by Anna Bright
YA fantasy Retelling published by Harperteen on June 9th, 2020
This breathtaking sequel to The Beholder will take you on a journey into a darkly sparkling fairy tale, perfect for fans of The Selection and Caraval.
When Selah found true love with Prince Torden of Norway, she never imagined she’d have to leave him behind. All because the Beholder’s true mission was a secret Selah’s crew didn’t trust her to keep: transporting weapons to the rebels fighting against the brutal tsarytsya, whose shadow looms over their next port of Shvartsval’d. A place Selah hoped she’d never go.
But gone is the girl who departed Potomac filled with fear. With a stockpile of weapons belowdecks and her heart hanging in the balance, Selah is determined to see the Beholder’s quest to its end.
This is the second book in the Beholder Duet and what a way to go out.
Each of the fairytales had their version of a happily ever after. The entire book was so dynamic and amazingly written. The way Anna Bright wrote the metaphors sparsed throughout the entire book. They were absolutely amazing. Selah had such amazing character growth. A lot of times, books tend to leave the amazing battle towards the end of the book but The Boundless tossed that out the window and had it towards the middle.
I loved that format because it left a lot of room to fall in love with the outcome. There was enough of a hint of a love shape but not enough to actually have one.
It had a little bit of everything and it’s officially one of my favorites.
Let me know what you think!