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The Betrothed

The Betrothed by Keira Cass I give this book a 3 out of 5 stars. Imagine catching the attention of a king. Lady Hollis does not need to imagine. She is thrilled that King Jameson seems to be interested in courting her. Jameson is a very kind king and one who Hollis admires. Hollis is not exactly the perfect child her parents wanted. They wanted a son who was obedient and behaved excellently. Hollis was far from that description. However, she could become royalty and that made her parents happy. They constantly were nagging her to be someone she was not.  When Hollis is invited to join King Jameson on a barge down the river. He floods her with compliments. Hollis throws a berry at another girl from court, hardly ladylike behavior. She falls right into the water. Jameson hardly ever laughs, but Hollis can make him laugh.  Then Jameson invites Hollis to join him to meet a family from Isolte seeking sanctuary. This family, the Eastoffes, have traveled to Coroa to escape from their k

The Selection

The Selection by Keira Cass I loved this book. It is one of my personal favorites. I give it a 5 out of 5 stars.  Imagine a chance to be a princess. In the Selection, 35 girls are given a chance to win the luxurious lifestyle of a lavish royal. For most people this is a dream come true, a chance to move up from the caste they were born in. For America Singer, this is not what she sees. She sees a life without her secret love, Aspen. America puts her name into the lottery, assuming she definitely will not be picked. America was born a 5 and her love, Aspen is a 6. If she marries him, she will move down in caste. When America is picked to enter the Selection, she is very surprised. She doesn’t care about the fact that the prince, Prince Maxon is in the highest caste, 1, where only royalty are. America goes into the competition expecting to hate Maxon. When she meets him however, America may begin to change her mind.  This book is the first book in a series. It is meant to entertai

The Throne of Fire

The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan I very much enjoyed this book. I would rate it a 4.5 out of 5 stars. What if the most powerful enemy in the world was rising, and the only person who might be able to stop them hadn’t been seen in years? In the Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan, this is exactly what is happening. Two siblings with the blood of the pharaohs, Sadie and Carter Kane must find Ra, the Egyptian sun god, and save him, to see if he can save the world in exchange. Carter and Sadie are not your average siblings. They have special powers from their bloodline that give both the potential to be the most powerful magicians in the world. By magician, I mean using spells and curses to destroy or restore, not pulling a rabbit out of a hat.  In order to find Ra, they must first search for the three parts of the book of Ra. Then Sadie must find out how to decipher the chant in the books. This is a lot harder than it sounds as no one knows where Ra is in the first place! The enemy they a