Of Cages and Crowns (The Culled Crown #1) (Paperback)

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This is book number 1 in the The Culled Crown series.


Fire at her fingertips. Watch the world burn.

When Monroe Benson was born with the power to summon fire from her fingertips, her family knew she had to stay hidden. But when Queen Viera calls for the Culling, an age-old tradition in Erydia where ten goddess-touched girls battle to the death in order to claim the crown, Monroe can no longer hide. She’s whisked away from her home, from her mother, from everything she’s ever known to fight alongside the other girls—each with their own power—for a throne she does not want.

Duty is his destiny. There’s no way out.

As the son of the queen and the next king, Cohen can’t question tradition. Not even when he’s being mysteriously poisoned. Not even when his sister goes missing and no one seems to care. The Culling makes choices for him—who will become his wife, who will rule by his side. And when rebellion rises, what little control Cohen has over his future is threatened.

Together they’ll stand. Together they’ll fall.

But Monroe sees a different Cohen than the rest of the world. She sees him as more than just the crown, more than just the next cruel ruler in a long line of cruel leaders. In turn, he sees her as more than just her powers. More than just a goddess-touched girl destined to lose her life. When a betrayal threatens both their relationship and the monarchy, Monroe and Cohen face a choice that will change their lives . . . forever.

About the Author

Brianna Joy Crump grew up on the outskirts of Raleigh, North Carolina. While attending Gardner-Webb University, she fell in love with small-town college life and writing books. After a stint teaching middle school and being a barista in Raleigh, Brianna moved back to GWU to continue her education and work as a residence hall director. Brianna currently lives in the middle of a dorm and spends her days writing, helping college students, and attending far too many zoom meetings. She has her BA and MA in English. Of Cages and Crowns is her debut novel.

Praise For…

“. . . the intriguing plot, complex characters, and brilliant writing make this a page-turner to the very end.” —School Library Journal

"Of Cages and Crowns hits basically every YA fantasy must. There’s a magical heroine, there’s war, a destiny, and of course, an unlikely romance. But despite this, and the book being described as 'The Hunger Games meets Shadow and Bone,' Of Cages and Crowns manages to stand apart in a genre that is filled to the brim with very good books which follow more or less the same formula." —Fangirlish

"Of Cages and Crowns is an epic dystopian fantasy read that will hook you in and leave you wanting to know what will happen next." —Your Bookish Life

"If you’re a fantasy geek, definitely watch out for the name of author Brianna Joy Crump." —Young Entertainment Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9781990778865
ISBN-10: 1990778860
Publisher: Wattpad Books
Publication Date: June 18th, 2024
Pages: 472
Language: English
Series: The Culled Crown