Crown of Coral and Pearl
by Mara Rutherford
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Release Date: August 27th 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
For generations, the princes of Ilara have married the most beautiful maidens from the ocean village of Varenia. But though every girl longs to be chosen as the next princess, the cost of becoming royalty is higher than any of them could ever imagine…Nor once dreamed of seeing the wondrous wealth and beauty of Ilara, the kingdom that’s ruled her village for as long as anyone can remember. But when a childhood accident left her with a permanent scar, it became clear that her identical twin sister, Zadie, would likely be chosen to marry the Crown Prince—while Nor remained behind, unable to ever set foot on land. Then Zadie is gravely injured, and Nor is sent to Ilara in her place. To Nor’s dismay, her future husband, Prince Ceren, is as forbidding and cold as his home—a castle carved into a mountain and devoid of sunlight. And as she grows closer to Ceren’s brother, the charming Prince Talin, Nor uncovers startling truths about a failing royal bloodline, a murdered queen… and a plot to destroy the home she was once so eager to leave.
In order to save her people, Nor must learn to negotiate the treacherous protocols of a court where lies reign and obsession rules. But discovering her own formidable strength may be the one move that costs her everything: the crown, Varenia and Zadie.
This is an amazing tale of sister love and the lengths you go to for family. I found out at the end of the book that the amazing author is a twin. So that makes this story that much better as i know the author is writing from her heart when she writing about these twins. In this story the island where the twins live is ruled by beauty and pearls. One twin has been groomed since birth to be sent across the sea, so she never takes risks, never bumps herself, almost lives like a glass statue. While her twin knows she never escape the island so she takes all the risks to the point where she truly ends up scaring herself and sealing her fate.
You be wrapped up in this tale and not want it to come to end which thankfully there more story to be read in the sequel. I love that their a sequel so many tales end where the evil been defeated and the girl or guy gets their true love. I always been one that wants to know what is next, how does the kingdom continue on, does the new ruler really know what best for the world, and most of all how does it all play out for the happy couple. Stay tuned to for the sequel in 2020 and pick up the first book August 27, 2019.
Mara Rutherford began her writing career as a journalist but quickly discovered she far preferred fantasy to reality. Originally from California, Mara has since lived all over the world, from Russia to Peru, along with her Marine-turned-diplomat husband and two sons. A triplet born on Leap Day, Mara holds a Master’s degree in Cultural Studies from the University of London and would rather study the folklore of her next post than the language (which she has found is a lot more fun but not nearly as useful). She is a former Pitch Wars mentee and three-time mentor. Her debut YA fantasy, CORAL AND PEARL, will release from Harlequin Teen in Fall 2019.
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