Betrothed to Disappointment

The Betrothed (The Betrothed, #1)The Betrothed by Kiera Cass

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The most valuable thing you can own is the assurance of your place in someone’s heart.

Welp, this was such a disappointment 🙈 Rant up ahead!

I found this book fun and intriguing at first, but it slowly lost its charm on me. I think everything fell apart for me when Silas and his blue eyes came into the picture. With only a few brief interactions, Hollis and Silas were somehow already head over heels for each other? Are the blue eyes that powerful? Instalove much.

I didn’t really like King Jameson. I had no one to root for. And I couldn’t connect with any of the characters. They were all so shallow, and their identities and personalities weren’t explored that much. I lost count of how many times I rolled my eyes because of super cliché scenes and convos. It was like an annoying tv drama!

The writing style also became a problem for me. Kiera’s writing style was so easy and effortless to read, which was why I got hooked into the book immediately. But again, it eventually lost its appeal. I found it very #basic and in need of more descriptions. The only thing I could remember was Silas’ blue eyes, which Hollis kept on mentioning (it got tiresome to read about).

And Hollis, dear Hollis, drove me nuts with her impulsive decisions. Guuurl, can you think about it first before doing it? I just can’t.

The last part was interesting enough that all my pain and suffering were almost worth it (well, not really). But while it was interesting, the events just happened out of the blue? It felt like the author just added them for the sake of something happening. IDK. And everything happened so fast! Also, since I didn’t feel any fondness for any of the characters, what happened didn’t affect me that much.

I’m a bit curious about what will happen in the next book, but I don’t think I’ll be continuing this. I almost DNFed this book, but I made myself finish it. I don’t want to suffer again hahaha. Sorry, Kiera Cass. I remember liking The Selection, so this book sorely disappointed me.