Arc Review – The Boundless by Anna Bright


May 10, 2020 by ceresbooksworld


The Boundless by Anna Bright

Book two in The Beholder duology

Publisher : Harper Teen

Publication date : June 9th, 2020

Source : eArc from the publisher

Rating : 4 hearts




This breathtaking sequel to The Beholder will take you on a journey into a darkly sparkling fairy tale, perfect for fans of The Selection and Caraval.

When Selah found true love with Prince Torden of Norway, she never imagined she’d have to leave him behind. All because the Beholder’s true mission was a secret Selah’s crew didn’t trust her to keep: transporting weapons to the rebels fighting against the brutal tsarytsya, whose shadow looms over their next port of Shvartsval’d. A place Selah hoped she’d never go.

But gone is the girl who departed Potomac filled with fear. With a stockpile of weapons belowdecks and her heart hanging in the balance, Selah is determined to see the Beholder’s quest to its end.


We find Selah who feels betrayed by Lang and heads for the Tsarytsva estate. She’s going to meet a new suitor.

In the first book the subject was mainly Selah and the suitors she met, at the end of the first volume Torden asked her to marry him but because of Lang she was forced to run away.

In this second book, the main subject is mainly rebellion, the suitor is not really a suitor in Selah’s eyes, it’s just a means to an end for her and Lang.

Without going into history I can only tell you that we will finally meet the Tsarytsva and this meeting will be quite impressive.

I’ve been afraid for Selah more than once, but at the same time she’s doing very well. She has matured a lot in this tome even though it bothers me deeply that her desire not to be alone makes her think she loves Lang.

I didn’t like Lang in this tome, he admits that he loves Selah but leaves her completely alone and in the end it’s someone else who’s going to save her. Only to then tell her she wouldn’t have chosen him anyway.

I really liked the Tsarytsva, I think she’s a good villain worthy of the name, just like her generals.

This book concludes well the duology and I liked the end.

Quick word: An exciting adventure where betrayal is the order of the day.


On retrouve Selah qui se sent trahi par Lang et qui se dirige vers le domaine de la Tsarytsva. Elle va rencontrer un nouveau prétendant.

Dans le premier tome le sujet abordé était principalement Selah et les prétendants qu’elles rencontraient, à la fin du premier tome Torden l’a demandait en mariage mais à cause de Lang elle était obligée de s’enfuir.

Dans ce deuxième tome, le sujet principal est surtout la rebellion, le prétendant n’en ai pas vraiment un aux yeux de Selah, c’est juste un moyen d’arriver à ses fins et à celles de Lang.

Sans rentrer dans l’histoire je peux juste vous dire que nous allons enfin rencontrer la Tsarytsva et cette rencontre va être assez impressionnante.

J’ai eu peur pour Selah plus d’une fois mais en même temps elle s’en sort très bien. Elle a beaucoup muri dans ce tome même si ça m’ennui profondément que son envie de ne pas être seule la pousse à croire qu’elle aime Lang.

Je n’ai pas apprécié Lang dans ce tome, il avoue qu’il aime Selah mais la laisse complètement seule et c’est au final un autre qui va la sauver. Tout ça pour ensuite lui dire que de toute façon elle ne l’aurait pas choisi.

J’ai beaucoup aimé la Tsarytsva, je trouve que c’est une bonne méchante digne de ce nom, tout comme ses généraux.

Ce tome conclu bien la duologie et j’ai apprécié la fin.

En bref : Une aventure excitante où la trahison est au rendez-vous.

About the author

Anna believe in woods, mountains, highways, cobblestones, roller coasters, dancing, concerts, cherry Pop Tarts, books, and magic.
When she’s not reading or writing on her couch, she’s dragging her husband off on an adventure, communing with Salem (my kitten/spiritual familiar), or causing trouble at One More Page Books, where she works.


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2 thoughts on “Arc Review – The Boundless by Anna Bright

  1. evelynreads1 says:

    I just finished book one, really excited to read this one!
    Great review!


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