Crown of Coral and Pearl (#1) The Cool Book Everyone Needs to Read

Are you looking for a book to read next? Well, I have to tell you about it is the most amazing book ever. The book has everything and more than you would expect in a book. It is a fantastic book for kids and adults, especially teens. What more do you want from a book? 

Don’t just underestimate this book by just reading the cover or the summary of the book, it is so much more fun than it states on the cover. 

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Crown of Coral and Pearl Author Time!!

The Crown of Coral and Pearl is by Mara Rutherford, who is a creative person who would rather live in fantasy. She started as a journalist but soon realized she would rather write fantasy books with her amazing writing skills. One of the reasons I love fantasy is because it’s not as complicated as real life.

Why is this book good?

The Crown of Coral and Pearl is really good (I realize I said that more than once! Maybe because it is awesome) I had the best time of my life while reading it. It kept me on the edge of my seat and always guessing what was going to happen next. The book is about a pair of twins named Nor and Zadie (maybe I like this book because I can relate to them so much) who have lived their whole lives in Varenia, a small island where they had been forced to dream about only one thing in their lives. Being married to the Prince of llara. 

I don’t want to ruin the story for you, but I cannot stop writing about how much adventure, romance, violence, excitement, and mystery this book has. It is classified as a fantasy book, but I would think it goes into more than one category. 

I would say this book is for 12 or 13-year-olds because some romantic and violent parts are a bit more appropriate for teens and pre-teens. Although I’m not saying that other ages should not read this, I’m just giving you a warning that you might find some parts of this book are for older kids as they can handle reading it. Again, I wouldn’t say this book contains violence, as it’s more of just blood.

I don’t want to give you too many spoilers, but I want to talk about it, so you might want to skip reading this! Nor and Zadie are only different in their appearance by one thing, a scar. The beginning is interesting, but I would say the middle and end have way more excitement. I got hooked as I read the first few sentences, just because of how the author crafted the story.

As they uncover staggering secrets about the Kingdom of llara, more danger follows. And the twins realize that they are part of something bigger than themselves. It’s always been Varenia’s tradition to pick the most beautiful girl on the island to marry the Prince of llara, so these girls have been preparing their whole lives for this. And life in Varenia is not easy, as people start to starve for food because food is scarce on the island.

Everyone in the village knows Zadie is going to be picked, but she already loves someone. And she is willing to go to any extent to stay with him. So, when Zadie injures herself so she could stay back, Nor goes in place of Zadie. But they can’t avoid the tradition either, as the Prince can cut off their fresh water supply. One thing that kept me reading the book was the cliffhangers, the author didn’t give too many details all in one place and it kept me wondering what was going to happen next.

But it could be life-threatening if the Prince of llara finds out Nor came in place of Zadie. In reality, you have to accept that this kind of competition to marry a prince would drive a wedge between a sister’s relationship. But, Nor and Zadie are certainly one of a kind with their unbreakable bond and unlimited love for each other. 

To sum it all up, this novel is a story about sisterhood, love, acceptance, belonging, dark secrets, and unquestionably, danger. I hope you consider reading this book because it is one of the best dystopian novels I have ever read, with all the elements a reader could wish for. If you are like me, I can guarantee that you would like this book 100%. If you want a more visual book review, you would want to check out our Crown of Coral and Pearl Book Cover on YouTube. 

And don’t forget to also check out The Outsiders either because it is another amazing book you would regret not reading.   

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