Finally, the moment Selectioners have been waiting for! HarperTeen has released the official cover and description of The Heir, the fourth novel in Kiera Cass’s The Selection series. The cover is absolutely stunning! Princess Eadlyn, Maxon and America’s daughter, graces the cover in a dreamy gray ball gown in front of a sparkling mirrored background. Eadlyn is just as beautiful as America, and we can tell by her pose that this one might be even more headstrong and feisty than our first beloved princess. You’ll also notice that the royal tiara on the logo and the one in Eadlyn’s hand is a different style than the previous tiaras. What does this symbolize? And why is Eadlyn holding it? Does she not want to wear it? Is she a slave to her crown, as Maxon once was? We get a little info from the book’s description:
Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon’s heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn’t expect her Selection to be anything like her parents’ fairy-tale love story. But as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she always thought.
Ever since Kiera announced the continuation of the series, I’ve been desperate to know what the new stories hold for us. After finishing The One, I was convinced that America and Maxon would decide to dissolve the castes, and also eliminate the Selection. After all, don’t they each want their children to be able to marry for love, not for an obligation? Wouldn’t they want them to have an opportunity to meet someone the old-fashioned way, not from a preselected group? But in Illéa, the Selection has been a tradition for the royal family for generations, and it might not be so easy for them to abolish it. I’m also sure that the rebels are not done harassing the royal family, and that they’ve got something up their sleeve. Mark your calendars, because we will find out on May 5, 2015!
What do you think about the new cover? Love it or hate it?