"New exciting heights with a driving plot. Dark indeed, and exploring themes of loyalty, this is a thrilling sequel with everything from action to romance to entice readers. A strong purchase for YA fantasy shelves." --School Library Journal ★ "Blake's already pitch-dark tale shades even darker. Exquisitely restrained prose, deliberate pacing, paying off in a tumultuous climax that piles one shocking twist upon another. Achingly gorgeous and gruesomely fascinating."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Riveting. This book hits the ground running and keeps you guessing with each unpredictable twist."--Brightly "Blake skillfully guides readers through the complex chain of events while keeping her large cast of characters ignorant of each other's tactics and motivations. Fans of Game of Thrones and dark fantasies will revel in this story of betrayal and survival."--Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) "Blake establishes myriad side plots and relationships, builds complex characters, and leaves plenty of compelling avenues to explore in future books."--Publishers Weekly "Blake is a sure hand with complicated and intricate plots, and if that's not enough to make readers stick around for the next installment, the cliffhanger ending certainly will."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "I loved this book. Blake's THREE DARK CROWNS is hypnotic, twisting, and beautiful...as satisfying as a drop of poison in an enemy's cup."--April Genevieve Tucholke, author of Wink, Poppy, Midnight "Readers will be riveted by Blake's ingenious world-building, stunning developments of main and supporting characters, and spiraling tensions. Highly recommended for fans of fantasy action thrillers with strong female leads, such as Victoria Aveyard's 'Red Queen' and Sarah J. Maas's 'Throne of Glass' series."--School Library Journal "With exquisite world building and luminous detail, this is high fantasy at its best. The magic is fierce and the plot intensely twisted, but at this novel's dark heart beats a story about sisterhood, the unbreakable bonds of family, and ties that bind enough to kill."--Booklist (starred review) PRAISE FOR THREE DARK CROWNS: "Three Dark Crowns is a brutal and inventive fantasy that is as addictive as it is horrifying. I can't begin to guess the fates of these three remarkable sister-queens, but I'm salivating like poisoners at a feast to find out what will happen next."--Marissa Meyer, New York Times bestselling author of the Lunar Chronicles --Este texto se refiere a la edición hardcover.. THE BATTLE FOR THE CROWN HAS BEGUN, BUT WHICH OF THE THREE SISTERS WILL PREVAIL? With the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them and the Ascension Year underway, all bets are off. Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, needs to figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favor without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, the elemental sister thought to be the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks that put those around her in danger she can't seem to prevent.In this enthralling sequel to Kendare Blake's New York Times bestselling Three Dark Crowns, Fennbirn's deadliest queens must confront the one thing standing in their way of the crown: each other.--School Library Journal --Este texto se refiere a la edición kindle_edition .. THE BATTLE FOR THE CROWN HAS BEGUN, BUT WHICH OF THE THREE SISTERS WILL PREVAIL? With the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them and the Ascension Year underway, all bets are off. Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, needs to figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favor without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, the elemental sister thought to be the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks that put those around her in danger she can&;t seem to prevent.In this enthralling sequel to Kendare Blake&;s New York Times bestselling Three Dark Crowns, Fennbirn&;s deadliest queens must confront the one thing standing in their way of the crown: each other. --Este texto se refiere a la edición hardcover.. Kendare Blake is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns series. She holds an MA in creative writing from Middlesex University in northern London. She is also the author of Anna Dressed in Blood, a Cybils Awards finalist; Girl of Nightmares; Antigoddess; Mortal Gods; and Ungodly. Her books have been translated into over twenty languages, have been featured on multiple best-of-year lists, and have received many regional and librarian awards. Kendare lives and writes in Gig Harbor, Washington. Visit her online at www.kendareblake.com. --Este texto se refiere a la edición hardcover.. The battle for the crown has begun, but which of the three sisters will prevail?With the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them and the Ascension Year underway, all bets are off. Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favour without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, once thought to be the strongest sister of all and the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks like never before - ones that put those around her in danger that she can’t seem to prevent.In One Dark Throne, the enthralling sequel to Kendare Blake’s The New York Times-bestselling Three Dark Crowns, Fennbirn’s deadliest queens must face the one thing standing in their way of the crown: each other.
Slightly anticlimactic for me **spoiler alert** I have to say I enjoyed Three Dark Crowns more than I enjoyed this one. I think I was expecting more from it. That's not to say it was not action packed, just not the kind I would have liked. The story progresses in a way that is kind of predictable but still has twists that you might not have seen coming. I feel like it tries to subject you to suspense that one of the Queens has/will die but you just cant buy into it because you know that they won't? I feel like that's where the book is supposed to grip you but it didn't grip me. I am still looking forward to reading the next book though to see what is going to happen next!
I really enjoyed this book and it kept a similar pacing to ... I really enjoyed this book and it kept a similar pacing to the first book. A set of Triplets are pitted against each other to a year of fight-to-the-death events, having each been brought up by a different house that will help to nuture their individual gifts. Arsinoe, the naturalist was scarred in the first book and wears a mask to hide it. Katharine, the sister fondly remembered by the other two to be the smallest and sweetest embraces her gift of poisoning and Mirabella goes through a whirlwind of emotions like her elemental gift. The characters are all engaging and likeable in their own ways but this book sees a lot of changes that throw the reader's loyalty as the sisters struggle to face each other and their gifts. It's a little difficult to keep up at times as there are so many characters included from the 3 houses
And they say Game of Thrones was brutal... It was honestly so intense, I didn't have enough time to process one emotion before I was in to the next. I don't know whether to laugh, cry, or scream now that I've finished it. I need time to recover before the next book.
I was reading an incredibly bad book, then I couldn't take it anymore I was reading an incredibly bad book, then I couldn't take it anymore, quit that book, and started this. Suddenly I'm enjoying reading and I'm staying up too late because I want to read some more.
A must read I loved the first book despite being a little slow but this was something else! There was always something new cropping up as the story developed and I honestly read it in a day. I love the way each chapter is written from a different sister because it just keeps it so fresh but creates a story with such depth. This series has so much promise in its concept and its execution is stunning. Read. This. Book.
Where should the crown sit? I fell in love with the characters during book one and in this one they evolved. The queens of fennbirn were hungrier, deadlier and led you down an adrenaline filled path. It just made choosing your side ten times harder.
Good but not great. I enjoyed this book, not as much as the first one, but it was good. Some parts were slow and dragged on a bit. A few unseen plot twists and turns but not a great deal happened in this book and I'm hoping the third will really be something great.
When’s the next one This series has me hooked, the twist and turns in the plot are on every page and the characters are so believable I could not put it down. Fantastic read
Scintillating I find these books utterly addictive. I'm practically devouring them with a need to know. Some, if not most reveals are seen coming but oddly I don't feel like it detracts from the story.
Gripping and amazing It was more faced paced than the first book, but just as good if not better! There was intrigue and I loved it so much!
Rating : 3.6 of 303 Reviewers