Waiting on Wednesday [56]

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, it highlights upcoming books that we cannot wait to read! This week my pick is....

Title: The Ring and the Crown
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Series: The Ring and the Crown #1
Genre: YA Historical Fantasy
Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Release Date: April 1st 2014
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

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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.

 Doesn't it sound awesome!!! I serioulsy cannoy wait for this book!

What are you waiting on this week??

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  1. I'm pretty excited for this - I still haven't read the Blue Bloods series but I did read Frozen and really enjoyed it. PLus high fantasy is always a big draw for me.

  2. YAAAAAS it sounds fab. (And the cover is so pretty.) Are you going to the signing March 31st?

  3. I'm intrigued about this one as well. So much buzz. :)

  4. I haven't actually read any book by Melissa yet, they're on the pile though, hopefully soon!
    here's My Waiting on Wednesday