The Betrothed is the first post-Selection Young Adult novel by Kiera Cass. It is the first in a new duology, described as "an epic royal romance" with a new world and characters. It focuses on Hollis Brite, a daughter of a nobility who has captured the heart of the king. However, she falls in love with a commoner. The book was published on May 5, 2020.
A would-be queen. A handsome young king. A perfect match… or is it?
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Selection series comes The Betrothed, a glittering royal romance sure to captivate her legion of loyal readers and lovers of courtly intrigue alike.
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 true.
But 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. (Hardcover description)
- "Even in the night, you are still my sun, bringing light to my world."
- "Not only would he make you a queen, he would make you a legend."
- "What is a friend but someone who thinks you're capable of more than you do?" - Hollis Brite about Delia Grace
- The model on the cover is Lauren Taylor.
- US citizens who pre-ordered The Betrothed through the site Epic Reads, received together with the book an exclusive art print depicting America Singer, Eadlyn Schreave and Hollis Brite.