Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (#46): The Ring and the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz



"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


This week, I'm featuring:




The Ring and the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: April 1, 2014

Summary (from Goodreads):

Princess Marie-Victoria, heir to the Lily Throne, and Aelwyn Myrddn, bastard daughter of the Mage of England, grew up together. But who will rule, and who will serve? 

Quiet and gentle, Marie has never lived up to the ambitions of her mother, Queen Eleanor the Second, Supreme Ruler of the Franco-British Empire. With the help of 500-year-old Head Merlin, Emrys, Eleanor has maintained her stranglehold on the world's only source of magic. She rules the most powerful empire the world has ever seen. But even with the aid of Emrys' magic, Eleanor's extended lifespan is nearing its end. The princess must marry and produce an heir or the Empire will be vulnerable to its greatest enemy, Prussia. The two kingdoms must unite to avert a deadly war, and the only solution is a match between Marie and Prince Leopold II, heir to the Prussian throne. But Marie has always loved James, her childhood friend and son of the Queen's Guard. Together, Marie and Morgan, a powerful magician in her own right, come up with a plan. Morgan will take on Marie's face, allowing the princess to escape with James and live the quiet life she's always wanted. And Morgan will get what she's always dreamed of--the chance to rule. But the court intrigue and hunger for power in Lenoran England run deeper than anyone could imagine. In the end, there is only rule that matters in Eleanor's court: trust no one.



I LOVE FANTASY! :D

38 comments:

  1. I haven't heard of this one but it sounds amazing. I cannot wait to see the cover for it. Great pick :)

    Tanja @ Ja čitam, a ti?

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    1. I'm glad you think so! Hopefully, the cover is gorgeous!

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  2. Oh nice! Haven't read this author but seen her books around a lot!

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    Old Follower :)

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  3. Great pick. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

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  4. I hadn't heard of this book before and it sounds fantastic. Fantasy + political intrigue = a spot on my TBR. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. It does! That's definitely something I enjoy ^_^

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  5. I also love fantasy and I've been a big fan of Melissa de la Cruz for some time now! Definitely adding this to my Goodreads! Awesome pick :) Check out my WoW:

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

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  6. Great pick! Sounds good and I'm excited to see the cover. :)

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  7. I haven't seen this one before. A fantasy by Melissa de la Cruz! Sign me in :)

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  8. This sounds sooo good, and my brain is trying to imagine what the cover is going to look like, LOL! It sounds a little different for Melissa de la Cruz, I can't wait to read it. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. I imagine it will be BEAUTIFUL. Disney-Hyperion has some gorgeous covers, and this one is a fantasy!

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  9. I have yet to read a book by Melissa, but I know I want to at some point! This would be a good one to start with since I love fantasy! Great pick Alyssa! :)

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    1. Start with this one! I hope you read it, Jess ^_^

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  10. Ohhh this one sounds so awesome! I haven't read any book of Melissa de la Cruz yet but I heard there all are amazing books great pick Alyssa!

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    1. This one sounds like a good one to start with! Thank you, Katiria :)

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  11. Ahh, cool pick! I love fantasy too! I'll admit I'm a little hesitant about Melissa as an author, but that blurb totally draws me in anyway. You'll have to let me know what you think of it when you get to read it :)

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    1. She's a very successful author, if you didn't know! I liked her Blue Bloods series. I haven't read anything else by her, though. I will be sure to do so, Jess!

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  12. I like Melissa De La Cruz's Blue Bloods series for a while but I think it dragged on a bit. This sounds good. Hope you enjoy it when it comes out, and thanks for visiting our Wow. :)

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    1. I definitely agree that it dragged, especially at the end. 4-5 books would have sufficed. Hopefully, she has learned from that! You're very welcome, Rachel :D

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  13. Oh my.... Why haven't I heard of this before?????????????????????? I LOVE FANTASY TOO! I have never really gotten into Melissa de la Cruz's other books, but I have a feeling I'm going to looove this one. :) Great pick!!

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    1. Ahhh, now you have! I have that same feeling, Rachel. Thank you!

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  14. I had no idea that she was coming out with another book!!!!! It sounds really interesting. Great pick.

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  15. Sounds pretty awesome :D I hope you will love it when you get to read it sweetie. <3

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  16. Wow -- this sounds really interesting. I've read most of the Blue Bloods and also Witches of East End, and I'd definitely like to try this!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

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    1. Haha! I've read *most* of the Blue Bloods series as well. Hope you do, Jen!

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  17. Ooh this sounds so good! Thanks for featuring it. Adding to my list!

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  18. I haven't read Blue Bloods because I heard that they won't very good. This series sounds a bit more interesting!

    A great pick,
    Sam :D

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    1. I liked the Blue Bloods books (the ones that I've read, anyway), but I will say that the series dragged a lot, towards the end. This book definitely sounds better. Thanks!

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  19. This sounds really good. I haven't read anything by this author, but I have several on my wishlist. Maybe I will start with this one!

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