said that the male firstborn was going to be the king, and so, now if the firstborn is a girl, she can b
Aj the Ravenous Reader
3.5 stars

I could totally understand why many readers think this entire series is a very weak sort of dystopia. I can’t blame them because this kind of is and this installment is no exception.

But a closer look at the series provided me with the realization that Kiera Cass is one of the bravest authors out there.

I bet everyone will agree with me that dystopia and fairy tales aren’t the best of friends, not even polite colleagues but the author played cupid and made these two opposite genres attr

"I only have one heart, and I’m saving it.”

Blurb: 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, a
Sophia Sardothien
Aug 26, 2014 rated it liked it
official rating 2.5

I have to say I'm really disappointed in this book, the selection was one of my favorite reads of 2014 despite the fact that America is extremely whinny and annoying. But for her daughter, HA! She's just spoiled and mean, for that I have zero tolerance on it. In addition, the plot was extremely dull... Nothing happens. Nevertheless as much as I dislike this book, I would still be reading the next one.

For some reasons this quote annoyed me, if it happened in T
Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Someone who’s a huge fan of the Selection series!
Recommended to Bhavya by: I read it because of the hype. :)
“There are some things you don't learn about yourself until you let someone else into the most intimate places of your heart.”

Rating- 2.75 stars

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*Spoiler alert for The Selection, The Elite and The One.*

The plot
The Heir by Kiera Cass is a the first book in spinoff series of the Selection. This book is about our main character Princess Eadlyn, America and Maxon's eldest daughter.

Eadlyn is the Heir to the Throne and America and Maxon urge Eadlyn to organise a se
Pearl Angeli
"You can be brave and still be feminine. You can lead and still love flowers. Most importantly, you can be queen and still be a bride."

Highly entertaining, unpredictable, and royally fabulous. This book nailed what a highly enjoyable sequel should be. I like this book as a whole. The only downside I found was Eadlyn's attitude. *smirks


I have to admit I had a hard time liking Eadlyn at first because she's bratty, spoiled, and quite obnoxious but as the story went by, I witnessed her remarkab
Little Yams

There's more. I have hope that this one will be good. AND IT'S NOT JUST ONE MORE BOOK, IT'S TWO MORE BOOKS. This is so weird. I thought basically everything was settled. I guess not.

I wasn't totally satisfied with The One, so these next two books better be good. I'm kinda torn between being happy, and being kinda annoyed. A part of me feels this series is getting too long. And the other part of me hopes that this book will redeem the series.


I'm interested wh
Oct 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 ⭐️s


As a fan of the Selection Trilogy, I was very much looking forward to The Heir and going along for the ride of another fairytale love story. You can imagine my disappointment finding out that Princess Eadlyn not only wants nothing to do with The Selection but is also basically guilted into it. The country is in unrest after the removal of the caste system and T
Courtney Wells
And the next thrilling installment of "shut up and take my money"

Seriously, though, I wasn't expecting a continuation of the series and wouldn't have assumed there was much pretense for another Selection to take place. Nonetheless, it is interesting to see it from the other side of the coin - "dating" dozens of strangers simultaneously while weighing your personal life against your professional life.

Eadlyn will undoubtedly rub people wrong, especially considering how charming and endearing her p
Shadowhunter's Library


Edit: Okay, now looking back on this/reading this review again, I think my rating for this book is more of a 2.5/5 stars, but I will still give it the 3/5 on goodreads.

So, after waiting a little less then a year after the original trilogy ended, the unexpected fourth book, The Heir, has been released. And a lot of people who have read the books may be wondering if this book is worth reading.

Well, in all honesty, I personally
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