The Beholden

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The Beholden by Cassandra Rose Clarke is an exquisite and fantastical book. It is about three young African Americans who ask the River Goddess for a favor. The River Goddess grants them their wish but she lets them know that they now owe her a favor in return. Celestia, Izara, and Ico are now beholden to her. After a while, the three must leave their lives behind and complete a task for the river goddess. They must find Lord Kjari and bring him back to the river goddess to fulfill their promise to her. This assignment will be difficult because much time has passed and Celestia is now pregnant, but no matter what, they must complete the task and keep their promise.

The Beholden is amazing! It is filled with rich black culture, interesting characters, and a captivating storyline. This book is great for teens and adults. As I read the first chapter I didn’t quite understand what was going on, but when I got to the next chapter the book pulled me in and I could not put it down. I found myself beholden to finishing the book from cover to cover. The Beholden is a definite must-read!

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Author Cassandra Rose Clarke
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 544 pages
Publisher Erewhon
Publish Date 18-Jan-2022
ISBN 9781645660255
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Issue January 2022
Category Young Adult