Audio Review: The Heir by Kiera Cass


Princess Eadlyn has grown up hearing endless stories about how her mother and father met. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won the heart of Prince Maxon—and they lived happily ever after. Eadlyn has always found their fairy-tale story romantic, but she has no interest in trying to repeat it. If it were up to her, she’d put off marriage for as long as possible.

But a princess’s life is never entirely her own, and Eadlyn can’t escape her very own Selection—no matter how fervently she protests.

Eadlyn doesn’t expect her story to end in romance. But as the competition begins, one entry may just capture Eadlyn’s heart, showing her all the possibilities that lie in front of her . . . and proving that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she’s always thought.


I have serious mixed feelings about this book, ugh. The first 3 books of The Selection Series that tell the story of America and Maxon are enchanting and captivating; however, Eadlyn is a hellion and a complete brat. I wanted to like her and find redeemable qualities but every good quality was overshadowed by bad ones. She is selfish, chants to herself how powerful she is, refuses to do practically anything that she doesn’t want, and she is so damn dramatic I want to slap her upside the head. Initially, I was giving her the benefit of the doubt, she is in a hard situation but truthfully her personality is the main problem.

I am also appalled that America and Maxon could raise someone to be so self-centered when her 3 brothers are not *ss-hats in any way shape or form. Eadlyn herself is just a toxic b*tch, sorry to be so frank but that is really the only way I can sum up her as a character. The process of the selection flowed smoothly, it was typical and exactly what I expected. I just can’t get over Eadlyn, she is brash, irresponsible, and rude as hell. She just makes me angry as a character. Everything else in the story was great if you cut out the damn focal point! UGH….


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