The Heir by Kiera CassThe Heir by Kiera Cass

The Heir

byKiera Cass

Paperback | May 3, 2016

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A new era dawns in the world of Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series

America and Maxon’s fairy-tale romance enchanted readers from the very first page of The Selection. Now find out what happens after happily ever after in this fourth captivating novel, perfect for fans of Veronica Roth’s Divergent, Lauren Oliver’s Delirium, or Renée Ahdieh’s The Wrath & the Dawn.

Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon’s heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn’t expect anything like her parents’ fairy-tale love story...but as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she’s always thought.

A new generation of swoon-worthy characters and captivating romance awaits in the fourth book of the Selection series!

Kiera Cass was born in South Carolina in 1983. She received a bachelor's degree in history from Radford University. She self-published her first novel, The Siren, in 2009. She is the author of The Selection series. In 2014 her title, The One made The New York Times Best Seller List.
Title:The HeirFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.86 inPublished:May 3, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062349864

ISBN - 13:9780062349866


Rated 4 out of 5 by from It was okay Like many I did not enjoy this book as much as I did the first three I just found everyone to be super annoying.
Date published: 2018-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from loved it it was great i loved the story. there were some cute characters (henri)
Date published: 2018-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super cute I was very excited to read about America and Maxons daughter. It was a super sweet story and im looking forwards to read The Crown.
Date published: 2018-10-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Wasn't as good as the first 3 #plumreview This fourth book is about the America and Maxon's daughter and her selection, which is good because we get to see it from a different perspective. We get to see it from the people holding the selection, instead of the first 3 books where we saw from the selected POV. This in itself is good, but the story could have had a better main character. The other characters could have been written better just as they were for the first 3 books. Overall it was an okay book to read.
Date published: 2018-08-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exceeded Expectations When I found out that there was gonna be a fourth book to the Selection series I thought it was not gonna be as good as the first three. However, I started reading the book and it gave me a happy surprised. A pleasant feeling that all is well with the continuing characters of the series. I would go into details, but I won't give out spoilers to anyone new to the series. Overall, I'm glad I opened my eyes to the book, the plot was good, characters had intertwining personalities and the entire book was just fun to read.
Date published: 2018-08-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not as good as the first three This book has a different main character who is self absorbed and obnoxious. You can't like a book if you don't like the main character so I was not pleased! I don't know why Keira Cass would make her so unlikeable. I still finished the series though and there are still many twists and turns just like the first three!
Date published: 2018-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I LOVED this. I had mixed feelings about the original selection trilogy, but this book to me was so much more enjoyable. Eadlyn is a bit problematic and snooty, but genuinely does have really good character development, and I ended up loving her by the middle of the book. It was SO interesting to see from the perspective of the person who's holding the selection and everything she has to go through, and all of the guys are super sweet and intriguing. Probably my favourite Selection book so far! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Okay I was not overly pleased with the book personally I believe it should have stopped after The One. The characters were not nearly as good as those from the first 3 books but overall it was a nice story.
Date published: 2018-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Still Wonderful Not as great as the previous books but still outstanding characters!
Date published: 2018-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Could not stop reading Aside from the fact that the protagonist was a bratty, stuck up princess, it was addictive to read.
Date published: 2018-06-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Loved the first part of the selection but i found the main characters in this series annoying. I was looking for an epilogue to America and Maxon's story which later came out in Happily ever After
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it but main character could be better It took a few chapters to really get into the book, but once I started to connect with the characters I didn't want to put the book down. I still don't like Edalyn's attitude though, she really is a spoiled brat who was told her whole life that she was someone special and that makes her better than everyone. Looking past that, it was a great book to read and I can't wait for the next one to come out!
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from NOT WHAT I EXPECTED, BUT PLEASANTLY SURPRISED I bought this book expecting it to center around America. At first, I was very disappointed. I felt that Maxon and America's story wasn't over and I was not prepared to be emotionally invested in a different character. However, Eadlyn was able to win me over a few chapters in. Even though it was not what I expected, I read this book in a day and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Date published: 2018-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I genuinely love this book Unpopular opinion but I loved this book. I loved Eadlyn's character and her development throughout The Heir. I wrote a giant essay on this book on goodreads and have spared everyone from reading it so I'll just repeat myself again by saying that I LOVED THIS BOOK.
Date published: 2018-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Honestly, it was alright, not as good as the others, but was still interesting to see The Selection from a different perspective! I kinda got annoyed with the main character though..
