Jun 01 2019

Blog Tour & Review: The Beholder by Anna Bright

Posted by Jennifer in 5 Stars, Blog Tour, Favorite Quotes, Review, Young Adult / Leave a Comment



The Beholder (The Beholder #1)

by Anna Bright
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: June 4th 2019

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Retellings
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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.



Favorite Quotes

You have a keen mind and a kind heart.  You have everything you need.

It was kind of him to pretend I wasn’t drowning

Stay muddy, sweet girl

I was lost out here on the ocean. But somehow, I’d found a map.

It wasn’t as though my wishes counted.


About the Author

I believe in woods, mountains, highways, cobblestones, roller coasters, dancing, concerts, cherry Pop Tarts, books, and magic.
When I’m not reading or writing on my couch, I’m dragging my husband off on an adventure, communing with Salem (my kitten/spiritual familiar), or causing trouble at One More Page Books, where I work.


Review of The Beholder

Review (5 Stars):  The Beholder was a well-written epic adventure about a young woman that must find a fiance to save everything that she holds dear.   Selah was a character that I instantly adored and my heart broke for her when she was rejected by her childhood friend.  She was then forced by her wicked stepmother to travel on the ship, The Beholder, to find a suitor in faraway lands or face not coming home to the only place that she knows.

I loved The Beholder and got swept away with the amazing story.  This is the first book in a brand new series and Ms. Bright has set up this magical world brilliantly.  I’m looking forward to seeing how this all plays out with her stepmother and the choices that Selah must make for her own future.

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