I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Betrayed by Kiera Cass
Series: The Betrothed #2
Published by HarperTeen on June 29, 2021
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Young Adult
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Kiera Cass brings another sparkling romance to a stunning conclusion in this sequel to the instant #1 New York Times bestseller The Betrothed.
Can you follow your heart when it’s already broken?
After fleeing Coroa and leaving the memory of her beloved Silas behind, Hollis is unsteadily adjusting to life in Isolte. The Eastoffe family’s affection is a balm on her weary spirit, though Etan, a surly cousin with a deep distaste for Coroans, threatens to upset the uneasy peace she’s found.
While tensions at home ratchet up, disquiet in the kingdom of Isolte is reaching a fever pitch. The Eastoffes may have the power to unseat a tyrannical king—but only with Hollis’s help.
Can a girl who’s lost it all put the fate of her adopted homeland over the secret longings of her heart?
I was so excited to read The Betrayed. I had really loved the first book and was ready to see what the next book would bring. I was also hopeful that Hollis would be more of a character to root for, rather than feeling a bit sorry for her because she acted out due to insta-love.
For me, The Betrayed was so much better than The Betrothed. I thought that Hollis was a better character. A stronger person who thinks more of others than herself. I also felt that the romance was more compelling. I felt that it was more real than before. Before just felt like plot need rather than the way things should have been.
I also enjoy reading more about Ethan. And I can understand some of his behaviour even if it is a bit annoying!!
I did think that the ending was a bit rushed and how it came to be a little too simple. Basically it was very very convenient. But whatever, I had my happy ending and good conquers evil. Which at the end of the day is what I wanted. So I felt like I was winning for this book.
This was a serious guilty pleasure that I cannot wait to pick up and read again soon!
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