Date published: 2018-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Good! This book is great for selection fans. It show you what happens to all the selection characters. I have to admit, not as good as the first series. Not enough Maxon and America!
Date published: 2018-06-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I kinda hate her WTF Eadlyn is such a bitch at first. Like I honestly hate her with all my heart, until the end. You learn to love her because you see that she actually does have a heart. But then you start to hate Aaron for what he did to America and you just immediately want to read The Crown.
Date published: 2018-05-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wanted More ** spoiler alert ** I absolutely love the Selection series! I am so glad it is continuing, but I was disappointed it was so far in the future, I know of which there had been a book or 2 between both of these series. The only thing that kept me from giving this story 5 stars was that the relationship between Aaron and Eadlyn wasn't as described as it should have been. I loved the letter he wrote her at the end, but I wish I had seen that coming. I feel like this book could have been extended.
Date published: 2018-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Continuation I could not put this book down. So interested to see America and Maxon as parents. I did enjoy their story a little more but, this was great too. I find Eadlyn a little harsh sometimes but then again, I am not a princess. So many men in this novel of the selection I like. Do not know who I am rooting for??
Date published: 2018-04-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Original was better While i love Evelyn and her story, i liked Maxon and Americas better
Date published: 2018-03-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I prefer the original I think they should have stopped with America`s story because now there is this feeling of everything is going to be the opposite of her and it makes it annoying to read.
Date published: 2018-03-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Low expectations I came in with low expectations ... and that was good because the book isn't good. Its not a good story, and the writing isn't very good either. So predictable, but also wildly unpredictable. **SPOILER** Predictable- Kile is entered into the selection. A boy she has known and has hated her whole life. Wildly unpredictable- They make out the first week simply to throw the reporters a bone. Back to predictable- SURPRISE she has feelings for him ... come on.
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from no high expectaions the selection trilogy was much better... and the character follow up wasn't big... it was okay but i expected much more... but once you start a series you have to finish it... also would you look at that pretty dress on the cover!
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Couldn't Finish It I'm not sure what I was expecting from a sequel to the Selection, but I really didn't like it. I mean, it was nice to see how the former character grow up and mature, but Eadlyn really frustrated me at times.
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this This book is really good even thought it is the fourth in the series.
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool Spin on The Selection Explores femininity, power, and love. Has amazing new characters and Cass includes storylines for previous important characters from the trilogy
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not great The first trilogy of the Selection was not bad - it lacked some world building and was tedious at points but I could get behind the overall story and the characters. So I had similar expectations for The Heir. Those expectations were not met (however, there is some hope). The main character Eadlyn, is a spoiled rotten brat that is completely clueless about pretty much everything. She insults people but then apologizes in a way that still manages to insult a person again (like someone saying, "I'm sorry that you have such terrible taste in clothing, I'm glad I don't have that problem"). She has absolutely no concept of how she is perceived and is surprised (and angry) when people point out negative things about her or things she has done. In essence, she is completely unlikeable. Which is unfortunate since she's the main character. I also find it hard to believe given who her parents are and how well her brothers seemed to have turned out. However, it is not all bleak. I actually like a lot of the supporting characters. A number of people from the first trilogy are still kicking around so you get to see a glimpse of what becomes of those characters which is great. Some of the selection boys are pretty interesting as well. I don't think I actually like having the story told from the eyes of the object of the selection though - it restricts the author and what they can reveal. Which I'm sure contributes to some of my annoyance when reading the book. I get why this POV was chosen but I just don't like it. All is not lost though. The last couple chapters had some interesting occurrences and set up what should hopefully be a better second book (The Crown).
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Are you ready for an unpopular opinion? :-) I was really surprised beacause i did'nt enjoy the third book at all.I really enjoy the book. It was cool to meet new characters. This fourth book takes place twenty years after The One. We follow America's daughter and i liked her because she knows that she wants and she's is'nt perfect. I am sick of perfect main characters in YA.I think the message of this book is a woman can be strong and feminine.I think the book could have been better without the selection concept.
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not like this book I will allow myself to say that I really hated this book.I lovvvvvveeeeeddd the first 3 books of the selection series and that is why I consider this series a trilogy and the 2 last ones as an "extra". I was really disappointed , I really wished I liked it and had high hopes.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I absolutely love this book! I don't get why people don't like this book. it's such a great and detailed book. y'all need to read it again to fall in love with the characters for real this time.
