Crown of Coral and Pearl (Crown of Coral and Pearl, #1) by Mara Rutherford

Crown of Coral and Pearl (Crown of Coral and Pearl, #1)

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 permanen...

Details Crown of Coral and Pearl (Crown of Coral and Pearl, #1)

TitleCrown of Coral and Pearl (Crown of Coral and Pearl, #1)
Release DateAug 27th, 2019
PublisherInkyard Press
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Young Adult Fantasy

Reviews Crown of Coral and Pearl (Crown of Coral and Pearl, #1)

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Now Available!"Sorrow is good for the soul, Father had said after the incident, when I had recovered from the pain and sickness but had still not grown used to the feel of the torn flesh on my otherwise flawless skin. "Those who have never known pain or adversity are as shallow as the waves lapping on the shore." "And what is wrong with being shallow?" I'd asked him. "What lies beneath the surface of shallow waters? Nothing. It's only when you go...
  • arini
    im not sure if i should be grateful or disappointed that i managed to get out of this book unscathed. i mean, considering how bloody treacherous life inside a royal court can get. especially when you're an outsider, a commoner girl playing princess. ✨ 3 "BLOOD CORALS" stars ✨ this book was pretty good. not impeccably impressive that i would immediately call myself a fan, but also not horribly distasteful that i would outrightly dismiss the id...
  • sandeep
    4/5 Stars”I’m the perfect seashell you pick up from the ocean floor, only to turn it over in your hand and see the crack.”Thank you, NetGalley and Harlequin Australia, for sending me an advance reader copy in exchange for an honest review! :)
  • Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]
    I was frightened of the person I was becoming: a woman who lied to everyone, who disrespected her parents, who helped her sister injure herself. A woman who would spy on a king.A woman who would steal a crown. Right up until the end, I thought this was going to be a 4-star read. Nor was wonderfully smart, the politics were actually interesting, and I loved the premise of the story. But there were three main problems:1) The romance was absolutel...
  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    Title: Crown of Coral and PearlSeries: Crown of Coral and Pearl #1Author: Mara RutherfordRelease date: August 27, 2019Genre: fantasy, YAI wasn't prepared for how obsessed I would feel about this story. How I'd be so completely absorbed with these characters' lives that I'd care more about their welfare than being gritty eyed and sluggish the next day. Yes, it's one of those Sacrifice Proper Sleep kind of books. After blogging for so long I proba...
  • Monika Sadowski
    Beautiful fantasy debut for Mara Rutherford. Family values, sisters love, kingdom and the prince. What else do we need? There were few plots and twists which made this book even more interesting. Very well written with good developed characters, right away I got my favorites and figures that I dislike. *I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for a fair review.
  • Laurie –A Court of Books–
    “You’d really risk everything for some servant boy? His life is worth nothing compared to yours.”“My life is worth nothing if I ever believe that.” I received an ARC of Crown of Coral and Pearl at BookCon, this in no way impacts my review. However, my review is based on an unfinished and uncorrected copy, please note that the story and quotes may differ from the final book. I’ll keep this review as spoiler-free as possible. The third...
  • Dani ❤️ Perspective of a Writer
    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer...The BuzzRead that title... What comes to mind?! Mermaids, right?! Well this isn't exactly a mermaid book but its really close... That, twin sisters and the cover really sold me on wanting to read Crown of Coral and Pearl! And you can't blame me right?! You kind of want to read it now too... except it would help if I told you whether it was worth it or not...Well, I think the cover is gorgeous! An...
  • Elly
    I love this book! I was fortunate enough to read an early copy, and was immediately entranced by the rich, atmospheric world. Nor and Zadie have one of the most touchingly authentic sister relationships I've ever encountered, and Nor's journey has all the tension, twists, and romance I crave in YA fantasy. Couldn't put this one down!
  • Sol ~ TheBookishKing
    This is so fun, and unique and I completely love this! I don’t read very much YA Fantasy any more and this one is just so easy to read and fly through! I’m just going to go over some plot and some key points that really made this stand out for me.Overview:In this world, one beautiful girl is chosen from the village of Varenia to become the wife of the Prince of Ilara. Now, of course, there isn’t a set time of year this happens, it’s just ...
  • Melanie (mells_view)
