Kingdom of Sea and Stone by Mara Rutherford Review

Title: Kingdom of Sea and Stone
Author: Mara Rutherford
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Publishing date: 6th October 2020
Rating: 4/5 stars

Ever since Nor was forced to go to a nearby kingdom in her sister’s place, she’s wanted nothing more than to return to the place and people she loves. But when her wish comes true, she soon finds herself cast out from both worlds, with a war on the horizon. As an old enemy resurfaces more powerful than ever, Nor will have to keep the kingdom from falling apart with the help of Prince Talin and Nor’s twin sister, Zadie. There are forces within the world more mysterious than any of them ever guessed—and they’ll need to stay alive long enough to conquer them…

Thank you so much to TBR and Beyond Tours and Author Mara Rutherford for including me and sending me a copy to review for this Blog Tour!

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My thoughts:
I absolutely loved reading this sequel to Crown of Coral and Pearl 😍 The fantastic world-building from the first book was carried over to this one flawlessly. I completely fell in love with this watery world and the characters who live in it.

My favourite character was the book’s protagonist Nor ❤️ She is brave, free-spirited and would do anything for the people she cares about. And I loved the sisterhood bond present between her and her twin sister Zadie. Nor’s magic was so intriguing also.

Mara’s beautiful descriptions and world-building are brilliant, I couldn’t put the book down! I could get lost in this world forever! 😍 If you’re looking for an epic read filled with magic, adventure and amazing characters, I would highly recommend you give this a read!

Hope you all enjoyed my review! ❤️ I really loved reading this book and I think you guys will too! Have you guys read Kingdom of Sea and Stone yet? Let me know what you thought of it in the comments 😄 Bye guys, happy reading! x

About the Author

Mara Rutherford began her writing career as a journalist but quickly discovered she far preferred fantasy to reality. Originally from California, Mara has since lived all over the world along with her Marine-turned-diplomat husband. A triplet born on Leap Day, Mara holds a Master’s degree in Cultural Studies from the University of London. When she’s not writing or chasing after her two sons, she can usually be found pushing the boundaries of her comfort zone, whether at a traditional Russian banya or an Incan archaeological site. She is the author of CROWN OF CORAL AND PEARL (2019), its sequel, KINGDOM OF SEA AND STONE (2020), and LUMINOUS (2021).

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Giveaway (US Only):
You could win a finished copy of Kingdom of Sea and Stone! 😍 Click here to enter! Giveaway ends on October 13th.


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