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I absolutely love this book! I don't get why people don't like this book. it's such a great and detailed book. y'all need to read it again to fall in love with the characters for real this time.
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Nope i read the first three pages of this book after reading the first three books of this series only to find out they just skip over sooo many years! I was sooo angry! I put the book down and I haven't finished the series.
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as good as The Selection Eh I liked the Selection series decently but this book just wasn't my thing. Eadlyn is really really difficult to like. In fact I don't like her at all. Plot wise it seems a bit shallow. I thought the Selection had better depth and emotion regarding the plot.
Date published: 2017-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book! I really enjoyed the books leading up to this one, and I enjoyed the continuation of the story as well. Simple and light entertainment.
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not As Good As The Selection I found the book pretty predictable and the protagonist was not really that likeable.
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from If only Eadlyn was likeable... I really enjoyed this book - much more than I thought I would. I debated whether I should even bother reading this and The Crown. But I'm really glad I made the decision to read it, even knowing that Eadlyn wouldn't be a very likeable character. She does get more likeable by the end, but she's basically the reason I'm giving this book 4 stars instead of 5.
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Okay... It was a good book, but I still consider the first three Selection book as a trilogy and The Heir a spin off. It was as addicting as the pervious books, I can admit but Eadlyn's character wasn't the best. She was always talking about power and how she wanted it and all that. Fortunately, the general plot of the book was awesome and I enjoyed it. I hope you do as well!
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! A great continuation to the series with America and Maxon's daughter as the main character with her own Selection. A fun read that is just as addictive and intriguing as the original three.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Good I really enjoyed this book! It wasn't as good as the first books with America, but still pretty good for people who enjoyed the first!
Date published: 2017-10-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sweet Predictable yet still enjoyable. Cute easy read series with a very similar story line
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Enjoyable A nice new perspective on the original characters from the selection all grown up in their happily ever after with a twist. Still enjoyable but not quite as good as the original series, it has less surprises.
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Heir Didn't enjoy it as much as Maxon and America's story but still a good read
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was okay... This book was not nearly as good as the first three. I wasn't fond of the new characters and found myself rolling my eyes a lot at Eadlyn. I did like seeing where the previous character end up in their new lives.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Predictable This book was very predictable. The reader can very easily guess who she picks (in the next book) as there are obvious setbacks of the suitors (wants to not live in the castle, language barrier, does not explore the character enough, etc). Not a good followup of The Selection Series. Eadlyn is selfish, rude, and not very likable although confident and very independent. I expected America's and Maxon's child to be more polite although I understand why she finds Josie (Marlee's child) to be annoying. Also, genetically, Maxon's mother had a hard time getting pregnant while America has a bunch of kids (which is hard to keep track of because their characters are barely explored) Overall, it's an okay book. Lower one's standards before reading.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from not as good as original series with america ok so even though this wasn't quite as good as the original series with America, I liked the different character in the same situation. it gave it a nice new turn
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Kinda Boring This was my least favourite book of the series, the storyline was pretty slow and repetetive, which made it a slow and boring read, it felt like a chore to read.
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another selection! So neat to see a selection with male suitors! All the characters have such interesting and unique personalities. Excited to see how the series wraps up.
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! But a bit anti-climatic...
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Alright The main character is annoying and needs to grow up, but I liked the story line
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Heir ! This book definitely shook me. I wasn't sure how I was going to honestly enjoy this book after finishing the first three. Eadlyn at first is nothing like her mother.. she is hard, cold, calculating, and at a distance. As the story progresses you can see more and more of her coming out and wanting to open up to people. I really enjoyed this story, the end is crazy... I can't wait to start the next and final full novel, I enjoy seeing American and Maxon all grown up and still being beyond in love with each other. As far as the suitors are concerned... I like Kile. I'm not sure what is about knowing someone your whole life and never seeing them in a different way.. and finally realizing there is something else there makes me so happy ... but it does. And even though Erik isn't technically a part of the selection, Eady and him have such a great chemistry that is in no way forced.. it's beautiful. I'm excited to see how she continues to open up in the final novel.
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Annoying main character Eadlyn was an annoying character, smart but unlikeable. The first two books of the Selection were great, but maybe the author should have end it with America winning the competition.
