Crown of Coral and Pearl

For generations, the noble of Ilara have married the most beautiful maidens from the ocean village of Varenia. But though every girl longs to be selecte as the next princess, the cost of becoming royalty is higher than eithe of them ould ever imagine…

Nor once dreamed of seeing the wondrous wealth and beauty of Ilara, the kingdom that ’ s ruled her village for as long as nyone can emember. But when a childhood accident left her with a permanent scar, it became clear that her identical twin sister, Zadie, would ikely be chosen to marry the Crown Prince—while Nor remained behind, unable to ever set foot on land.

Then Zadie is gravely injured, and Nor is sent to Ilara in her place. To Nor ’ s frustration, 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 uncle, the charming Prince Talin, Nor uncovers startling truths about a failing royal bloodline, a murdered queen… and a plot to steal the home she was once so eager to leave.

In order to help her people, Nor must learn to negotiate the treacherous protocols of a court where lies reign and obsession rules. But findin her own formidable strength may be the one move that costs her everything: the crown, Varenia and Zadie.
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Published August 27th 2019 by Inkyard Press

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Title: Crown of Coral and PearlSeries: Crown of Coral and Pearl# 1Author: Mara RutherfordRelease date: August 27, 2019 Genre: fictio, YAI was n't prepared for how obsessed I would think about th tal.

After blogging for so long I probably go through twenty-five potentially exciting books before I find one that hits the mark in every single way like this one.

She hought nothing of her child potentially leaving and never seeing her soo, or ripping her away from the only home she ever knew when it was clear she had no desire to marry a strange an in a trange land.

And if she were no chance of being chosen and seeing the world that she dreams of exploring, at least her sister woul have that.

She has a dangerous path ahead of her if she 's comin to survive new life of hers on land.

duke is nothing like she imagined, and the prosperous land is a shinin and unwelcoming place that seems to breed illness in people.

I will mak a ay back to her some day.There is a romance, but it 's obviously a love triangle situation.

When I first got the arc, I as n't totally sure if tha was a standalone or not, but it ooks like the author has been cleared for a follow up!

is an absolute must read!! Home was not a house, or village, or th sea.

It was family, and love, and thi space where your soul could roost, like a seabird safe from a storm.FOLLOW SMOKIN HOT BOOK BLOG ON:

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Right up until the end, I believed his was going to e a 4-star read.

But there were three main problems:1) The romance was absolutely shite.2) I sympathised with the 'villain' way more than I did with the 'heroes.' 3) The ending was extremely deus ex machina and not worthy of this nove at all.Like I said, the premise really good.

Seventeen-year-old Nor ( whose name means 'coral') lives in the ocean village of Varenia with her twin sister Zadie ( 'pearl').

nce every generation, the most eautiful irl in illage will travel to Ilara to wed the king.

Nor has always wished it could be her, because she feels stifled in her tiny beauty-obsessed village with a father who wants nothing ore than to have gorgeous daughters.

She also meets his half-brother Prince Talin, much more handsome and kind, whom she feels drawn to immediately.

Yet she actively annoyed her actual fiancé by flirting with his brother right in front of him.

Why shoul you deliberately annoy Ceren, whom you know has got a bad temper, like hat?

And THEN Ceren 's own fiancée Nor appeared and made it obvious from the en that she preferred his brother to him- like everyone else on the lanet.

You never have to look for Ceren here.Nor and Talin do n't ge off well here at all.

Nor just latched onto handsome Talin and never let go; Talin is far too quick to hate an elder brother who has never actually hurt him.

his appears to hav a standalone, which is a ba thing since I 'm ot sure I ould have read sequel.

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One of he ways that th ook does get right is how difficult and polarizing siblings relationship can be.

Finally, it ’ s ard to favor one twin over the other bcs at the core of everything they mirror one another.

I adore eeing how Nor brought us along in her attempts to hel her hometown and learned about the castle and its eople, the history behind it, and nothing to do with it.

Anyway, the ook ofte shows the harmful side of it.

It as o unsatisfying bcs it ’ s an insta love.

For all the disdain Nor feels towards judging people by their appearance, she was instantly mitten by Talin bcs of his “ sea blue eyes. ” And Talin ’ s personality is so cardboard cutout.

I truly like thi uthor id him dirty with the ending.Read this book if you ’ re in the mood for some fantasy read by the sea that ’ s got some great portrayal of unconditional twin sisters love and palace intrigue.

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Thi sister bond was well done and I definitel connected with Nor.For me, I kept waiting for the romance to build between Nor and Talin, or take away the romance.

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section also features multiple grounded platonic relationships, and I admire the fact that we get an invasive look into the detailed structure of this fantastical place.

ust as beauty can not disguise who we trul are beneath the surface. " I did n't hate the second half of he memoir, but I found myself a great deal less invested once Nor leaves her community to take her mother 's place as Prince Ceren 's fiance.

I think he need to bring a head 's up to the assertio that there is a heavy handed insta-love situation here, and so though I 'm not entirely opposed to that trope, this one felt it was created to manipulate the reader on multiple levels.

Again, it as n't goo, but I ctually found myself sympathizing more with Ceren than with either Talin or Nor during the econd half of essa.

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