Wishlist Wednesday #14

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it’s entirely up to you), that we can’t wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves. It is hosted by Dani of Pen to Paper.

I wish… I wish… I wish to have…

The Ring and The Crown by Melissa de la Cruz

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.

This book sounds like a High Fantasy Historical Retelling which I find really exciting. There’s magic, intrigue, romance, lust and all good things that comes with this genre. Melissa de la Cruz’s books are sometimes a hit-or-miss for me. I really love her adult Witches of East End series however I wasn’t a huge fan of the Blue Bloods series. Hopefully this book will satisfy my good side.

If you guys have read this book feel free to comment your thoughts about it but please I beg you, NO SPOILERS!

What are you wishing for this Wednesday?

Happy Reading,


6 Comments Add yours

  1. Enbrethiliel says:


    This is the first time I've heard of this novel! Is the society actually a matriarchy or do the ruling monarch and the heir just happen to be female?


  2. Kevin says:

    I have no clue as well. The premise sounds simple but I hear that the book itself is complex. It is kinda like Game of Thrones meet Gossip Girl. Hehehe… Thanks for visiting my WW!


  3. I havent read any of her books yet but I agree that this sounds awesome. Cool cover too 🙂 Great pick!!!


  4. Kevin says:

    You should try the Witches of East End! It is really addicting! The cover just looks stunning! Thanks for visiting my WW! 😀


  5. B says:

    I really enjoyed this book! I really like the cover. I hope you get it soon!
    Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog
    My WW: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/2014/04/wishlist-wednesday-97.html


  6. Kevin says:

    I am so glad you liked it! Now I want it so bad hehehe… Thanks for visiting my WW! 😀


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