Happy Book Birthday to the following new releases:
- Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara Rutherford
- Rage (Roar #2) by Cora Carmack
- Song of the Abyss by Makiia Lucier
- These Divided Shores (These Rebel Waves #2) by Sara Raasch
I have only read Crown of Coral and Pearl from the above list and loved it! I have read the first books in the other series but did not get a chance to read any ARCs of the sequels. I will not post the descriptions of the sequels below to avoid spoilers.
Description from Amazon (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 imagine…
Nor 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 land.
Then 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 queen…and a plot to destroy the home she was once so eager to leave.
In 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.
Check out my review of Crown of Coral and Pearl here.