The Betrothed by Kiera Cass

Name: Emma

Grade: 10th

Title: The Betrothed 

Author: Keira Cass

Year Published: 2020

Pages: 307

Rating: 4 Stars

Review: The Betrothed is the first book in a duology called The Chronicles of Coroan History. It takes place in the author’s made-up history of England. The main character, Hollis Brite lives in the castle with many other maidens and their families but is admired by the king. She finds herself in a predicament when she falls for a commoner from the enemy neighboring country. Her family expects her to marry the King, but her heart belongs to someone else. This book was so good. I am a big fan of Keira’s other series, The Selection so I had high hopes for this book. I would not go as far as to say that it exceeded my expectations, but it was still a fun story and had a tear-jerking twist at the end that is unexpected.

I loved that Keira Cass put a spin on this Historical Fiction book and was very creative. I loved the main character, Hollis, because she is very relatable to young women. It can be relatable because she was to decide whether or not to make her parents happy or do what makes her happy. It seems like a fun romance novel but hits hard at the end. I would recommend this book to teens who like quick Historical Fiction romance. If you have read The Selection this book may be a little underwhelming because “The Selection” was such a beloved series, but it still is a great book. The Betrothed reminds me of The Stars We Steal By Alexa Donne and Dangerous Alliance by Jennieke Cohen.

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