Author: Anna Bright
Publication Date: June 4th, 2019
Synopsis: Selah has waited her whole life for a happily ever after. As the only daughter of the leader of Potomac, she knows her duty is to find the perfect match, a partner who will help secure the future of her people. Now that day has finally come.
But after an excruciatingly public rejection from her closest childhood friend, Selah’s stepmother suggests an unthinkable solution: Selah must set sail across the Atlantic, where a series of potential suitors awaits—and if she doesn’t come home engaged, she shouldn’t come home at all.
From English castle gardens to the fjords of Norge, and under the eye of the dreaded Imperiya Yotne, Selah’s quest will be the journey of a lifetime. But her stepmother’s schemes aren’t the only secrets hiding belowdecks…and the stakes of her voyage may be higher than any happy ending.
Wow…I did not expect to love this book as much as I did! This book was fun, so detailed, and the world building and characters were just perfectly done.
The first thing I got excited about when I saw this book is the cover. It’s absolutely stunning! It’s so different from other covers and it really stands out. It’s the kind of book cover that I’d want to sit and stare at, because it’s beautiful.
Anyway, this book was so good. I felt like the story was completely engaging, easy to follow, and full of entertaining moments that kept me interested throughout the entire thing. I love when I really feel like I’m in the book, and in the world. It’s so great! I also love the world building is just…it’s incredible. I feel like it’s everything I wanted in a book – detailed scenes and environments, completely enjoyable plot line, and everything meshing well together to create a great story.
The characters in this book were so fleshed out and had so much personality. I really love when a character in a book I am reading is relatable, fun to read about, and has a great, strong personality. The characters in The Beholder offered just that.
The plot was pretty nifty, too. Honestly, I didn’t know what this book was about at first, but I knew I wanted to read it as soon as I saw that cover. When I started reading it, though, I fell in love. It’s a beautifully written and engaging story that I would read again, and I can’t wait to read more by this author!
Note: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
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