Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, Romance, Royalty
My copy was given by my cousin and it was the special edition with Kiera’s letter for her Filipino readers and it also comes with The Heir bookmark.
To be honest, I am not a big fan of The Selection series
(don’t kill me Selectioners). But I don’t hate it either. For me it’s just right. It was thanks to the 3rd book, The One, for saving me from the complete annoyance throughout the whole series.
The One, is my favorite so far from all 4 released book of the series, but I felt like it was totally rushed. Like c’mon, put some more pages and disclose things properly. And then I found out that there will be another book. And I was like, oh, I now see why. And for some weird reasons, I looked forward to The Heir. Aside from it’s beautiful cover (they all have GORGEOUS covers, okay.), I wanted to know how America will play as a queen, how she and Maxon will play as parents, and I admit that I am totally curious how are things on the post-Selection-America-Singer-era.
I am utterly surprised at how much I liked and disliked this book at the same time.
Why I liked it:
The cover. It’s nothing new and surprising when it comes to Kiera Cass’ book covers. Well, I easily fall in love with pretty covers and I sometimes buy impulsively because of that. But hell, The Heir’s cover is another beauty.
One heir and 32 male participants of the Selection. The Heir has brought a whole new story. Mind you, I’m a big reverse-harem fan. lol. So just imagine, 32 swoon-worthy lads and one young lady. That actually sounds so wrong, but oh well…
Kile Woodwork. Talk about the typical he’s-my-childhood-friend-and-I-won’t-fall-for-him scenario. And I love that. Among all the participants, he’s my bet and my favorite. He’s cool like that. On the other side, I’m also actually rooting for Erik, for some reasons. I find him very charming even if he’s not a participant of the Selection. Well, who knows what kind of plot twist Kiera is planning right now.
Why I didn’t like it:
I still think that this was worth the 4th book and I am now looking forward on the final book of the series. I hope Kiera Cass will give us something that will totally blow our mind. And I hope that she’ll improve Eadlyn’s character
(this is what I’m hoping for the most for a good ending!).
Erika is a freelance content writer and illustrator from the Philippines. Aside from her love of arts and reading, she loves taking photos, coffee, cats, and fairies. She’s into fantasy, historical fiction, and contemporary, and anything young adult genres.