Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #50: The Ring & the Crown by Melissa De La Cruz

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

The Ring & the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz
Expected Release: April 2014

Goodreads Synopsis
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 never read anything by this author but I want to read this one.
What book are you looking forward to reading?


  1. OMG. OMG. OMG!!!! You have definitely picked an AWESOME book!! I LOVE that plot!! Well, it's Melissa de la Cruz, so how could it NOT be great? And I wasn't even aware that this book was going to be released.....Well, thanks for putting it on my radar!

    Also, thanks for dropping by and commenting on my WOW!! : )

  2. I don't normally read fantasy/magic but this cover and story are tempting.
    Book Dilettante

  3. This sounds good. Thanks for sharing it!

  4. What a great synopsis! Thanks for stopping by :)


  5. Great pick, this book looks SO good! I love Melissa de la Cruz, so this is on my must read list! Thank you for sharing!

  6. This looks so delightful! Lovely cover, too. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog. Enjoy!

  7. I'm looking forward to this one too. I want a poster of the cover. It is so gorgeous.

    Lovely pick!

    Sabrina @ I Heart Y.A. Fiction

  8. I really need to read books by this author! Heard so much about her work. This one sounds awesome! I love fantasy/magical books so I might check this one out. Thanks for stopping by :)

  9. This one sounds awesome! I love magical/fantasy books so I might check this one out. Thanks for stopping by :)

  10. Great choice, I love the cover it is so colorful!
    Joy at Books and Life

  11. I'm am intrigued and super eager for this one's arrival! Oh yea, I got a feeling about this one! Fingers crossed!
    check my WoW out at Book Hangovers Blabs Books
    Thanks for sharing this one :)

  12. I love the cover of this so much! I haven't read this author yet either, but I ended up being approved for the arc on Netgalley, so I'm excited to check her out. It sounds pretty awesome!

    Cyn @ Book Munchies

  13. The amount of conflict that this situation will contruct!

    Thanks for stopping by.

  14. I think I only read the first two of her Blue Bloods series but I was kind of over vampires by that point. :) But this book just sounds so fantastic and I'm so excited! And the cover is just GORGEOUS. Great pick!

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

  15. I have seen this one around alot. Gorgeous Cover

  16. I haven't read any of this author's books, either. This looks good! Thanks for sharing!

  17. I'm wading my way through the " Death" Series, only about three more to go. After that I've got no idea. :-)

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette


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