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Book One: The Betrothed series
The first in an enchanting faery series by Wanda Wiltshire.
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, 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 fly …
Desperate 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?
“If you have a young book worm in the family who loves stepping into the world of pure fantasy, then they’ll definitely want to read Betrothed… I’d call this real life meets out of this world – literally. There’s romance, faeries, food allergies, and best friends and that’s just for starters! Loved the book so much that [during ABC interview she] started by off by asking Wanda if she’d finished writing the second book yet, and if so, could she have a sneak peak?”
“… 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… If I don’t get my hands on the next book soon I WILL DIE. This was a spectacular debut novel by Wanda Wiltshire and I was really impressed.”
“I adored the characters and the fact that the story is firmly rooted in reality…. I was also amazed at the beauty of the writing, filled with enchanting imagery – as delicious as Leif himself – but which, definitely did not get in the way of the story… It’s really unpredictable, with so many twists and turns, I couldn’t tear myself away, my eyes super glued to the pages. The thing I love about this book is that while romance is a huge part of it (because let’s face it, what seventeen year old isn’t looking for love?) it is really a story about finding oneself, a story of friendship and belonging. Saying that, I’m not sure who I’ll be dreaming of tonight – Jack? Leif? Or both…. Now there’s a thought.”
“The mix of fantasy and reality was really nice to see because normally you only have one or the other… Faera was an exciting, enchanting place to read about. There are just so many exciting, enchanting things in this book! Marla’s wings, the markets in Faera, the royal court, Leif in general… the ending just made me want to read more and get hold of the sequel (Allegiance) right away.”
“Oh my, everything about this book was beautiful… Betrothed was a really awesome fantasy read, beautiful writing, characters and world building! Would highly recommend to those that love cute fictional guys and have a love of fairies!”
“This book is innovative and full of ‘book magic’ an amazing work of art that will be appreciated by all book lovers, especially the ones that love powerful and magical love stories, while also having family and friendship elements that make this book extra special and extra beautiful!”