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Book Review: The Heir by Keria Cass

Genre: Fantasy/YA

Rating: 5/5

Plot:

Eighteen 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 her Selection to be 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 swoonworthy characters and captivating romance awaits in the fourth book of the Selection series!

My verdict: Fans of the crown will love this latest generation of Royals. Here we see the distant crown princess go through her own selection process as a means to distract the people from uprising against the liquidation of the caste system. The Crown Princess does not expect to find true love and he’s only doing this as a means to gain her freedom. The princess likes to be in control however each of the candidates of the selection show her just out of touch she is with her people and how was she tends to guard her emotions for the fear of not being seen as powerful but with the nations plans to disband the current monarchy she must find a way to get in touch with her nation and to be seen as a kind and caring royal like her parents. Slowly through the selection process she learns that she may not be able to shoulder the burden of running a country alone and so we begin to see a chink in her armour with some of the boys and an almost scandalous friendship which could turn into something more with one of the candidates translators Who is warm and kind and not doing this for the status and power. Throughout the novel we see the crown princess as a person; someone who loves fashion and loves her family dearly but doesn’t know how to show it and ultimately pushes people away. When a member of the royal family is taken ill the crown princess realises that she may have to step in sooner than she would like. Being a queen you need to be kind, caring and considerate as well as being brave and making tough decisions and one of those decisions for the Crown Princess will be which candidate will she open up her heart to? Overall, a feminist gender bend of the original three novels showing a modern monarchy with a dash of feminism, patriotism and the added element of glamour and reality television which Cass incorporates so well, creating and engaging read as well as showing a lot of work that goes into being a royal and The sacrifices they have to make.

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