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Crown of Coral and Pearl For generations the princes of Ilara have married the most beautiful maidens from the ocean village of Varenia But though every girl longs to be chosen as the next princess the cost of becoming royalty is higher than any of them could ever imagineNor once dreamed of seeing the wondrous wealth and beauty of Ilara the kingdom that’s ruled her village for as long as anyone can remember But when a childhood accident left her with a permanent scar it became clear that her identical twin sister Zadie would likely be chosen to marry the Crown Prince—while Nor remained behind unable to ever set foot on landThen Zadie is gravely injured and Nor is sent to Ilara in her place To Nor’s dismay her future husband Prince Ceren is as forbidding and cold as his home—a castle carved into a mountain and devoid of sunlight And as she grows closer to Ceren’s brother the charming Prince Talin Nor uncovers startling truths about a failing royal bloodline a murdered ueen and a plot to destroy the home she was once so eager to leaveIn order to save her people Nor must learn to negotiate the treacherous protocols of a court where lies reign and obsession rules But discovering her own formidable strength may be the one move that costs her everything the crown Varenia and Zadie 45 Stars ”I’m the perfect seashell you pick up from the ocean floor only to turn it over in your hand and see the crack”Thank you NetGalley and Harleuin Australia for sending me an advance reader copy in exchange for an honest review if ‘grace and fury’ and ‘red ueen’ had a love child who spent the summers with their distant aunt in ‘house of salt and sorrows’ it would be this book i found this story had all the best elements of those particular books sisterly devotion brotherly princes who couldnt be different magic and its exploitation court politics and scheming with the enchanting lure of a seaside atmosphere all of these aspects arent new but somehow this story delivers them in a way that kept me interested my one major complaint would be the synopsis is pretty much the entire book its taking tl;dr to an entirely new level as there is literally nothing else to this story worth mentioning everything you need to know can be summed up in those few short paragraphs i get thats what a synopsis is for but never have i read a story that was missing additional side plots or surprising new elements its just a little bit of a downer but still this is a very promising start to what i imagine will be an entertaining serious there is room for growth but that only means it should get better from here↠ 35 stars Now Available Sorrow is good for the soul Father had said after the incident when I had recovered from the pain and sickness but had still not grown used to the feel of the torn flesh on my otherwise flawless skin Those who have never known pain or adversity are as shallow as the waves lapping on the shore And what is wrong with being shallow I'd asked him What lies beneath the surface of shallow waters Nothing It's only when you go deeper that the ocean comes alive The deeper you go the mysteries and surprises awaitEven though I have a plethora of books on my shelves as every reader is entitled to Cough Cough I will still venture out to NetGalley to snag an arc of a book that a trusted friend raves about Crown of Coral and Pearl wasn't even on my radar yet a fabulous review from Sol encouraged me to rush and reuest it immediately Once approved I started it the very same day and I can't begin to tell you what an excellent decision that was Although it appears to have taken me forever to read this book it's only due to the fact I was on vacation at Disney World with the family and had to sneak in every page possible around our tight schedule You took two daughters who loved you and turned them into weapons to exact your revenge never realizing that there was no enemy Perhaps I am a weapon a blade honed on your bitterness And perhaps I have come to stab you in the backYes this is the type of truth bomb that sets the scene for the first installment in the duology Surprisingly I enjoyed the first half of the book than the second even though the first part was the predictable section This is partially due to the fact that it's glaringly obvious in the synopsis but also because this is the portion that is atmospheric world building and develops characters before things get going The author's descriptions are lush and immersive and I couldn't get enough of this uniue place where a minority group is being held under the oppressive hand of the land lubbers even though the people in power have a lower life expectancy and uality of life in general This section also features multiple grounded platonic relationships and I adored the fact that we get an invasive look into the detailed structure of this fantastical place There are complex dynamics in this dysfunctional family and I am grateful that these were exposed in great detail for the reader Hiding our scars doesn't mean they're not there Just as beauty cannot disguise who we really are beneath the surfaceI didn't hate the second half of the book but I found myself a great deal less invested once Nor leaves her community to take her sister's place as Prince Ceren's fiance I feel the need to give a head's up to the fact that there is a heavy handed insta love situation here and even though I'm not entirely opposed to that trope this one felt it was created to manipulate the reader on multiple levels From the moment both characters interact on paper it's clear that Talin is meant to be her love interest and that this relationship is intended to further Ceren's role as antagonist Again it wasn't bad but I actually found myself sympathizing with Ceren than with either Talin or Nor during the second half of the book The ending was intense exciting and overall very satisfying and I'm pleased that I knew going in there would be another book to give us a bit If you're looking for an engaging YA fantasy with a uniue setting that goes down like smooth butter this one's for you I appreciate that the author tackled some tough subjects while promoting female value beyond outward appearance and I can't wait to see how she chooses to wrap up the storyline Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy via NetGalley The August Fae Crate FINALLY arrived today 9 16 19 Click the link below the pic to see the goodies I have a couple of favs THE GOODIESSigh and shitMel 🖤🐶🐺🐾

  • Kindle Edition
  • 432 pages
  • Crown of Coral and Pearl
  • Mara Rutherford
  • English
  • 08 September 2016

About the Author: Mara Rutherford

Mara Rutherford began her writing career as a journalist but uickly discovered she far preferred fantasy to reality Originally from California Mara has since lived all over the world from Russia to Peru along with her Marine turned diplomat husband and two sons A triplet born on Leap Day Mara holds a Master's degree in Cultural Studies from the University of London and would rather study th

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