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The Betrothed I am not sure what I just read I so badly wanted to love this one I always love a good historical drama and this one was posed to be positively titillating a girl that is betothed to the king but falls in love with someone else once she finally manages to catch his eye It is set up to be positively juicy However, it was just so boring There was no romantic tension in either of the pairings The characters were all so..flat I really wish I could have lik I am not sure what I just read I so badly wanted to love this one I always love a good historical drama and this one was posed to be positively titillating a girl that is betothed to the king but falls in love with someone else once she finally manages to catch his eye It is set up to be positively juicy However, it was just so boring There was no romantic tension in either of the pairings The characters were all so..flat I really wish I could have liked this one but the whole thing just felt so poorly executed I m not quite sure where to begin because this book was a mess It s not that I hated it but that it was ridiculous Imagery I hate too much detail and not enough dialogue, but this book did the opposite The rooms in the castle were sometimes minimally described and 95% of the characters had zero description Delia Grace Not sure what she looks like Nora No clue Hollis s parents Can t tell you The only characters that were described were Hollis, Jameson, Silas, and Silas s family Silas I m not quite sure where to begin because this book was a mess It s not that I hated it but that it was ridiculous Imagery I hate too much detail and not enough dialogue, but this book did the opposite The rooms in the castle were sometimes minimally described and 95% of the characters had zero description Delia Grace Not sure what she looks like Nora No clue Hollis s parents Can t tell you The only characters that were described were Hollis, Jameson, Silas, and Silas s family Silas s family was described as having yellow hair and blue eyes Silas had striking blue eyes and long blond hair Jameson had honey drizzled eyes, bronze skin, and brown hair Hollis had fine, blonde hair, was beautiful, and was short These same descriptions were repeated whenever Jameson or Silas entered a room It was tedious.Characters Everyone was flat No background, depth or life was given to any character Hollis acted like an 11 or 12 year old despite being 16 17 18 She was dull, naive, and had a personality of an elementary or middle schooler.I cringed every time Jameson entered the picture because he uttered the most ridiculous and laughable phrases to Hollis like You are the rising sun , I want to hire someone to walk behind us and ink down every single word you say , and I do have some beautiful things, though there is one gem in all of Coroa I am aching to call my own Then there was Silas who was not a major character in the book and interacted with Hollis a few meager times before they realized they were soul mates Silas spoke to Hollis with the same ridiculous lines Jameson did and suddenly Hollis realized that Silas knew her perfectly while she was only a trinket to the king.Hollis s parents only existed to bicker with Hollis and order her around They would randomly burst into her room and lecture her every few chapters We know nothing about them except that they love to argue, want Hollis to marry the king, wish she would distance herself from being glued to Delia Grace I concur , and that she would stop acting immature I also agree.Next is Delia Grace who I abhorred from the first chapter She also acted like an 11 12 year old and was somehow Hollis s best friend Despite being BFFs, Hollis was obsessed with Delia Grace That was all she talked about for 75% of the book Despite being the future queen, all her thoughts circled around Delia Grace Before she made a decision, she had to ask Delia Grace If she wanted advice, she had to consult Delia Grace If she wanted to go eat dinner with the king, Delia Grace had to be her shadow Everything was about Delia Grace and her and Hollis were unhealthily stitched to one another The readers even get unnecessary information on Delia Grace s background, family history, birth rights, royalty line, etc Why I m not sure because it adds nothing to the story From all the mentions of Delia Grace, Kiera Cass should have made her the main character.Lastly, Nora Nora s introduction is described as her glaring daggers at Hollis because Hollis has captured the king s attention Then in the next interaction Nora is a sweet and cordial girl who adores Hollis and is ecstatic to be her second lady in waiting So which Nora is the correct description Because for the rest of the book Nora is diligent and not jealous of the king fawning over Hollis.The only character I liked was Valentina, especially when I got to knowabout her Eradicating Hollis s story and replacing it with Valentina s would have created a stronger book.Plot What plot The only plot was Hollis giggling over Jameson and then falling into instant love with Silas the moment they laid eyes on each other It took not even 5 minutes of conversation spaced over two or three days for them to realize they loved each other A few days later she was ready to ditch Jameson to marry Silas That isn t love That s lust mixed with mania obsession Hollis was thrilled over the idea of wanting something she couldn t have and Silas felt the same since he kept planting ideas into her head to run away with him He was actually hurt after they kissed on day two or three and Hollis broke away and was worried about Jameson finding out and ruining her reputation Silas had the audacity to be offended over Hollis s initial rejection He knew she was practically engaged to the king and yet still decided to kiss her.I don t remember The Selection being this badly written and I m positive the characters hadpersonality and description than all of