The Betrothed

The Betrothed

Book - 2020
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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: TEEN FICTION Cass Kiera 06/2020
Characteristics: 307 pages :,map ;,22 cm.

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books_are_my_LIFE
Apr 19, 2021

Can't wait for The Betrayed to come out in June!!!! It will be out on the 29th!!!!!!!!!!! And honestly, Silas, glad he's gone. I'm sad for Hollis but like: Etan........ Her love/hate relationship with him.....SO HOT! I know a lot of people found it bland and I know, and too think, that it is a Selection repeat with less developed characters. However, I am a sucker for love vs place in society. And I mean forbidden romance. I do hope that there is more action in the Betrayed. But I can say that I love Kiera Cass's writing and I loved watching her growth through this book. It is a bit of a cry from her first writings in the Selection series. And she has continued to grow and develop. DO NOT HATE ON THIS WRITING! She is on a journey and its gonna have some rough edges. Thanks  from the bookie!

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Mar 25, 2021

next book PLEASE just come out already I'm begging you. I'm already on my knees and is begging but sadly you can't see how much I want this book to come out.....😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭🤬😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭😭😢😭No more space, I'm even more sad and I can't even do more emojis so sad, sad, so sad!!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Feb 16, 2021

The Betrothed, a 2020 romance by Kiera Cass, was the first in a planned duology. It is a departure from her acclaimed The Selection series, with The Betrothed taking a different setting with a similar plot. While the plot includes a good serving of intrigue and indecision, in comparison to The Selection, it may fall short. The character’s ambivalence draws parallels to real life, but Hollis includes little development, and her slightly bland narration makes it difficult to be behind her in some aspects. As one who appreciates high fantasy, the setting was well realized, if similar to several other stories. As someone who likes gradual world-building, the early parts are done very well. However, near the middle, the pacing becomes nearly rushed with “insta-love,” which is sweet but slightly unrealistic. Following the halfway point of the book, there is exciting intrigue and uncertainty. What lets the book down is the unresolved ending, which is sad and somewhat abrupt. It does hook the reader to purchase the sequel, but it would improve if it had been less of a drastic change. While not as well-written as the author’s other works, the medieval-fantasy setting carried this story. 3.5/5 stars
@BellaReads of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

ChinesaR_KCMO Feb 06, 2021

This book picked up a little slowly, but at about halfway through the book it took off like a roaring flame. I found myself completely engrossed and it will take me some time to fully digest the ending... Can't wait for the next book!

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penelopegomez
Feb 05, 2021

OMG this book was so cute. It was a time period piece, so think like a VERY PG version of The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory. I'm not sure if that was a good comparison, but they both have similar book themes of wanting to marry into royalty. Basically in both books there is a lot of manipulation and scheming and trying to get the "kings" attention, and vying for a marriage proposal from the king, etc. That book was very adult in manipulation themes and King Henry was kind of awful and sexist etc but King Jameson in this PG novel was literally the sweetest person to Lady Hollis! As the book went on I was really expecting his character to change and to show his "true colors," but he stayed consistently sweet to Hollis even when someone else caught her eye during their "courting." I don't want to give anything away but I totally ship King Jameson and Hollis. If you were a fan of Kiera Cass's series The Selection then you will very much like this series. It still has the same writing style, its just set in a different time period as those novels. I will say this book did end on a rather large and heartbreaking cliffhanger, so I definitely can't wait to see how the rest of this story unfolds. It was a rather unpredictable ending, and not at all the direction I was expecting from Hollis's character, but it was still a good ending with a lot of great potential for the series to continue to grow. I also recommend this book if you liked the series "The Glittering Court" by Richelle Mead. They also have similar themes of vying for a "favorable" marriage and strong willed female leads. I think that was a much better comparison.

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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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