by Kiera Cass
HarperCollins, 364 pages, fiction.
THE HEIR is book No. 4 in the Selection series, carrying on the story with America Singer's daughter named Evelyn. Besides being related to previous characters in the series, this book and No. 5 THE CROWN stand alone as their own mini story. Much like her mother, Evelyn is headstrong and determined, wanting to be able to make her own choices and not have a 'selection' for a husband forced upon her. As the competition begins she faces various challenges while learning about herself and the possibility of her own fairy-tale ending.
Overall, I really enjoyed this entire series. This book starts up a whole new plot different from the first three in the series, so it's fun to see new characters develop and how they will handle political and relationship problems. Evelyn is a less likeable character throughout most of this book, which is why it's so wonderful to see her grown up and treat people better. I always love a good love story and this one keeps you guessing for while!