Oh man, it’s been forever since I’ve written a post, and I have a sort of, kind of good reason…….moving across country has made me suffer a serious book slump. I have not picked up and read a book since we left back in March. I’ve tried, and I just couldn’t, so while I do have my problems with this book, I’m thankful that it helped me get back into my reading groove. I am very behind in my reading challenge; 7 books behind to be exact. It’s ok though, the same thing happened last year when I moved twice, and I was behind like 12 or 13 books. I still caught up!
So yea, anyway, this we be very spoilery so I’m gonna start of with non-spoilers. Did I like this book? Yes, I don’t know why I did, but yes I’m glad I bought and read this book. I gave it a rating of 3 stars on goodreads, mostly because they do not have the half star option. To me, it’s actually more like a 2.5 star book.
The main character was VERY unlikable, which I’ll get into later. I will say that I liked American Singer (her mom from The Selection) more than I like her, and I didn’t even like her that much. Actually, you know what, I’ll say it; I like King Joffrey and Queen Cersei MORE than I like this character. That is saying something. She actually reminded me a lot of King Joffrey, except not killing people, but it felt like she would if this wasn’t a fluff book. It actually makes me wonder if Kiera Casss knows how to write female characters, because so far her main female characters are just awful. Really, except for the adults, the only young females in this book are irritating, and do not like each other.
This book should have actually been written in third person. In The Selection, you at least got to know the contestants through America. In The Heir, they just pop up at random and you’re like who’s this again, which on was he again, because the main characters basically wants nothing to do with them. I had to keep going back through the chapters to remind myself who these guys were, and I read this book over the course of 2 days.
I will say that I like how this book feels like an actual selection. With The Selection, you already knew America would win, and who she would choose, because it was through her point of view. This is though the selectors point of view, and she is confused as to who she would want, mostly because she has been distant with them, so you have no idea who she will choose. I like that element to it, and I wish that we had had that in The Selection.
Anyway, on to spoilers….