Today, my Waiting on Wednesday pick is The Ring and the Crown, the first book in Melissa de la Cruz's new series with Disney Hyperion.
Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. It’s a weekly meme that allows bloggers to talk about what upcoming book they’re most looking forward to read!
Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: April 1st 2014 by Disney-Hyperion
Synopsis via Goodreads:
One will rule, and one will serve
Princess Marie-Elizabeth, heir to the Lily Throne, and Morgan Myrddn, bastard daughter of the Mage of England, grew up together. 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 the Head Merlin, 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 Eleanor's extended lifespan is nearing its end. The princess must marry and produce an heir.
When Marie is promised to the heir to the Prussian throne, she turns to Morgan, desperate for help. The best friends form a perilous plan: Morgan, a powerful magician herself, will take on Marie's face, allowing the princess to escape with the boy she loves and live the quiet life she's always wanted. And Morgan will get what she's always dreamed of-the chance to rule.
But the 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.
Why I'm waiting:
* Melissa de la Cruz - I've really liked her since reading her Witches of East End series
* Counterfactual/alternate history! Alternate British history!
* One of my favorite publishers + editors behind the book! Emily Meehan of Disney Hyperion always works on the best books, so I know this will be just as fantastic!
What are you waiting on this week? Let us know!
Also, a reminder: we're still giving away five chances to win a 2014 pre-order of your choice here, and this could be one of them! Be sure to check out the giveaway!
We're also giving away a complete set of Miranda Kenneally's books here!!