The Ring and the Crown

Written by Melissa de la Cruz

Marie-Victoria is the heir to the throne. Aelwn is her best friend and a mage. Marie-Victoria can’t ever seem to live up to her mother’s expectations. Being queen isn’t among Marie’s goals in life. In addition, she does not lover her betrothed, Prince Leopold. He is expected to propose to her during London Season The London Season is known by the nickname “The Marriage Races.” Invites to the best teas, lunches, parties and the Bal due Drap d’Or are a must. Will the characters choose love or obligation?

The Drama of the royals meets an alternative history with a magical twist. The interconnected romances lend a soap opera-like feel. The twists and turns will keep the reader guessing. Fans of fantasy, alternate history, and romance will enjoy reading this book.

Review by Jessica Moody, Olympus Jr. High Media Center
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 9 and Up

The Ring and the Crown
Written by Melissa de la Cruz
384 pages
Release Date: April 1, 2014

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