The Claiming

The Claiming

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Emily By Beautiful_Dreamer Completed

The kingdom of Bayfell requires that every male and female must marry after he or she turns sixteen. Of course, not everyone loves this law, but the kingdom's population is dwindling. The Claiming is a ceremony in which one young man writes down the name of three women of his choosing, listing most preferable to least. At the event, the announcements are made of whom each man chose to be his wife. The woman does not get a say in it whatsoever. She is stuck with whoever picks her.

Isabella Reyes is unfortunately sixteen, and she is terrified. She grew up in the Facility, a home for orphans born to women of the lower class. Little does she know that the claim that is made for her hand will change everything.

*Disclaimer: If you think this is a werewolf novel, you are very much wrong! I didn't realize the title's connection to werewolf lore until MONTHS after I was halfway into it. But please, give it a try if you were fooled! It's a mixture of fantasy, romance, and dystopian that has yet to disappoint!*

Book cover credits to @Teddy_Ninja
Thank you so much for the brilliance you have created for my story!

  • apocalypse
  • ceremony
  • claim
  • claiming
  • dystopian
  • future
  • injustice
  • justice
  • kingdom
  • love
  • marriage
  • monarchy
Just ignore me if you don’t agree but wouldn’t “just as curious as she was” sound better?
FAN-addict FAN-addict Aug 20
I bet Alec chose her but the prince also did so she has to learn how to be a princess!
SmhMoleRat SmhMoleRat Oct 08
Ok, ok, ok, good theories out here y'all. This is mine, Alec is the prince? Maybe not though, probably not though
No one of the authorities... would probably sound better🤗
SamMarsden SamMarsden Nov 16
I really love the blend of fairytale with dystopia. Beautifully done.
Saved me a seat, I mean it’s not her chair.
                              
                              But I’m just nitpicking, I almost cried when she started to cry😅