- Title: Betrothed
- Author: Wanda Wiltshire
- ISBN: 9781921997
- Page: 402
- Format: Paperback
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Amy Smith has always known she was different Severe allergies, fragile health and taunts at school have made life an endurance test for the adopted seventeen year old.When Amy starts having strange dreams, everything changes Night after night, she becomes trapped in a shroud of black a void of silence but for a male voice calling for a girl named Marla.One night, theAmy Smith has always known she was different Severe allergies, fragile health and taunts at school have made life an endurance test for the adopted seventeen year old.When Amy starts having strange dreams, everything changes Night after night, she becomes trapped in a shroud of black a void of silence but for a male voice calling for a girl named Marla.One night, the darkness clears, Leif is revealed and Amy discovers that she is the girl he has been searching for.Immediately the two are swept up in a passionate yet forbidden love Leif isn t like the other boys Amy knows Breathtakingly gorgeous, he speaks with her telepathically not to mention, he can flyDesperate to find a way to be with her, Leif tells Amy of the terrifying threat to his Fae homeland, the danger to the people, and of an unforgivable betrayal to his King He urges her to seek her true identity But Amy is confused isn t it all just a dream
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Amy Smith starts having strange dreams where a man named Leif starts calling to her as Marla and tells her to look for herself. She starts to investigate into the birth parents and continues to meet Leif in her dreams, all the while fearful of going insane. I don't know I found the writing kind of juvenile, like Amy/Marla is supposed to be seventeen but it seems like she's fourteen. Also the whole soulmates thing in YA books is kind of wearing thin on me, I think I've just read one too many of t [...]
God sake, I cannot finish this.Everyone seems to love it.Why? I wanted to like this book, I really did. I put in effort- The storyline sounded beautiful, and the cover was gorgeous But come on! You met in a fucking dream, and you're already fawning over each other.Chapter 4: You're my only crush, Leif. If I could, I would have a poster of you on my wall. Grow a fucking spine, sweetheart.Now, as an Australian, I was keen to read a book based in my country. Especially one that was so close to my o [...]
This book made me super angry and I wrote this review and then I accidentally deleted it and that made me more angry so maybe my anger has blown out of proportion, so here's the list of problems I took note of while reading it.1. The heroines entire existence is defined by her soul mate. Because in the fairy world when Special Snowflake Fairy Boys are born a part of their soul is torn away and flies around until it's born as a Special Snowflake Fairy Girl and they are soulmates who can communica [...]
'Betrothed' is a gorgeous debut novel by Wanda Wiltshire. It’s a YA fantasy that has all of the toppings I love with none of the usual YA pitfalls.'Betrothed' plunges readers into the world of Amy Smith, a girl haunted by strange dreams and searching for her true identity. Wiltshire has a real talent for capturing emotion. The whole time I was reading I felt like I WAS Amy and when I finally put the book down (once I’d finished the entire thing and not a minute before) I was WISHING I was Am [...]
I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.DNFing at 35%I was a bit hesitant going into this read. I saw that it has been compared to the Twilight series with touches of Harry Potter. While I didn't come across anything similar to Harry Potter, there were definite resemblances to Twilight with the whole "everyone loves the main character" thing. If anything, this book is more similar to A Court of Thorns and Roses in the essence of the purpose and cha [...]
Betrothed gives a fresh and exciting new view on the fae. The characters are all we refined and written with precise but easy understanding. I enjoyed this book so much five stars for sure. The realism mixed with the excitement of faires just really got me. Wanda's writing allowed me to feel almost everything Marla was feeling. Her imagery was unbelievable! It was just a really fantastic read, usually i don't approve of such drastic and emotional cliff hangers but this. This made me want to join [...]
DNF @ page 150. I don't often DNF books because I believe there's always an off chance that the story will pick up in the middle. If I do DNF a book, I will always read at least 5-10 chapters to get a real gauge of the story - otherwise how else can I write a balanced and honest review? Unfortunately, Betrothed is my first DNF of the year, as I just couldn't get into the story at all. It actually started off so well in its epilogue, which was full of intrigue and mystery. At that point, I was [...]
I was totally sucked in by Betrothed. It had all the things I love in a story - wonderful characters, fantasy, magic, romance, enchantment, faeries all whilst being rooted in reality. Which really placed me as the reader inside the world even more. If that makes sense. I couldn't help but be completely enchanted by Faera (the fae world), yet Marla's life on earth was almost as enjoyable to read. Amy (Marla) was an awesome protagonist. I love her relationship with Jack, but then in comes Leif and [...]
A beautiful read that speaks to the soul and begs you to read the next instalment
I found this book in Big W recently and it grabbed my attention immediately, could have been because it was shiny and the light glinted off the cover and got me in the eye but still it got my attention.I liked this book but 3/4 of the way through I wondered how on earth Wanda was going to resolve all of the issues by the end but then I googled and found out it is the first book in a series. Thank god! because if it had have ended the way it did and it was a stand alone i would have cried. Thankf [...]
*From Publisher for Review*Betrothed is the debut novel from Australian author Wanda Wiltshire and is the first in an 'enchanting faery series'. I had the pleasure of meeting Wanda Wiltshire at a Pantera Press Book Launch event in April this year and was immediately impressed by her love of books and writing.Betrothed is about 17 year old Amy Smith, a sufferer of chronic allergies who's been having weird dreams about the name 'Marla'. Amy finds out that she's been connecting telepathically with [...]
