The Betrothed

The Betrothed

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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Teen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: 2020
ISBN: 9780062291639
0062291637
Branch Call Number: YA FICTION Cass
Characteristics: 307 pages : map ; 22 cm

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sagambo
Jan 09, 2021

If you've read other romance novels by this author (like The Selection series) - be forewarned, this is NOT a story that ends with some version of 'happily ever after' - this was an abrupt and shocking ending to me (perhaps as others speculate there is to be a follow-up book?).
Apart from the disappointing end it was an intriguing and interesting read.

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ALittlePixieDust
Jan 04, 2021

I loved the Selection series so I had high hopes for this book but unfortunately it didn't live up to my expectations. The main character is not very well developed at all!! It felt like the book was rushed, especially the ending, but I hope the second book makes up for that. Overall, I expected a lot more and could be written better but it's a good storyline.

Fairly good book,
Felt it was lacking character development barely even got to know the main character: Hollis and I was halfway through the book! The ending was rushed and incomplete, felt as if author wanted it to be a series but completely ended this book dead. Overall it still has this magical golden princess aura but compared to Keira Cass’s Selection books, a miss for me.

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cyshouse
Jul 09, 2020

I've read some of the author's other books, but while reading this one, I realized why I like them. They're on the moral plane of "Sofia the First" or "Barbie in 'The Twelve Dancing Princesses' , " in that good characters are rewarded for doing the right thing, acting unselfishly, and rising to the occasion when presented with challenges. Less-good characters have disculpatory back stories, fill in plot holes, or experience conversions. Villains are villainous.

Nice plotting, not too many holes, and a well-built setting. I like the outfits, too.

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sjarrell0
Jun 26, 2020

Love me some Kiera Cass, however this book was not as great as her previous novels. The ending felt contrived and abrupt. Curious to see how the second book will turn out.

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pvessa
Jun 18, 2020

Don't waste your time! Book's boring and a mess. Check out the reviews on goodreads.

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