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ugh Honestly, I hate books that follow the kids of the main characters. I don't care about them. And quite frankly, it didn't make a lot of sense. America hated not having a choice and yet she puts her daughter through the same thing ???? Ok there.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read!! Wish they had more about America and Maxon, but overall great read!
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST Book ever! I read The Heir just after I read The first three books and the companion books in the Selection series, and I'm so glad I did. I was super excited to read The Heir because after reading The One, I knew that Mazon and America got married, so their daughter, the heir, would be like a combination of the both of them, in characteristics. Once I read this book, I wasn't disappointed! This book is waaay better than all of America's books!!! Princess Eadlyn (Maxon and America's daughter) holds her very own selection to find a lover (but really it's for another reason that you must read the book to find out, but the lover part is there too!) and is the first princess of all of Illea to do so. In this amazing novel Eadlyn struggles to find the right man, and to earn the love from the rest of Illea, who she believes dislikes her for many reasons. All through her story Eadlyn stays strong, just like her mother did, and even learns some inside information on her parent's selection, which she thought was the perfect love story until then! This is only the beginning of Princess Eadlyn's love story! Read this beautiful book right to the end, and don't even think about putting it down when you get to a tragic plot twist! After that, make sure you read the conclusion to Eadlyn's love story, and find out who she vows her heart to (it's a bit of a surprise!)
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than expected! I fell in love with America Singer as a character. Eadlyn, I wasn't convinced I'd like her as much. The story is different from America's, but I think that makes everything less predictable.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was okay I bought this because i need something light and quick to read. this book is in no way deep or thought provoking. the plot was decent and the characters were okay. the thing i liked the most was seeing how the world changed from the last book to now and seeing the older characters come back. If you need a light book pick or somemthing quick to read pick this up
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great This book is great but I like Americas stories best
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Meh 3.5/5 Did not enjoy this as much as the first three.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A Pointless Spin Off It's hard not to feel completely let down by The Heir and I wish I could say that 'Disappointment' was the only thing I felt by Kiera Cass' latest installment in The Selection Saga. The Heir, it makes me angry. It makes me feel annoyed. It also made me bored. Unlike with original trilogy, where I could pick out a couple events here and there as highlights, there is NOTHING that comes to mind here that stood out as something I could reflect on as a shining moment. Through and through, The Heir is a dull boring ride. I feel as if the selection in The Heir is COMPLETELY unnecessary. The original selection was such a horrible experience for Maxon and America, yet, they decide to put their oldest child through it for the sake of pleasing the peasants. When Eadlyn tries to argue her way out of it, her parents call her IRRATIONAL and all throughout the novel, constantly remind Eadlyn that at her age they were married and insisting that the whole thing be used as a learning experience. I feel like the message of this book is that 'love will cure everything if you just give love a chance' and it just feels so forced and so fake here. Despite what America and Maxon feel to be a 'positive experience' for them, wouldn't necessarily work for their daughter, yet they try to drive the message home that their daughter just needs to lighten up. Wouldn't it make more sense to get her out in the world and meet her people and meet other royalty outside of her kingdom and see what needs to get done, instead of hunkering her down in the castle and bringing the boys to her? Many reviews have already touched upon how bad of a character Eadlyn was and put it into words better than I could. At the end of the day, Eadlyn is a spoiled selfish child, but I can easily say the same for all the characters in the royal family. Unlike the original trilogy, Eadlyn's constant holier than though attitude is the ONLY drama that occurs in this story. At least The Selection had a promise of action going outside the palace walls. The Heir was nothing more than Eadlyn acting out and a few ruined dates. On top of that, the guys were all boring, they all had no chemistry with Eadlyn, but I think that the lack of chemistry was intentional given that Eadlyn didn't want any part of this. The book doesn't kick into gear until the last 6 pages and ends in a disappointing cliff hanger with Eadlyn deciding she finally needs to get stuff done. I could sharpen my nails on so much more stuff, but really, what's the point? This book has nothing of substance, is a step down from the original trilogy, and is longer than it should be. If you have any positive memories from The Selection, perhaps ignore the spin off duology and keep The Selection in your heart as the trilogy it was originally written to be.
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it Great Series. One of the best historical fiction books i've read.
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read Funny for sure and the connection to the first series was undeniable. If you read the first three books, I suggest continuing, but not as good as the original.
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely loved! I loved this book from front to back and how it ties in with her parents story.
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YES So many people were let down with this book and that is because they expected America, but her daughter isn't her. I enjoyed this and while I don't think that it was as good as the selection, I still love this. I love seeing Maxon and America together finally as a couple and married.