The Betrothed characters combined Will I read the next one Probably Why I don t know I guess to see where this ludicrous story goes.Thank you Edelweiss for an ARC I don t know what I was expecting But it wasn t this.What I liked awkward silence crickets chirping tumble weed blows by What I disliked the main character was annoying from the very first chapter Thought she d improve but big nope characters lacked personality this book was falsely being pitched as steamy YA Well that was complete lies There was probably only 5 very basic kissing scenes But that s it It s not that I m upset about the lack of steam, I just don t like when thi I don t know what I was expecting But it wasn t this.What I liked awkward silence crickets chirping tumble weed blows by What I disliked the main character was annoying from the very first chapter Thought she d improve but big nope characters lacked personality this book was falsely being pitched as steamy YA Well that was complete lies There was probably only 5 very basic kissing scenes But that s it It s not that I m upset about the lack of steam, I just don t like when things are being falsely advertised Many people I know are only looking forward to this book because of what Entertainment Weekly said It felt like I was tricked and I don t appreciate that I actually am not averse to the much hated love triangle OR love at first sight tropes as long as they are well executed This was not the love interests had no chemistry the ending was a whole mess Author tried to do something for shock value but just didn t make sense Final thoughts I really loved the selection series Yes, even the ones with Princess Eadlyn I, like many, have eagerly been waiting years for Kiera Cass to release something new I guess maybe my expectations were too high I don t know I m just seriously disappointed.1.5ARC received from Harper Teen via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review 7 October 2019That s right WE ARE GETTING SOME NEW KIERA CASS IN MAY 2020 Readabout it here the first chapter A steamy YA romance duology don t say I didn t warn the younguns and a love triangle edit after I read they lied to us No steam at all i literally had zero expectations for this and somehow im still the slightest bit disappointed and its not that i hated it i dont have any negative feelings about this story im just left feeling a massive amount of indifference towards it, so much so that i feel guilty giving it the three stars i would usually give to books i find average theres just nothing about this that makes me want to pick up the next book the characters are bland, there is no plot, and the ending just doesnt make an i literally had zero expectations for this and somehow im still the slightest bit disappointed and its not that i hated it i dont have any negative feelings about this story im just left feeling a massive amount of indifference towards it, so much so that i feel guilty giving it the three stars i would usually give to books i find average theres just nothing about this that makes me want to pick up the next book the characters are bland, there is no plot, and the ending just doesnt make any sense however, there was never a point where i was strongly compelled to stop reading this is just kind of one of those stories where you realise you wish you could have spent a couple of hours reading somethingstimulating, but you know you will get over it because its not the end of the world 2.5 stars I believe I read like five chapters from Selection, neither the characters nor the story was interesting to me, and I just did not continue the book, sort of forgot that I was even reading it I then when the rest of the series was published, I always just enjoyed the pretty covers but never felt like giving it another chance Which is surprising when you consider my obsession pretty dresses.So, why do I keep going back to this book and I m considering reading it dnf 27%i wasn t even expecting anything and yet i still got let downThe king has chosen her.Her heart belongs to another Uhm, isn t this The Selection with another cast dnf 27%i wasn t even expecting anything and yet i still got let downThe king has chosen her.Her heart belongs to another Uhm, isn t this The Selection with another cast I m not happy right now so I wanted to express my feelings by a book review with lots of emojis to cheer myself up I heard the warning choo choos sound of disappointment train I should have listened I yawned too much, I took nap breaks at least 10 times, I tried to skip chapters But nothing has changed because THERE IS NOTHING HAPPENING IN THIS BOOK No action, no thrill, no tension , no cliffhanger Nada And THAT FREAKING ENDING , oh please, I need a ice cold drink I m not happy right now so I wanted to express my feelings by a book review with lots of emojis to cheer myself up I heard the warning choo choos sound of disappointment train I should have listened I yawned too much, I took nap breaks at least 10 times, I tried to skip chapters But nothing has changed because THERE IS NOTHING HAPPENING IN THIS BOOK No action, no thrill, no tension , no cliffhanger Nada And THAT FREAKING ENDING , oh please, I need a ice cold drink and memory eraser to for fixing the damage the book has done I don t like the first book of Selection series, too I didn t even try the other books So this is my fault wrong choices will never end with better results bloginstagramfacebooktwitter This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 1.5 stars Thank you to Edelweiss and HarperTeen for the ARC of The Betrothed by Kiera Cass WARNING, I will be spoiling EVERYTHING.I am cringing as I think about writing this review because I know it s going to be so negative I don t understand what happened I really enjoyed The Siren and was swept into the world of The Selection, which wasn t my favorite story, but boy did I need to know what happened And then we have The Betrothed.What a caricature of a