I saw this book advertised in a magazine and it caught my eye and I thought-that looks like a good book-so I bought it. When I started reading it I was automatically sucked in and could not put the book down! I loved this book so much I couldn't have read a better story than Marla and Leif's. I cannot wait for the next book! If anyone is hesitating to read this, don't, just read it because you won't regret it.
So I originally only got this book as my friends mum is the author, so I thought I'd check out her novel, and see what it was.I loved the novel from the first chapter, the characters pulled me in, and I wanted to find out who, and what everything meant. The plot, was amazing, and I found myself captivated by Wanda's amazing imagery and loved how I was able to see everything, and feel as if I was Amy/Marla.This was a fantastic read and I can hardly believe this is her debut novel.
OMG! I absolutely really, really loved 'Betrothed.' This author is great considering this is her first book. Her ideas ate just amazing I need to know everything that will happen. I need the rest of the books. Now.As this book says, it is about a forbidden love between Leif and Marla. At first I didn't really like their romance because it was just full-on love in just the snap of her fingers. It took a while for me to get accustomed to it as I didn't really think it was true love. At times in th [...]
Betrothed is Wanda Wiltshire's debut novel, and honestly I thought there would be room for improvement like many new authors. I couldn't have been more wrong. Wanda has a way of putting the words on the page so elegantly like a seasoned professional. I was hooked from the first page. I couldn't put it down. Betrothed has everything I look for in a book. Realistic characters you can relate to, romance, fantasy and a bit of reality. I was taken on a journey to Faera and back again. I can't wait fo [...]
Ohmygod!! This is one of the best books ever! I loved all of the characters; I loved Wanda Wiltshire's writing and I just loved the whole book!! :)But why did the end have to be so sad?? I NEED ALLEGIANCE NOWWW
you can check out my full review on my YouTube channel 'books kay' from the 24th of November
I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.I found this to be a overly long teen fantasy.The characters lacked depth and the story dragged on and on.I did finish it but would have to think long and hard before reading the second in the series.
100 reviews and a 4.11 rating? This book looked promising. There's a gorgeous, reflective and eye catching cover. The summary on the back tells of a girl meeting the boy of her dreams, in well, a dream. Yep, beloved Lief appears to Amy only when she is fully relaxed, appearing shirtless and crooning love messages. Then, shocker, Lief shows up on Earth, announces he's a Fae prince, scoops up the newly renamed Marla, and the fun begins! Actually, that's a lie, there is very little fun, as Amy/Marl [...]
For Amy things have never been normal, for starters she is extremely allergic to almost everyt.hing, besides the fact that she could never get sunburned and she had slightly pointed years but she never would have guessed what she really was.When she starts having dreams of a half-dressed boy who claims she is his "Marla", Amy couldn't guess the strange road that lies ahead of herThis story starts out with a bit of a confuse premise: a girl dreams about a boy. Is it real or is it imagination?In a [...]
The book cover is gorgeous! Whoever did it deserves all the glory.Betrothed is Wanda Wiltshire's debut novel, and honestly I thought there would be room for improvement like many new authors. I couldn't have been more wrong. Wanda has a way of putting the words on the page so elegantly like a seasoned professional.I was totally sucked in by Betrothed. It had all the things I love in a story - wonderful characters, fantasy, magic, romance, enchantment, faeries all whilst being rooted in realityI [...]
I really enjoyed this! Cleverly crafted storyline, characters I loved or loathed, beautifully written romance and enough action/drama to keep the story flowing nicely. I like the idea that Marla and Lief chose each other before birth, that they hold a piece of each other's self. I adore Jack and hope he continues to play a role in the story as it continues. I loath Lief's father, as the author intended, and I truly hope the daring fae prince finds a way to outsmart him. A sweet and entertaining [...]
I have been meaning to blog my review for awhile now But wow what a great start to what I predict will be an awesome series - it's an interesting story about a girl who is allergic to everything then telepathically discovers she doesn't belong in this world, she's in fact destined for bigger and greater things like spending her life in the land of Faera with her Betrothed who somehow reminds me of a footy player with wings Great story frustrating ending that makes me want to indulge in book II s [...]
Initially, I only picked this book up because of the shiny cover (Yeah I'm a sucker for shiny and sparkly stuff, sue me)but I eventually found the book to be really interesting. Although the start was a bit too slow for my liking, once the book picked up the pace I couldn't put it down. The ending though!!!!! I hate endings like this and to make matter worse, the next book isn't released untill freakin' NEXT YEAR! Ending aside, this book was a great read.
I looked at the cover of this book an was immediately interested in reading it as I read more in to the book I was moved to the world of Faera I love this book an amazing debut from wanda Wiltshire I can read this countless times and still be dazzled! It's compelling it just draws you in and I love love love it I highly recommend this to everyone!!
amaz-balls OMG i couldnt put the book down i was like WHAT????!!!! at the end like seriously !!! you had to end it there and then i found out the next one doesnt come out till 2014!! like what ! i have to wait that long to find out what happends next
This is the author's first book! I really enjoyed it. Was convinced to read it after being conned into taking my 15 year old sister to the launch of the second in the series. Definitely worth the read and the schlep to Kings Cross!
I loved it, just what I needed I couldn't out it down I read it in a day which I was really proud of but now I'm sad because I have to wait till the next one comes out next year. Please hurry up and finish it please
This book is now the best book I have ever read. OMG but why did it have to end like that??? I need to read Allegiance. I wish it is already out now. The book is SO good though I actually started crying.
Gorgeous cover that captures the eye, brilliantly written, and wonderfully detailed. Not to mention an idyllic, attractive male protagonist! I would recommend 100% as a read, especially for those as interested in faery books as I am.
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