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Okay. I bought this book as soon as it came out and I'm not sure if I should have. Its not as good as the first series, in fact, its so similar that it feels a little cheesy. Also, Eadlyn keeps getting on my nerves - she's so annoying!! The only thing I liked was the fact that the main characters from the first three books are still in it.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Should've ended with "The One" I feel like this book is a little redundant. The ending of The One was great. This book sort of brought the series down a bit. I did not like the heroine, I expected a better princess raised by America and Maxon. But it was nice to see how things went for the two of them after The One...that's pretty much the only reason I finished the book.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from So disappointing I was the biggest fan of the selection trilogy i would carry it around everywhere and keep rereading it i love it!! Most people say America was annoying but i don't get annoyed that easily and never thought she was bad at all. This main character however was AWFUL! It's just so obvious that the character was made to be THE WORST so that there could be strong character development, but all it was for me was annoying and painful to read. I hated reading this book especially when i reread it to read the crown. Not only does the main character have the worst personality, but her parents (aka main characters of the previous trilogy) have ZERO personality! I hated this book and was so disappointed that i did.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read!!! It's so rare you read books where characters reappear twenty years later and you get to see what became of them. This book follows Prince Maxton and America's daughter as she goes through her own selection. It was so cool to see the kingdom and characters from the first three books reappear and hear all about their lives between books
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Still a good read It's not as good as the first few new novels of the series but Kiera Cass still penned a good book. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Looove I love other character's perspective. And I love the fact that America's children are not what I expected them to be. They change throughout the book but it was nice that they weren't so predictable.
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from eh not as good as the selection, which was already mediocre to begin with. America and Maxon became very bland and uninteresting.
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from An overall okay book This book was alright in my opinion. Sometimes I really enjoyed Eadlyn's attitude but other times...let me tell you I wasn't having it at all. It is noticable though she is often misunderstood and she knows what she wants and doesn't apologise for it. I respect someone who knows what they want (although this depends on the context but yeah.) Though I'm not going to sugar coat it but Eadlyn is spoiled and needs to become more empathetic, at least that is my opinion. Also America and Maxon annoyed me during this book. I can understand they are trying to look out for their daughter but really, are you really trying to look out for her? Think about it. I do have to comment Eadlyn was a refreshing character though it got borderline ridiculous when she could not stop complaining about her life.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was okay. I really thought Maxon and Americas daughter would have been a well rounded individual, but she's a snob! It gets better though.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice I enjoyed this continuation. It nice to read The Selection from another perspective where instead of the prince looking for a princess, it's the princess looking for a prince. Personally, I prefer America and Maxon's love story more. There was more love in the air but this love story was great too. However Eadlyn, the princess can be like any teenage girl which at times can be annoying but overall a great book!
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting I loved the way the selection series continued, very interesting read
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It grew on me... When I started this book I wasn't too sure of it. It reminded me of the book Extras in the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld. Honestly, I even debated putting it down. But once I got past the beginning and less annoyed with the main character, it started to grow on me. The boys in the selection being one of my biggest reasons for staying. Plus I also want to see how Illea will continue to change from The One to The Crown. We will see how the first Queen will rule! Also, I'm cheering for a boy not even in the selection... oops!
Date published: 2017-03-03
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from ummm... So I wasn't sure about this book at first, but it grew on me
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was a decently good read This book kept me on my toes that's for sure. I loved a lot of things about this book, but there were things I didn't quite enjoy all that much. The things I loved included the premise of the storyline, along with a lot of the characters. The things I loved about the storyline would have to be the whole changing the rules and having a girl to be the ruler or Illea. I liked that it was mentioned that Maxon and America immediately changed the rule so their first born could not be deprived of her ruling. I also liked how much Illea had changed since The One to The Heir. Also it was interesting to see The Selection through the eyes of the chooser rather than the participate.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it What a great book. Could not get enough.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not as great as the original The first book of the original series was great and things kept going downhill from there, including this book
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from did not mee t my expectations i didnt really connect with the protagonist but the story was still good. old characters come back and the nostalgia hits you hard.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! It was a great read! I did not like it as much as the first 3 books but still good!
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! Not as good as the first but still brilliant!
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Way to keep it going! I wasn't sure how Cass was going to keep this series going after the 3rd books ending. Not gonna lie there wasn't much plot in this book, but i just couldn't put it down! This book was kind of a running of the bachelorette. I loved all the boys and I didn't want Eadlyn to have to let any of them go because I love them all!
