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A Thousand Heartbeats - by Kiera Cass

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Book Synopsis

#1 New York Times bestselling author of The Selection series Kiera Cass is back with her most epic novel yet--a sweeping enemies-to-lovers standalone romance.

"Love has a sound. It sounds like a thousand heartbeats happening at the same time."

Princess Annika has lived a life of comfort--but no amount of luxuries can change the fact that her life isn't her own to control. The king, once her loving father, has gone cold, and Annika will soon be forced into a loveless marriage for political gain.

Miles away, small comforts are few and far between for Lennox. He has devoted his life to the Dahrainian army, hoping to one day help them reclaim the throne that was stolen from them. For Lennox, the idea of love is merely a distraction--nothing will stand in the way of fighting for his people.

But when love, against all odds, finds them both, they are bound by its call. They can't possibly be together--but the irresistible thrum of a thousand heartbeats won't let them stay apart.

Kiera Cass brings her signature sparkling romance to this beautiful story of star-crossed lovers and long-held secrets.

Review Quotes

PRAISE FOR THE BETROTHED: Fans of The Selection series will anxiously await the second installment of this duology to learn Hollis's fate. -- School Library Journal

A headstrong heroine whom Cass's loyal following will champion. -- Publishers Weekly

PRAISE FOR KIERA CASS: "A real page-turner. Romance, royalty, and revolution in a reality-show format serve Cass' boldly rendered heroine well in her quest for justice and love." -- ALA Booklist

"America has the right mix of sass and heart, and her over-the-top royal treatment is enough to make any reader who has ever played dress-up envious. Cass wisely keeps readers on the edge of their seats to find out who Maxon will finally choose as his bride." -- Publishers Weekly

"An engrossing tale reminiscent of Shannon Hale's Princess Academy and Ally Condie's Matched. Fairy-tale lovers will lose themselves in America's alternate reality and wish that the next glamorous sequel were waiting for them." -- School Library Journal

"Deliciously entertaining." -- Publishers Weekly

"Cass's immensely readable debut novel is a less drastic Hunger Games, with elaborate fashion and trappings. The fast-paced action will have readers gasping for the upcoming sequel." -- ALA Booklist

"A cross between The Hunger Games (minus the bloodsport) and The Bachelor (minus the bloodsport), this trilogy launch is a lot of fun. Cass deftly builds the chemistry between America and Maxon, while stoking the embers of America's first, forbidden love." -- Publishers Weekly

Suggested Age: 13-17 Years
Number of Pages: 576
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Sub-Genre: Romance
Publisher: Harperteen
Format: Hardcover
Author: Kiera Cass
Language: English
Street Date: November 29, 2022
TCIN: 84836949
UPC: 9780062665782
Item Number (DPCI): 059-12-3044
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.96 inches length x 5.85 inches width x 8.5 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.36 pounds
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submitted by donovan - 8 days ago
4.5 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews
100% would recommend
1 recommendations

A Unique Adventure!

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
JanniAnni - 1 year ago
Annika is a princess of a kingdom, Lennox is the unofficial leader of a band of misfits fighting to get their stolen kingdom back. A hurricane binds them together but can they bring peace to both of their people? This is my first time reading a book by Kiera Cass but I do not think it will be the last! It is definitely YA as there is minimal heat to the romance that adult readers may seek. However, do be warned that there is a lot of violence, murder, and war. There is a theme of unrequited love in three separate cases which was distracting at times but I believe used to create red herrings for who the betrayer will be. I enjoyed the prevailing theme of the importance of libraries to document history, whether it is accurate descriptions or folklore. Trigger warning: if you have a parent with a mental illness or have suffered from parental loss, there is heavy mention of both in this book which may be upsetting to some. I did appreciate the plot twist at the end of who the betrayer ended up being and it was very different from who I was convinced was the traitor. I took away a star from the rating due to there was a lot of fluff in the book and it could have been condensed without taking away from the main plot action. Without spoiling anything, another reason the star was taken away because of what happened to a beloved and innocent character. I understand the action was not only to show how truly heinous the villain is but also to spark Lennox into the action necessary to bring about the resolution. I get it, I am just still upset about it - if you know, you know :)
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