The Heir Book Review
3/5 stars Eadlyn is a GINORMOUS BRAT in the first chapters of this book! I don't know if this was intentional but I wanted to punch her in her throat half of the time! I have to say, when people threw things at her during a outing, I didn't feel very sorry for the girl. And her whole "Why do my subjects hate me?!" whiny crap. Probably because A) you treat them like slaves and subjects instead of trying to relate to them and B) YOU CALLED THEM SUBJECTS! She was super shallow when it came to sharing her tiaras with Josie. The girl was just trying to fit in with the rest of the group. She DID live in the palace and you're a princess... you have a million. Share. (look at me going all mother on her haha). She is the oldest out of her 3 brothers. How did she not learn to share things? The thing that really made me want to shake her by her neck, was when she was super rude to Neena. The whole "your boyfriend is a biochemist and you're stuck here folding my clothes" bit? I had to remind myself to breathe and that it was a book. I couldn't just hit the girl and defend Neena.
I have to admit, the Eadlyn did have some sweet moments. (i.e sharing her desserts with Hale, cooking with Henry ((dream date right there)), or playing baseball with her family and friends.) Ahren was great for telling her that she is just a scared girl and needs to figure out what is scaring her. Maybe then she wouldn't be so rude to people. Thank you! (clap for him please). Speaking of Ahren (SPOILER HERE) I was not thrilled with how he just left. I was confused and probably just as hurt as his family. Well, maybe not Eadlyn, but still! That was rude. No 'goodbyes' or anything. America nor Maxon seemed to be the same characters I read about in the first three books. I felt like i had to understand new characters. I mean, I get they are parents now, but this isn't how I envisioned them to be.
Most of Kiera Casss's name spellings are so pretty and unique! (i.e. Ahren like Aaron. Kile like Kyle, Neena like Nina). Her writing is always easy and addicting to read. She creates amazing characters that you love, hate, or love to hate. Eadlyn is this 18 year old girl with no people skills, yet somehow still managed to develop more of a heart (or unfreeze her own..) by the end of the novel. Yes, the girl is bratty. Yes, she has no respect for others. She always had something to say, something negative. As the book goes on, you see her evolve into a more realistic person. A softer heart. She makes friends, starts falling for some boys. There is no doubt in my mind that she is a strong-willed, independent lady. She just needs to be a nicer one.
I think she is in for a rough time choosing who will be her suitor. Kile, someone she grew up with, puts her in her place when she needs to be. Tells it like it is,, which I love. Also, HE LOVES BOOKS! Who wouldn't want this guy on their arm? Hale is just the sweetest person, but I think of him more as a friend for her. I couldn't see these two together in the end. Henri is super sweet, precious cinnamon roll! But I understand the concern others have with him and the language barrier they suffer from. He doesn't know English well... It would be hard being married to someone and running a country with a man who only knows how to say very few things. Erik, his translator, honestly has a better chance at love with Eadlyn than Henri does. Erik has been a friend to Eadlyn since day one!
So, with all that being said, who's team am I on? This is so hard! Kile and Erik are my top choices for sure! I wouldn't be upset if she ended up with either one of them. Guess I'll have to pick up 'The Crown' to find out.
Until then? Happy Reading!!