The Ring and the Crown (The Ring and the Crown Series) Audio CD – 1 April 2014
- Publisher : Recorded Books, Inc; Unabridged edition (1 April 2014)
- Language : English
- Audio CD : 1 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1664428631
- ISBN-13 : 978-1664428638
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About the Author
Melissa de la Cruz is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for teens, including the Au Pairs series, the Blue Bloods series, the Ashleys series, and the Angels on Sunset Boulevard series. Her Blue Bloods series has sold over three million copies, and the Witches of East End series became an hour-long television drama on the Lifetime network. A former fashion and beauty editor, she has written for publications such as the New York Times, Marie Claire, Harpers Bazaar, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and Seventeen.
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Don't like the plastic cover on the book case, but at least it's a clear one.
Here comes the great thing though: When you remove the paper cover, you get a black book with the title written in red letters on it, that totally looks stunning! Well.. It's probably quite plain, but it's simply not something you expect under a colorful cover, so it makes a great surprise.
I also loved the overall use of fonts and decorations at the start of each chapter, that help make even the written text look beautiful. :)
Now to the story: Marie, a young princess, is supposed to marry the kronpinz of prussia, Leopold, in order to form an ally. But, as it's the case most of the times, she loves someone else. In desperate need to escape her fate, Marie asks her old friend, a young sorceress, to take her place. As the marriage draws near and some unexpected events occur, Marie has to ask herself: Is her own happiness really worth sacrificing her kingdom?
I loved how the story slowly unfolded and a lot more people were involved, than just Marie and Leopold. At first it's a little bit confusing, since the perspective changes a lot, but in my opinion that makes the story so much more interesting. Slowly we get to collect the pieces, until everything becomes a whole and great story with a lot of loveable(and sometimes not so loveable) characters.
In my opinion „The Ring and the Crown“ is a story about finding your own place in life. As we see a lot of young people searching for their purpose in life and how the gradually grow stronger.
Overall I have to say I loved everything about this book. Everything was solved clearly and since I'm not sure, if there is supposed to be a second one, I'd actually be satisfied with this as a stand alone. The writing was light and never made me tired, so I had no problems reading fast and enjoying everything. :)