Three Dark Crowns
by Kendare Blake
Book: Three Dark Crowns #1
Pub Date: September 2016
Genre: Young Adult
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.
If only it was that simple. Katharine is unable to tolerate the weakest poison, and Arsinoe, no matter how hard she tries, can’t make even a weed grow. The two queens have been shamefully faking their powers, taking care to keep each other, the island, and their powerful sister Mirabella none the wiser. But with alliances being formed, betrayals taking shape, and ruthless revenge haunting the queens’ every move, one thing is certain: the last queen standing might not be the strongest…but she may be the darkest.
My Review: I really wanted to love this book. It sounded amazing and something new. I’ve loved other books by Kendare…..but this one fell short for me.
It started off right in the middle a scene, the details slowly coming together and learning about why things are the way it is. But it kept losing my intrest, I was so close to just giving up on this book. It wasn’t until the end that I was hooked. I’ll give the next book a chance, but I was disappointed with this one.