The Betrayed

The Second book in Kiera Cass’s The Betrothed Duology

Synopsis: 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?

Alright.. so I love Kiera Cass and I love the selection series and I loved the first book of this Duology but this one wasn’t as good as I had hoped for. Don’t get me wrong, it has all the same vibes as all the other books she’s written and I had all the same happy feelings and lovely vibes reading this one. But the story, I just felt was lacking something.

It was fun and light, but maybe too fun and light? It felt like there wasn’t a lot of drama or intensity in this one. Which is weird because usually in Duologies I feel like the action and drama are ramped up because you have to fit so much story into one whole less book!

The characters are charming and lovely, I love the relationships and the dialogue. The family bonding and the love hate relationships are all fun and it feels like they’re family while you’re reading.

The ending I wasn’t super thrilled with, it ended so abruptly for both kingdoms.. there was what was seeming like this huge build up of a plan and how it was gonna go down…and all of a sudden it was sitting in a room waiting and then poof, two pages, plan done, problem solved… the end. It felt almost like you are reading a side characters story and missed all the main character action.

Then there were a few chapters set three months later and again it seemed like it was going to be all dramatic in the first two of those chapters but then in the last bit of it, poof.. problem solved, the end, but for real this time.

Overall it was an okay ending of the story, but it wasn’t the best that I could have hoped for, I was expecting way better because the first one was way better.

I rate this book




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