April 30, 2020
DNF Review: The Betrothed
The Betrothed by Kiera Cass
Release date: May 5, 2020
An e-galley was provided by HarperTeen via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
Summary: The young king of Coroa has never been the type to settle down—that is, until he meets Hollis Brite.
Hollis has grown up at the castle, among the other daughters of nobility who hoped beyond hope that they’d catch the king’s eye. So when King Jameson declares his love for her, Hollis is shocked—and thrilled.
But she soon realizes that along with the extravagant presents and fawning attention, this new life brings outsized expectations—expectations that make her wonder if she’s really cut out for life as a royal.
And when she meets an Isolten stranger with the mysterious power to see right into her heart, she starts to wonder: Is there more to life outside the palace walls?
When did I stop reading?: Like, three chapters into my e-galley.
Why did I stop reading?: Unfortunately, Kiera's writing has not changed much since she was writing The Selection series. Her partiality for odd names has made it into this book as well. There was no spark from the beginning, and life is too short to force myself to read a book I wasn't going to enjoy.