Are you a huge fan of The Selection like us? Well, you’re in luck! Kiera Cass is back with an all-new YA fantasy book called A Thousand Heartbeats! With star-crossed lovers, royalty, and political intrigue! This book has something for everyone!
Summary: 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.
Content Warnings: references to torture and physical/emotional abuse
In true Kiera Cass style, this book definitely delivered in the romance department! If you’re a fan of slow burn romances, then this one is for you! We enjoyed the enemies to lovers subplot but wished that the main characters were enemies for a bit longer. The story started off slow but quickly picked up and was filled with action and adventure. A Thousand Heartbeats is very character-driven which we found to be a lot of fun! Lennox is strong yet vulnerable, and Annika is stubborn but kind. We also couldn’t get enough of Lennox’s pet fox, Thistle! The writing style flowed very smoothly and made for a binge-worthy read just like The Selection. We also loved that the power of forgiveness was a main theme. With the political intrigue and battling kingdoms, A Thousand Heartbeats also has the vibes of an epic fantasy!
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