A high-stakes fantasy rom-com about twin princesses separated at birth—one raised as the crown princess, and the other taken as an infant and raised to kidnap her sister, steal the crown, and avenge the parents’ murders.
Wren Greenrock has always known that one day she would steal her sister’s place in the palace. Trained from birth to return to the place of her parents’ murder and usurp the only survivor, she will do anything to rise to power and protect the community of witches she loves. Or she would, if only a certain palace guard wasn’t quite so distractingly attractive, and if her reckless magic didn’t have a habit of causing trouble…
Princess Rose Valhart knows that with power comes responsibility. Marriage into a brutal kingdom awaits, and she will not let a small matter like waking up in the middle of the desert in the company of an extremely impertinent (and handsome) kidnapper get in the way of her royal duty. But life outside the palace walls is wilder and more beautiful than she ever imagined, and the witches she has long feared might turn out to be the family she never knew she was missing.
Two sisters separated at birth and raised into entirely different worlds are about to get to know each other’s lives a whole lot better. But as coronation day looms closer and they each strive to claim their birthright, the sinister Kingsbreath, Willem Rathborne, becomes increasingly determined that neither will succeed. Who will ultimately rise to power and wear the crown?
I had so much fun reading that book that I had bought thinking of YALC as Katherine Webber is due to attend!
What’s Twin Crown about?
Twin Crown is about two sisters separated at birth.
We follow Wren, the witch and enchanter, raised on a cliff with other witches in hiding. Her grandmother the indomitable Banba has groomed her to take the throne that has been usurped from her parents by the evil traitor the Kingsbreath.
Wren is expected to take the place of her twin sister, Rose raised as Eana’s princess and ignoring she has a twin.
To reach her goal, Wren will kidnap Rose thanks to her best friend’s help, Shen Lo and pretend to be Rose. Once her coronation happens, she plans on reinstating the witches in power.
Only…it’s not so easy to pretend to be someone else!
Between the observant eye of Tor, a very handsome Gervan soldier and protector of Prince Ansel, Rose’s fiancé and the astute Celeste, Rose’s best friend, Wren has a hard time reaching her goal.
Meanwhile, Rose is riding through deserts and dark forests, kidnapped by Shen Lo. The prim princess is frightened when she learns that she’ll meet the cursed witches whom she’s been raised to fear all her life. The Knigsbreath told Rose that the witches are responsible for her parent’s death.
Disheveled, in her nightgown and galloping through hot sand dunes among blood beetles, Rose does not feel at her best. And it does not matter that Shen is very attractive…
When she meets the witches, she will have a very hard time!
I won’t say more about the plot.
Throughout that story, I couldn’t help comparing Wren to Merida and Rose to Rapunzel. I don’t know why but the story really gave me princess Disney’s vibes here!
They are spirited, Wren is reckless and Rose is candid. I loved both equally and alternating POV was never boring as I wanted to follow both their stories!
There is magic, witches, action, a villain, an alluring soldier, a charming witch warrior and so much more!
That story was delectable!
And I can’t wait for the sequel.
Thanks for reading!
Ohhh this one sounds fun! And I love that it has princess Disney’s vibes, so cool! I hope you the next book is just as fabulous as the first!
I think you’d love it Jen!
I want to read this now! Great review!
There’s something Disney’esque with the cover and plot too. Glad you loved this one so much, Sophie! Hope you’re had/having/will have a blast at YALC! 😀
I did Lashaan!
I imagine the Disney princess comparisons would go right over my head because I’m not well versed on the movies (I probably haven’t seen one in 30 years or so LOL). Even so, it sounds like this one scored big with you!
Disney movies are my kryptonite Tanya!
Interesting comparisons. From what you said, Rose does sound really protected like Rapunzel, and I can see Merida’s strength and bravery in Wren.
This sounds sooo good, and the cover even gives me Disney Princess vibes
Fab review! Can’t wait to read this!
I hope you’ll love it Caro!