    ... be careful and cautious with your heart, for things are not always what they seem.Ok. So I liked the majority of this book. I like the world that was built. The beautiful yet poor sea village of Varenia. The simplicity of Ilara that felt brand new being seen through Nor’s eyes. The cold and dark yet rich mountain of New Castle. The royal court and how corrupt and mysterious it was. Our heroine not knowing who to trust in the new land she’...
  • Joan He
    longer review tk BUT GUYS THIS BOOK IS AMAZING (as is Mara) and will delight anyone who loves a good twin relationship, ocean-aesthetics, and complex villains
  • Misstdennis
    EXCUSE ME?But, this book looks amazing! I'm getting some The Wrath and the Dawn vibes, and I'm okay with this.
  • Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
    Book – Crown of Coral and PearlAuthor – Mara RutherfordSeries – None Cliffhanger? - No Publication Date – August 27, 2019Genre – FantasyRating – 4.5 out of 5 StarsComplimentary copy generously provided by the author through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.My Thoughts - Story Hmmm…I think the number 1 thing that irked me the most about this book was how much I despised Zadie and the crap that she put Nor through. Which, do...
  • Luna
    I feel like the author googled basic template for fantasy novel and filled them in with details. If you changed some of the character names, and setting this book is so unemarkable it falls into the category of any fantasy novel.The writing of this book was very basic, it seemed like a 8th grader wrote it. The plot was so basic and bland with most of the actual action happening through DIALOGUE explaining it happening instead of the reader experi...
  • Suaad (I just want a cat)
    3.5 Stars- Promising start to a series- Fast paced- Likeable characters- Nice political war, nothing too complicated- Lovely romance
  • Sarah Glenn Marsh
    Official comments: "A tale of intrigue, love, and sisterhood as dazzling as a sunny day at sea, you're sure to be swept away by A CROWN OF CORAL AND PEARL."Unofficial comments: WOW. Talk about a clever heroine who shows some real grit. I loved every page!
  • Athena (OneReadingNurse)
    Thank you to Inkyard Press (formerly Harlequin TEEN) and NetGalley for the eARC in exchange for an honest review! All opinions are my own.I can't say much more than the blurb of the book. It was definitely over summarized, and two things that could have been major plot twists were revealed, leaving literally nothing to the imagination for the first half of the book. It was nice to read about the legends and lore surrounding Varenia. I thought the...
  • Erin Arkin
    I’ve had Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara Rutherford on my to read shelf for a while so when I was able to get at copy while at ALA this year, I bumped it up on my reading schedule.The main character is Nor and she has grown up in the ocean village of Varenia so she’s been surrounded by water her whole life. Her village is struggling to get by because of the limits they have on trade as well as the fact that the pearls they hunt and sell to s...
  • Raven
    I was provided with an eARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review.When reading the premise of this book, I was excited. It sounded like a fresh new fantasy! I was excited to read a fantasy by the sea with some political intrigue. However I didn't expect the summary to tell me what half the book was. Nothing new happened in the book until about 46% into the book, which is not a problem with the story just whoever is in charge o...
  • McKenzie/literarydragon
    Five stars for the first thirty-five percent, three stars for the second thirty-five percent, and two stars for the last thirty percent. So… two and a half stars, I guess.When Nor was in Varenia I loved the writing and the characterization. I was drawn in and read quickly just to learn more about the world. As soon as Nor arrived in the mountain the novel took a sharp downturn and by the time of the climax I was just flipping pages because it w...
  • Loretta (Laughing Listener)
    The Laughing Listener*I was graciously given a free copy in exchange for an honest review. Any quotes are subject to change upon the final release.*August 2019Format: eBookOverall Rating: 4 Stars “Nor and Zadie. Coral and pearl. Powerful and beautiful because of each other, not in spite of each other.”After reading the summary of this book, I thought I knew exactly what I was in for. Admittedly I’m a complete sucker for the commoner-turned-...
  • Lauren
    Crown of Coral and Pearl to be released August, 2019 --> I received an ARC through work I received an ARC through work
  • Laurie
    I was swept up into the tide of CROWN OF CORAL AND PEARL from the very first page. This fantasy tale of sea-dwelling Nor's arranged marriage to a cruel, mountain-dwelling prince is brimming with palace intrigue, forbidden romance, fantastical creatures and the power of sisterly love. I've a fondness for rich fantasy details, and Nor's ocean home was the perfect antidote to the long Vermont winter and cold spring we're having (the entire village i...