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[ Read Online The Beholder ¼ young-adult-contemporary PDF ] by Anna Bright ✓ THE ODYSSEY MEETS CINDERELLA or, Once Upon a Time meets the Bachelorette Hello 911, I d like to report a premise that s specifically targeting my money 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 ComeBut 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 AllFrom 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 1 fjords is one of my 1 synopsis buzzwords 2 HAVE YOU SEEN THIS FREAKING COVER, MY GODS DNF pg 217Video review THE ODYSSEY MEETS CINDERELLA or, Once Upon a Time meets the Bachelorette Hello 911, I d like to report a premise that s specifically targeting my money I will not be seduced by beautiful covers.
I will not be seduced by beautiful covers.
I will not be seduced by beautiful covers.
I will not be seduced by beautiful covers.
I will not be seduced by beautiful covers.
I will not Adds to TBR Seriously, though Odyssey retelling.
Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube I will not be seduced by beautiful covers.
I will not be seduced by beautiful covers.
I will not be seduced by beautiful covers.
I will not be seduced by beautiful covers.
I will not be seduced by beautiful covers.
I will not Adds to TBR Seriously, though Odyssey retelling.
Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube May Fairyloot Click the link under the pic to see my goodies I really enjoyed this The Beholder is an enchanting read, full of myths and folklore The premise drew me in quickly Basically, we have Selah, who is the Seneshal elect of Potomac meaning she ll be placed in charge one day Potomac from what I gather is an island somewhere between the coast of England and New York In order to rule, Selah must marry, but when she proposes to the boy she loves, well let s just say it doesn t go as she suspects So, scrambling to fix things, her stepmother orchestrates a journey across the sea aboard The Beholder, in order for Selah to find a suitable match And she can t return until she s engaged.
First of all, it wasn t what I expected at all I don t know why, but I assumed it was a bunch of suitors on a ship together hah, nope Captain Lang, who Selah s stepmother hired, forces Selah along to each requi Ok, but first of all, can we appreciate this book s cover Take a moment to scroll back up to it, I ll wait here Did you see it Were you impressed Yes Good, because I was, and still am, hella impressed by that beautiful cover.
Now let s move on to this review.
Last year, I had the pleasure of meeting Anna Bright at a Stephanie Garber book signing in Washington D.
C She seemed nice and was super excited about her upcoming novel and it made me super excited about it as well So, you can only imagine my excitement when I was granted the opportunity to read an ARC Then you can only imagine my disappointment when this book did not live up to the expectations raised by that beautiful cover and that interesting synopsis This book was advertised as a mix between The Odyssey ARC received in exchange for an honest review thank you Buckle up, folks This isn t going to be a review This is going to be a rant Let me start with my biggest issue They seem to have taken it off the blurb now, but this book was marketed as an Odyssey retelling It is NOT an Odyssey retelling It has as much in common with The Odyssey as Harry Potter does.
And, here is the key, frustrating thing HAVING A CHARACTER CALLED HOMER WHO APPEARS FOR TWO SECONDS DOES NOT MAKE YOUR BOOK AN ODYSSEY RETELLING ONE DESCRIPTION OF THE SEA AS WINE DARK DOES NOT MAKE YOUR BOOK AN ODYSSEY RETELLING I can only assume that whoever came up with that marketing ploy has never read either The Odyssey or The Beholder.
The only reason I didn t DNF this thing, and thus give it one star, is because I was waiting to see if it suddenly turned into gods and sea monst It s important for people to know exactly what they re getting into, so to avoid confusion this book is not a retelling of a specific story Rather, it incorporates many myths and fairy tales into the storyline Also, it is most certainly not a retelling of The Odyssey the characters travel on a ship to far away lands and there s a person called Homer but the similarities end there.
Plot 3 5Characters 3 5Writing 4 5 The Beholder was an alternate history novel, set in a world slightly similar to ours but heavily influenced by myths and fairy tales It wasn t perfect but it was still alright I did enjoy reading it.
The story followed Selah, the seneschal elect of Potomac After an embarrassing rejection, her troublesome step mother forces her to travel across the ocean and meet a myriad of suitors in various countries that she must ch Me Never judge a book by its cover Me I totally just did and want it now Seriously when I saw this cover, I knew I had to have it Then I read the blurb and was like, ohhhh I have to have it evenI mean, The Odyssey meets Cinderella Heck to the freaking yeah Enjoyed the story here The writing sucked me right in and I couldn t let go Selah was a great character when it came to speaking up and being strong, doing what she believed in Loved that Now, when it came to boys she was a little weak Boys Boys Boys There were THREE boys she was infatuated in this book Count them One Two Three I can t handle it I will say it wasn t all at one time, though I will also say that I loved them all, but still wished the book had only had one But Torden, you are mine Th 1 fjords is one of my 1 synopsis buzzwords 2 HAVE YOU SEEN THIS FREAKING COVER, MY GODS

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