book As I was thinking about it la 1.5 stars Thank you to Edelweiss and HarperTeen for the ARC of The Betrothed by Kiera Cass WARNING, I will be spoiling EVERYTHING.I am cringing as I think about writing this review because I know it s going to be so negative I don t understand what happened I really enjoyed The Siren and was swept into the world of The Selection, which wasn t my favorite story, but boy did I need to know what happened And then we have The Betrothed.What a caricature of a book As I was thinking about it last night, I realized the whole book read like a book jacket It seemed to be a synopsis of a book, rather than the book itself The characters were so one dimensional and as another reviewer pointed out, we didn t even know what they looked like We DID know that Hollis wore gold, and a flower crown at one point.Also, none of the characters were very likable Hollis was okay, but even though her last name was Brite, let s face it, she wasn t very bright.Jameson was annoying, he seemed to treat Hollis like a child He d also laugh hysterically at things that weren t even funny If Hollis was the only one who could make him laugh, and she wasn t even funny, I can t imagine how BORING EVERYONE else had to be Silas, fell in instalove with Hollis for no apparent reason Also, she seemed to love him in return Where was the development of this relationship I JUST DIDN T BELIEVE IT.Valentina She was the one person I actually liked More of her, please She seemed like the only real character I d read a book about her.Nora She was terrible at the beginning and then sweet all the sudden and on Hollis side I m confused.Delia Grace I thought she was going to be a good character, but it turned out she was just jealous and manipulative.And now, let s talk about that ending Deep breaths.Hollis decides to run off with Silas and leave the crown behind Get this, she actually does, without a hitch I thought we d have some tension built and they d be caught together, or Jameson wouldn t let her go or SOMETHING Jameson just lets her run off, thinking she ll come back But NOPE Silas and Hollis get MARRIED, and a couple hours later, EVERYONE IS KILLED What I must confess, I did not see that coming Even though Hollis, her mother in law, and sister in law the females were left alive, I didn t feel like their grief was shown It seemed to me that Hollis could care less that Silas, her ONE TRUE LOVE, was now dead Maybe that s because she knew him for TWO SECONDS I also think Cass is setting her up to fall for the annoying cousin who actually called her out on being a pawn can t remember his name or Silas isn t actually dead Basically, I thought this was a wreck of a book I am thankful that it read very fast, so I didn t have to waste much time on it I am still utterly confused about how it was so terrible because I know Kiera Cass is capable of writing a good story Hopefully the second book is better by ONE THOUSAND percent Also, MAYBE middle schoolers would like it IDK, it was very juvenile.And here s what I think SHOULD have happened We all know Hollis wasn t that Brite, I mean bright, therefore she must be a pawn, right I thought Jameson chose her specifically because of her lack of smarts He was elevating her so quickly and acting enthralled with her because he had a scheme to have her kidnapped by the other kingdom or someone he hired to look like the other kingdom Then because his betrothed, his future queen, the sun in his sky blah blah blah , was taken from him, he would have a reason to go to war with and take over the other kingdom Very Princess Bride esque I thought Jameson had some nastiness hidden under the surface Obviously he didn t value women or at least Hollis forthan their looks, but I thought there was somethingnefarious going on especially since his father was supposedly terrible I m not sure where it would go from there, probably some snarky love interest along the way but I thought this was what should have happened to get the story rolling.I m a bit exhausted from writing this My fingers were pounding the keyboard quite incessantly Calming thoughts Andmove on to better books They spelled THE SELECTION wrongAlso, the author could have named the heroine EUROPE and she didn t Fail. 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 TrueBut 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


About the Author: Kiera Cass

100 Things I Love Being married Cake The smell of Autumn Motherhood Books Elephants Back rubs On demand movies Actually going out to movies Faith Cinnamon rolls My family Butterflies When my kitchen is clean Crayons Pink Tote bags Dancing Organizing via color coordination That my wedding dress was tea length, not floor Baking My house Writing utensils Paper India The sound of water Making videos Buttons The word Episcopalian Making people laugh Layering clothes British accents Pinterest Animation Fireworks The smell of the Ocean My wedding rings Aprons Reasons to get dressed up Sex Pop music Stars Taking walks Daydreaming Stickers School Spirit My friends Living in a small town Japan Singing Painting my toenails Pranks practical jokes Painting Stretch canvas Costumes Dipping my fingers in melted wax Style Soda Spending an hour typing at a coffee shop Musicals Back to school season Mopeds Good hair days Naps Not walking up but looking at a beautiful staircase Driving alone My ankles Playlists Spending entire days in pajamas Holidays Telling stories Spontaneity Theme parks Bookshelves The word copacetic Boxes Empty journals Surprises Doing things in groups Doing things alone Getting real mail Decorating Small forks A good hug Gift cards New Years Goals Going out to dinner When someone else remembers some great story about me us that I ve forgotten Toy stores Fireplaces Breakfast foods Journaling Crying for a good reason Doorbells Pointless adventures Voting My birthday Reasons to make wishes Recycling.


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