Spoiler-Free Review: The Heir

 

 

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“You can be brave and still be feminine. You can lead and still love flowers. Most importantly, you can be queen and still be a bride.”

 

Twenty years ago, Maxon and America met in The Selection. Now it’s their daughter’s turn to hold a selection for herself. Just one problem: She doesn’t want to do it. Like mother like daughter.

Book four of The Selection series

Author: Kiera Cass

Will Princess Eadlyn find love? Or will she send all her suitors packing?

Cass takes little bits of continuity and runs with them! Adding new twists and turns in fun and believable ways. Eadlyn clearly never read the first three books in the series, and Cass uses her lack of knowledge for some fun moments.

This novel proves that just because Maxon is a nice guy and artsy does not mean he is fit to run a country. Maxon is really a terrible king! He uses the selection to placate and distract the people from their problems, just like his own father did. He also failed in his handling of eliminating the casts.

Of all of the ways Maxon could have ended the casts he choose the dumbest way possible! I don’t think Maxon should have taken a page out the history and changed the country over-night, but he blew it! Ending the casts slowly, but all within one lifetime was doomed to fail. As we see, this middle of the road approach causes major unrest.

Honestly, Maxon, you could have established an education system that mixes all the casts children together, teach them to see each other as equals. Over time attitudes will slowly shift. You could end the profession cast restraints. You could change the laws, making it easier for members of lower casts to advance themselves, thus phasing out the casts naturally over time. And that’s all off the top of my head! There are so many ways you could have handled this. You blew it!

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