Thank you so much to Inkyard Press for asking me to be a part of the blog tour for Kingdom of Sea and Stone by Mara Rutherford! This is the sequel to Crown of Coral and Pearl, which I read last year and it was so good, so I was super excited to read this book, especially with the way Crown of Coral and Pearl ended and I definitely was not disappointed in Kingdom of Sea and Stone at all!
Kingdom of Sea and Stone 5/5 Stars
Summary from Goodreads: 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…
There were so many parts in this book that I didn’t expect but ended up loving! I loved the new places Nor was able to explore, I loved that we got to learn more about Zadie and how she seemed to be a real fleshed character in this book, I loved the new characters we were introduced to in this book- this was definitely such a good read and a great way to end this duology! Nor and Talin grew stronger together, but their identities weren’t just tied to each other, which I loved. Roan and Adriel were my favorites and I wish we had more Roan time and more Adriel time (maybe a spinoff? I wouldn’t say no). The plot moved along at a really good pace in my opinion and there were never times when I wanted things to speed up or anything like that. I was a little unsatisfied by how the actual ending of the villain came about, especially with everything they had been through, but in the long run, it does make sense that it was done the way it was. Overall, I really enjoyed Kingdom of Sea and Stone and I think you should definitely check it out when it comes out tomorrow!