The Selection #4 Arvingen
Title: The Heir
Series: The Selection #4
Author: Kiera Cass
Published in English: 2015
Dansk titel: Arvingen
Dansk udgivelsesår: 2016
Finished Reading: July 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia, Romance & Fantasy
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
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 trilogy with America as the main character; she was so loveable and funny. It truly was an excellent story, and now she decided to continue the story 20 years later with a new main character and she really isn’t loveable. I love the way the author writes and that hasn’t changed in this fourth book.
Once you’ve gotten used to the fact that it’s a different character it’s actually not bad. We still get an insight in how the old main characters are doing and it’s really the best part of the book.
I’m not going to suggest that you read this because it’s not really a big loss in terms of reading experience. If you like her writing style, of course you should go for it, but this really is just a copy of the first book with different characters and it feels like the author only wrote this to earn more money and not develop the story in a good way.
Genre wise it’s still a young adult romantic book. If you haven’t read the first three books and still ended here for some reason, you really shouldn’t read the backside of the book! Then reading the first three would be pointless.