The Betrothed

Book Cover: The Betrothed: An elegant woman is standing in a corner of a golden mirrored room in a luxurious golden gown. She has two blood-red roses in her hair.
Kiera Cass
Star Rating
Reviewer's Rating
Mar 3, 2021

Hollis Brite is a lady in the kingdom of Coroa, and alongside other young ladies of the court, seeks the King of Coroa’s heart, vying for his attention. When King Jameson finally chooses Hollis to become his wife and Queen, Hollis is ecstatic. But when a boy from a foreign nation comes to Coroa, Hollis doesn’t know what her heart wants anymore.     

I think the most compelling aspect would have to be the glitz and glamour of the royalty in this book, because the royal court in this book was very well written, at least in my opinion. Kiera Cass did a good job of making it seem like you were there with Hollis, living out Hollis’s story alongside her. Another compelling aspect would have to be the romance, as it’s a very sweet one and the whole story revolves around the love triangle taking place. The world seemed pretty interesting to me, and that was a favorite aspect of mine throughout the whole book.     

But I was disappointed with a couple things, mostly having to do with the characters. For example, I was not a fan of Delia Grace, Hollis’s best friend. She was selfish and unlikable, in my opinion. Hollis was also not a strong protagonist, I feel, as the other female protagonists in other Kiera Cass books. She could make very bad decisions sometimes and like her friend, was extremely selfish at times. Lastly, I would have liked more world-building in this book as we didn’t get enough information about the world the book takes place in.     

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