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I like it... I think this book is better than other Selection books because it keeps you guessing.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very disappointing I found this book lacked the depth of the others before it in the series. I kept reading thinking it would get better, but then it ended. I won't be continuing with this series, which is too bad, it started so well!
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Even better than the original Selection! I feel like I may have enjoyed this book even more than the first generation of the Selection in the first three books. First, you get to read more about some of the favourite characters that were introduced in that first cycle. You get to read of their children, where they ended up, etc. Also, I feel like within this cycle of the Selection, I have narrowed it down between two men. There is the obvious one, who I wouldn't be surprised in the least if he wins. But there is a secondary one who I will be surprised if he wins, and I feel like I will be a little saddened when/if he goes home. The main character of Eadlyn, I am not so sure about. In moments, I really like her character and I can sense/read of all the difficulties she's facing and the hard decisions/responsibilities that come along with that. However, at moments, she can come across as spoiled, entitled, bratty, and immature. But then again, she IS only 18 with a lot of responsibility hanging over her head. The ending left with a big cliffhanger that I actually can't predict what the outcome will be. Part of me thinks there will be a death (not trying to give away too much here) in order for major character development to occur. But then again, part of me thinks now that Eadlyn has faced this dramatic event and questioned what she has to lose, it may have that character development as an outcome anyway. Either way, I'm looking forward to reading about what comes next!
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Horrible protagonist I couldn't stand the protagonist..... way too simple-minded, conceited and flat
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A disappointment I just loved The Selection Serie's other books but in this one the character of Eadlyn, the princess, was just soooo anoying I almost put the book down!
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Horrible I loved the first three books but this was just bad. The "Princess" is a spoiled brat and I had to put the book down and walk away too many because the character is just so ridiculous.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved this series! I just bought the last two books of the series, The Heir and The Crown because I want to know America and Maxon's daughter's story. I bet it's gonna be great just like the first three books! :))) So excited to read these over the Christmas break!
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! I loved this as a continuation series and thought the plot was great. However, I was not the biggest fan of some of the characters
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it favourite of the series so far
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good! I did not enjoy the main character at the beginning of the novel, but her and the plot get better over the course of the book. I would still recommend reading this is you loved the selection series
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as good as the others from the series... I didn't care for the main character as much as I did in the other books of the series, but it does get a bit better in the next one at least.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from bad The 'Princess' is a spoiled brat who thinks she the 'most powerful' woman in the world, cough*The Queen*cough and is obnoxious and makes me feel like I'm gonna barf.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from EXTREMELY TERRIBLY HORRIFICALLY NASTILY BAD unrealistic and ruined the selection series. loved when they threw tomatoes at eadlyn. her royal spoiled princess is obnoxious and evil
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty good The book overall was alright. Personally I feel it cannot live up to its predecessors as those books and its story was absolutely incredible. I felt that it took me a while to connect to the main character which is totally okay as I like challenging and difficult characters. The character development in the protagonist is nice to see and it is clear she will become a strong woman fit for the crown (hopefully). The book was well written and interesting to read for the most part.
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Was really great! I read this a little while ago and really loved the story. I could really connect with the characters.
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good This book was good but not great. The last three books were mich better.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay... I felt that this book was too overhyped. I was expecting more... There were definitely good elements in it, but I was just disappointed finding out it wasn't as good as the first 3.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as good as the first 3... If I'm being totally honest, I did not enjoy Eadlyn's story half as much as America's. Where America is kind and open to the possibility of finding love through the Selection process, Eadlyn is closed and cold towards everything and everyone. Her story didn't fill me wit nearly as much joy. However it was still very well written and interesting to read.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous book Bought this in the store because the cover is pretty. I found out it's a lot more for teenagers but I got into it. It's well done and unique. Everybody can like this book.
Date published: 2016-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome I started reading two weeks ago and now I'm on the 4 its soo awesome and amazing with a rite amount of romance.
Date published: 2016-06-07

Editorial Reviews

“A cross between The Hunger Games (minus the bloodsport) and The Bachelor (minus the bloodsport), this trilogy launch is a lot of fun. Cass deftly builds the chemistry between America and Maxon, while stroking the embers of America’s first, forbidden love.”