Mar 24, 2014

Giveaway: The Ring and the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18296016-the-ring-and-the-crown
 Magic is power, and power is magic…

Once they were inseparable, just two little girls playing games in a mighty castle. Now Princess Marie-Victoria, heir to the mightiest empire in the world, and Aelwyn Myrddyn, a bastard mage, face vastly different futures.

Quiet and gentle, Marie has never lived up to the ambitions of her mother, Queen Eleanor the Second. With the help of her Merlin, Eleanor has maintained a stranglehold on the world’s only source of magic. While the enchanters faithfully serve the crown, the sun will never set on the Franco-British Empire.


As the annual London Season begins, the great and noble families across the globe flaunt their wealth and magic at parties, teas, and, of course, the lavish Bal du Drap d’Or, the Ball of the Gold Cloth.

But the talk of the season is Ronan Astor, a social-climbing American with only her dazzling beauty to recommend her. Ronan is determined to make a good match to save her family’s position. But when she falls for a handsome rogue on the voyage over, her lofty plans are imperiled by her desires.

Meanwhile, Isabelle of Orleans, daughter of the displaced French royal family, finds herself cast aside by Leopold, heir to the Prussian crown, in favor of a political marriage to Marie-Victoria. Isabelle arrives in the city bent on reclaiming what is hers. But Marie doesn’t even want Leopold-she has lost her heart to a boy the future queen would never be allowed to marry.

When Marie comes to Aelwyn, desperate to escape a life without love, the girls form a perilous plan that endangers not only the entire kingdom but the fate of the monarchy.


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Lucky you I have TWO finished copies of THE RING AND THE CROWN up for grabs! Fill out the fancy doo-hickey below to be officially entered. US only, good luck!

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15 comments:

  1. I am so excited to read this book ever since I saw the cover I was totally hooked. This trailer just makes me want to read it even more!!!

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  2. I love Melissa De La Cruz's books from the Blue Bloods series to the Witches of East End. I'm really excited to read The Ring & the Crown and see a new side of her writing!

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  3. I haven't read any of her books yet but this one looks like a great place to start.

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  4. This is going to be another great series, isn't it :)? I love how Melissa combines worlds so well :).

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  5. I can see a waiting list of students wanting to read this this book if I win. A lot of the girls and a few of the guys are in love with the CW series Reign and can't wait to discuss and research the next day how much of the plot for the episode is fact/history and how much is made up.

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  6. This, I think, is going to be good.

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  7. This book looks so great! I love all of Melissa's books and I can't wait to read more.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  8. This looks like a winner. Thanks for telling me about it and for the chance to win.

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  9. Thanks for hosting this giveaway. I'll admit, I halfway want to read it just because of the gigantic flower hat thing on the cover. I might even share it with the kiddos at the library :)

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  10. I haven't read any of her works yet, so pretty much excited to try one! :)

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  11. I have loved every single Melissa De La Cruz book I have read, and I'm sure The Ring and the Crown will be no exception. I love how simple your giveaways are; it's refreshing to not have to jump through hoops for a chance to win.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!!

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  12. (This is Darith L)

    I love new worlds! This will be another great fantasy, I know it!

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  13. I loved the trailer! The cover is so gorgeous and I can't wait to read this.

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  14. OH MY GOSH that trailer was awesome. I usually don't care for book trailers, but that one not only gave me goosebumps and made me tear up a little, but made me want to get this book right this very minute. Gah, so good.

    Thanks for the giveaway Jen! :)

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  15. This is the prettiest cover! I saw it at Barnes and Noble last night and it's so stroke-able! Really excited to read this!

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