The Beholder by Anna Bright
Expected Publication: June 4th 2019
Genres: YA Fantasy
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.
REASONS I’M EXCITED FOR THE BEHOLDER
“…English castle gardens to the fjords of Norge…” This just sounds epic and beautiful.
My Gosh! That cover is stunning! I’m getting all sorts of Black Sails vibes.
The Odyssey meets Cinderella. I mean, have you ever heard something more perfect?
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