Title: The Betrothed

Author: Kiera Cass

Publishers: Harper Collins Children’s books UK

Format: Ebook

Pages: 400

Genres: Romance, Teen, Young Adult, Fantasy, Dystopian,

Rating: 5/5


Release Date: 5th May 2020

Where To Buy: Amazon UK, Amazon USA, Book Depository

Summary: 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.

Thank you so much to NetGalley and Harper Collins Children’s UK for the e-arc copy to read and review.

Review: This book was very similar in some ways to The Selection series, so if you loved that you’ll love this.

Hollis is entertaining King Jameson as he courts her while trying to pick his Queen, she captures him with her personality and beauty, she’s funny and makes him laugh with her somewhat childish behaviour but he finds it entertaining. She gets so swept up with the enjoyment of being wanted by the king and getting to rise up in power she doesn’t consider the other factors that would be at play and further down the line it hits her what could or couldn’t be. Then she meets someone that shows her what true love should feel like and things change.

So pretty much each character made you like them and hate them at some point throughout this book. Hollis our protagonist was funny and opinionated, she didn’t overly obey the rules too much but she stood for what she believed in, one thing that annoyed me with her was the way she treated Delia Grace. I honestly adored their friendship from the start of this book but then it changed as time went on. I liked a lot if the characters in this and liked the varied differences in them and it worked really well and think each was though out a lot.

The story was fascinating it had so many different elements to it from all the fancy royal gifts and royal events to mysterious visitors that leave you curious and testing our lead character to action you didn’t see or expect was coming, then to a major cliffhanger that made me scream “Oh my gosh What? Why? No?” When it ended and I didn’t get another chapter. Seriously I have to wait how long for the rest of this story?

I will say I did get lost in conversation scenes a couple times, I couldn’t follow who was talking to who or about who I kept looking for the names of who it was and couldn’t always figure it out. However this was a minor thing and didn’t ruin anything for me.

I honestly loved this book so much and as soon as I have a physical copy I’m reading it again and again. If you are into this genre of book please read it, it’s beautiful, exciting, so fun and you will be transported to a whole different royal world at the Keresken Castle.

About Author: KIERA CASS is the No. 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 www.kieracass.com.


2 thoughts on “The Betrothed – Book Review

    1. You’ll love it honestly it was so good, I can’t wait until you have read it and hopefully you’ll let me know what you thought. And thank you so much.


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