|Melissa de la Cruz has written award-winning novels for teens, adult novels, a semi-autobiographical novel, “tongue in chic” handbooks, and has written for major publications such as the New York Times, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar and more. She is a fashion and beauty expert and editor as well. This busy lady will join us to talk about her latest book, The Ring and the Crown, a young adult novel about a princess who is heir to the mightiest empire in the world. She has lost her heart to a boy the future queen would never be allowed to marry and magic, deceit and danger abound. Join us for an entertaining, interesting, and probably glamorous evening.|
Magic is power, and power is magic...
Quiet and gentle, Princess Marie-Victoria, heir to the mightiest empire in the world has never lived up to the ambitions of her mother, Queen Eleanor the Second. Promised in a political marriage to Leopold, heir to the Prussian crown, Marie has lost her heart instead to a boy the future queen would never be allowed to marry.
Meanwhile, Isabelle of Orleans, daughter of the displaced French royal family, finds herself cast aside by Leopold, due to his impending marriage with Marie. Isabelle arrives in the capital bent on reclaiming what is hers. But Marie doesn't even want Leopold.
When Marie turns to her childhood friend and mage Aelwyn Myrddyn, desperate to escape a life without love, the girls form a perilous plan that endangers not only the entire kingdom but the fate of the monarchy.
About the Author
Melissa de la Cruz is the author of many best-selling novels, including all the books in the Blue Bloods series: Blue Bloods, Masquerade, Revelations, The Van Alen Legacy, Keys to the Repository, Misguided Angel, Bloody Valentine, Lost in Time, and Gates of Paradise. Melissa is also the author of The Witches of East End, which premiered this Fall as a television series on Lifetime and has just been renewed for a second season. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband and daughter.