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.



THE BETROTHED by Kiera Cass Cover Photo Shoot!

THE BETROTHED by Kiera Cass Cover Photo Shoot!

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