Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake (Review)


In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born—three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins.

The last queen standing gets the crown.


I have literally been seeing this everywhere, and hearing so much about it. I wanted to love it so badly. And I did…until the last third. The build up of the characters was great. They all had different attributes, people around them and were in situations, where you felt as though you wanted all of them to win the crown. It was really well described, characters were really well built, including the supporting cast, and I was expecting a rip roaring finale… Unfortunately I didn’t get one. There were a couple of tiny twists near the end, but nothing jaw dropping as I believed we were led to expect.

I will definitely read the next book because I really have started to care about the characters, but I was just slightly disappointed with the ending of this one.

This is my “seeing this everywhere” eyesfor the #emojiathon

Finished on February 7th 2017


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Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake


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