These Twisted Bonds

/Clarion. (These Hollow Vows: Bk. 2). HarperCollins. Jul. 2022. 496p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9780358386582.
Gr 9 Up–When her sister was sold to the Unseelie king, Brie thought nothing could get worse—but now she knows better. Forced to play a role in the fae courts she despises, caught in a love triangle between two courts and their princes, Brie struggles with her new powers and unwelcome prophecies. The romances highlight the differences in healthy and toxic relationships by displaying differences in possessiveness, communication, and jealousies. Brie’s character arc highlights duty, free will, and independence as important coming-of-age themes, and the love readers have for the character will keep them going through a familiar fantasy plot.
VERDICT Romantic and satisfying, hand this series to fans of Sarah J. Maas’s A Court of Thorns and Roses and Holly Black’s The Cruel Prince.

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