About the Book:
Title: The Betrothed
Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books
Release Date: May 5, 2020
Genre: YA Fantasy
When King Jameson declares his love for Lady Hollis Brite, Hollis is shocked—and thrilled. After all, she’s grown up at Keresken Castle, vying for the king’s attention alongside other daughters of the nobility. Capturing his heart is a dream come true.
But Hollis soon realizes that falling in love with a king and being crowned queen may not be the happily ever after she thought it would be. And when she meets a commoner with the mysterious power to see right into her heart, she finds that the future she really wants is one that she never thought to imagine.
I am a big fan of the Selection series, so I was super excited to be able to read The Betrothed early thanks to a bookseller friend! This book was full of passionate female characters, cute boys, beautiful dresses, and court mystique. Cass is very good at what she does. She definitely makes you swoon! I loved the fun setting of the story and her lavish descriptions.
I felt like the main character Hollis was slightly annoying at first, but as the story went on, she started growing on me. She became much more confident and independent. I really enjoyed the relationships between the female characters in this story the most. I am glad that they were portrayed as strong. I wasn’t completely swayed by the love interests in this book, however. I wanted to be completely enraptured by the romance, but I just wasn’t. I felt like I didn’t get to know the male leads as well as I would have liked. There were other elements of the story that were really enjoyable as well, like the revelations and twists. Some moments had me on the edge of my seat and I had to keep reading!
I think Cass fans will definitely enjoy this one! I am excited after that ending to see what happens next in the series.
About the Author:
Kiera Cass is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Selection series and The Siren. She is a wife and mom and too many other things to list. If she could make a crown out of anything, it would be the unending tears of her readers. You can learn more about Kiera and her books at http://www.kieracass.com .