The Ring and The Crown by Melissa de la Cruz – Spotlight & Giveaway!

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The Ring and The Crown by Melissa de la Cruz
Series: The Ring and the Crown #1
Published by Disney Hyperion
Pub Date: April 1st 2014
Pages: 362
Format: Hardcover | Genres: FantasyHistoricalRomance
Buy the book! | Goodreads

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.


Today is the release of Melissa De La Cruz’s THE RING AND THE CROWN and I could not be happier to be able to share in the excitement!!

Check out these beautiful images showcasing three of the ladies in THE RING AND THE CROWN (I’m missing one for Isabelle, who is also very intriguing and strong from what I’ve read so far.)

Don’t they sound intriguing?!

Check the above images and so many others on the THE RING AND THE CROWN Tumblr page!!

Also! The book trailer is one of the best I’ve seen, and not only because it features one of my all time favorite songs by an all time favorite band, but because it’s beautiful and captivating and it leaves you wanting to find out what is going on! Take a look…

Here’s the full song and music video featured in the trailer… <3

Now here’s your chance to win a copy!!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

About Melissa de la Cruz

MELISSA DE LA CRUZ is the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling series Blue Bloods, which has three million copies in print. She spent many summers on Shelter Island, which served as the inspiration for the fictional town of North Hampton. She lives in Los Angeles and Palm Springs with her family.

Jess @ Gone with the Words

19 Responses to “The Ring and The Crown by Melissa de la Cruz – Spotlight & Giveaway!”

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    Darith L.

    This book sounds like it has multiple storylines, so I’m excited to follow all the different characters’ journeys!

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    Meredith @ Pandora's Books

    I actually was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this and so far (I’m about 207 pages in), my favorite part is Ronan. I’m excited to see if Melissa de la Cruz gives them all their happily ever afters, or if she pulls the rug out and does some insane twists (I’ve been told there are insane twists….)

    Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

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    Viki S.

    I’m looking forward to seeing how this all works out. These plans often don’t go as intended ;).

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    I really liked reading her Blue Bloods series and when I saw the cover of this I automatically added to my to-read list.

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    I loved the Blue Bloods series so I can’t wait to read this one!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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    I looking forward to seeing all the characters interact and how the plotlines converge together

  7. Tamara


    I loved The Witches of East End and I can’t wait to read more of her books. This looks like a fantasy book and I really enjoy those.

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    Danielle D

    Thank you for posting those character pictures – I love them! I’m excited to see how all the different characters in the series intersect and am really interested in where the series as a whole is going. Plus – love the cover!!

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    The Bookish Manicurist

    I’ve seen this cover around but as I haven’t read anything by Melissa before, I just ignored it. But, the trailer was gorgeous and gave me major goosebumps, so I think I’m going to have to keep an eye out for this over here!

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    Nicole D.

    I haven’t read anything by this author yet but this book looks intersecting.

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    This book has one of the most gorgeous covers that I’ve seen so far this year. I just want to stare at it in awe.

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    Bridget Howard

    I love young adult fantasy books and I have really enjoyed other books by Melissa. Pretty much everything about this book sounds intriguing to me. I also love the cover!!!!

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    The synopsis kind of reminds me of the relationship between Mary and Elizabeth (the Tudor children). I’m interested to see how the relationship between the characters evolve.

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    I’ve seen so many great reviews for this book I’m looking forward to seeing if it lives up to my expectations. Plus royalty and magic for the win :)

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