Title: Crown of Coral and Pearl
Author’s Name: Mara Rutherford
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Genre: YA Fairytales
Page Count: 432 Pages
Author or Book Website: https://www.mararutherford.com/
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Release Date: N/A
How I Got the Book: ARC
Summary of the Book:
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.
My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I have a twin sister so this book pulled me in and held on to my heart and soul as each chapter went on. The world is wonderful depicted and shown as if you were right there walking along side the characters in this journey. There is a hint of romance and adventure. It made my heart hurt at times. I want more and more from this debut author.
My Rating of the Book: 5 Stars