The Heir by Kiera Cass ~ Review & Quote-tastic (@kieracass)

The Heir is the beginning of a new duo where we meet Princess Eadlyn, American and Maxon's daughter. When I began this one, I was excited to revisit this world once more and to see the characters I loved.
The Heir (The Selection, #4)
Title: The Heir
Author: Kiera Cass
Series: The Selection #4
Genre: YA Romance
Published: May 5th 2015

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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.

After reading the first three books in this series, I was excited to return to this world again to see how much it had changed. I was able to see some of the characters that I initially fell in love with, but I also met a cast of new characters that were beginning to shape the world.

Eadlyn Schreave was different to her parents. She grew up with privilege and in the shadows of the King and Queen that changed the world. However, being the first born Schreave child, she was first in line to the thrown and would become the first woman to rule the country. That is how she found herself to be the first female to go through The Selection!

I actually found it hard to like Eadlyn... she was a bit self centred and selfish at times. She had a few moments where things didn't go her way and she would lash out, or be horrible to those close to her. She had a lot of love for her family, and really did have her country's best interests at heart, but her attitude needed a little adjustment.

Despite not liking Eadlyn as much as I hoped, I think Kiera Cass did a good job of reintroducing us to this world. There were a lot of secondary characters that I loved. There were a few love interests that I'm rooting for, and I loved how close Eadlyn was to her parents and siblings. I truly am looking forward to the conclusion to this story!

I liked this kiss moment! It was set up, but the build up and the kiss itself was sweet!

“Nervous?” I whispered.
“Nah.” He smiled, but he also fidgeted. “So . . . goodnight.”
Kile leaned down, lips meeting mine, holding them there. Then his lips parted and closed and parted again. I drew a breath in the moment between kisses, sensing he would come back again. He did, and thank goodness, because I hadn’t been kissed like this before and I needed more.
The few times I’d kissed boys were rushed, sloppy moments hiding in a coatroom or behind a statue. But this, with so much air around us and no one coming to check on me . . . it was different.
I leaned into Kile, still holding him, and he brought up his free hand and cupped my cheek. He held my lips to his for what felt like forever before pulling back.
And even when he did pull away, his nose stayed right against mine, so close that when he whispered, I could smell what was left of the wine on his breath.
“Do you think that was enough?”
“I . . . um . . . I don’t know.”
“Just to be sure.”
He pressed his mouth to mine again, and I was so surprised to get another kiss like that, it felt like my bones were turning into mush. I wrapped my fingers up into his hair, shocked at myself for having the urge to hold him in that pose all night.
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 quarters.
I watched him go and told myself that the only reason I was smiling like that was because the cameras were hidden somewhere, not because of anything Kile Woodwork had done.

Paperback Page 114-116

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I am a graduate of Radford University with a B.S. in History. I grew up in South Carolina and currently live in Christiansburg, Virginia with my electrical engineer hubby, car-obsessed son, and princess-loving daughter. I'm a #1 New York Times bestseller, woohoo! I'm also a valued customer at my local cupcake shop.

Things I hate:

When people fail to use turn signals, flying, salads.

Things I love:

Office supplies, boy bands, desserts.

Other reviews featuring Kiera Cass
 The Selection #1

The Elite #2
The One #3

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