America Singer, Book, Book Review, books, Eadlyn, Eadlyn Schreave, Fiction, Kiera Cass, novel, Novel Review, Prince Maxon, review, Romance, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, The Heir, The Selection, Young adult
Didn’t they know who I was, what they’d trained me for? I was Eadlyn Schreave. No one was more powerful than me.So if they thought I was going down without a fight, they were sadly mistaken” – The Heir, Kiera Cass
Initial Thoughts: In spite of my initial reservations, I greatly enjoyed the first three Selection novels. I decided to give this one a try out of curiosity. It has been nearly one year since I read this novel, however, I remember it as being the book that was my greatest disappointment of 2016. Brace yourself for this review.
Twenty years after America Singer fell in love with Prince Maxon, their daughter, Princess Eadlyn, has now come of age to choose a husband. Like her father before her, Eadlyn must go through the selection, a televized event where young bachelors compete to marry the future ruler of the kingdom. But, Eadlyn is not interested in romance. As political unrest begins to shake the fabric of her nation, Eadlyn has no choice but to put on a show as dozens of eligible bachelors make their way into her kingdom. As tension begins to grow, could one of them break through her icy heart?