Title: The Betrothal
Author: Kiera Cass
Date of Publication: May 5th, 2020
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.
So the Selection books (first three) are part of my all-time favorite books! I was pretty ecstatic, to say the least, when I saw that Mrs. Cass would be having a new book out! And another lovely cover with a beautiful dress!
In the Betrothal, I feel as though the author’s writing has gotten even better with lush descriptions! The setting was a fun one too!
Now the bad news for me was that I couldn’t connect with these characters. I knew this story wouldn’t be the Selection, and I didn’t want another Selection, but I did want to see characters that I could fall in love with just the same. But while that didn’t happen, there were definitely some draw-dropping moments that I hadn’t been expecting.
Because of how the Betrothal ended, I’m very much interested in seeing how book two plays out and to see more of this historical world!
Have you read The Selection?