REVIEW: THREE DARK CROWNS

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PUBLISHER: HarperTeen

 

DATE PUBLISHED: 20th September 2016

 

PAGES: 398

 

 

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BLURB: 

 

When kingdom come, there will be one.

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.

 

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REVIEW:

 

In one word… this book is spectacular.

This book is advertised as a fight to the death between triplet sisters fighting to be queen crowned. This was more of a political fantasy novel focusing on the relationships of characters around each of the queens. I loved this build up and world building, it was amazing to see this little island nation come alive.

I thought, going into this novel that I would have one protagonist who I liked over the other sisters, but all three (Arsinoe, Mirabella, and Katharine) are flawed and complex characters that have such depth. Do any of them have to die?

A particular favourite part of this book is the descriptions of the different poisons that the poisoners use and creating tainted foods for a feast to prove their strength.

If you enjoy political fantasy novels like The Winners Curse or Throne of Glass you should definitely try Three Dark Crowns.

 

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

 

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