Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Ring and The Crown By Melissa de la Cruz Review

                                                                                       *I was given a free copy of this book for my honest review*

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 her 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 end the war, and the only solution is a match between Marie and Prince Leopold VII, heir to the Prussian throne. But Marie has always loved Gill, her childhood friend and soldier of the Queen's Guard. 

Together, Marie and Aelwyn, a powerful magician in her own right, come up with a plan. Aelwyn will take on Marie's face, allowing the princess to escape with Gill and live the quiet life she's always wanted. And Aelwyn 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 have read the Witches Of The East End series and I have read the most recent book in the Blue Bloods series by Melissa de la Cruz and I have to say The Ring and The Crown  isn't one of my favourite books by Melissa de la Cruz but I liked it. It isn't one I will read again and again in the future but I am glad I read this one.  
I am glad I got the chance to review this because it is very well written and it did keep my interest. I found there was a lack of emotional development with this book though.

It is very well written and it did keep my interest. 

If you are a fan of this author you might enjoy this book.

I give this 3 out of 5

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