Title : Three Dark Crowns
Author : Kendare Blake
SeriesThree Dark Crowns #1

Published : September 20th 2016
Read : December 08, 2016

Goodreads Synopsis :

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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This book would have to be one of my favourite reads from 2016. That ending though!! Ugh!!
I need the next book STAT!!!!

The book starts off slow and there is a lot of characters, so if you aren’t paying attention you will be left behind! But soon enough you get swept up in this amazing world!

Three Black Witches are born in a glen,
sweet little triplets
will never be friends.

Three Black Witches, all fair to be seen

two to devour

and one to be queen

This book is the perfect start to, what I believe will be, an amazing series. Super excited for it!! In this book we get to know and grow to love our three Queens, Mirabella, Arsinoe and Katharine. Whilst each sister has a unique talent, their talents vary in strength. This leads to numerous issues during the book. 

The island of Fennbirn sounds like such a dark, terrible, yet magical place and Kendare has done well to bring it to life. Throughout the book you learn about Fennbirn, its inhabitants and the traditions that are upheld on the island. Which of course includes the the triplet Queens and only one being allowed to live. You really question what would happen if they all lived and the strongest became Queen? But that would not make for a dark, intriguing story. Amiright! 😂

The character development throughout the story is superb. Kendare really brings not only the Queens to life, but also all the other characters within the story. 
We get to learn about each Queen and the families they are living with. Personally I love Mirabella, not because she is the strongest but because of how she treats others. Katharine I feel sorry for, she does not deserve to be treated that way. Arsinoe is definitely my least favourite. Whilst she has redeeming qualities, I feel that she can be very selfish and self centred.

Heads up… There is a love triangle in the book and a little bit of Insta-love. I however blame Arsinoe and her actions for this Insta-love that leads to the love triangle. Y’all know I dislike Insta-love, but there is a genuine reason behind this so I’m okay with it haha. 

All up this book is well written, dark and extremely enjoyable. I can not wait to see what the rest of this series brings 😊😍

I would like the thank the author, publishers, Edelweiss and NetGalley for the copy of this book. 



About the author :

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So, I write books. The Anna Dressed in Blood duo is horror, The Goddess War trilogy is mythology, and Sleepwalk Society is contemporary, because the world don’t move to the beat of just one drum. What might be right for you, may not be right for some. Love to read, too. Fiction, philosophy, good books, bad books, because you take the good you take the bad you take them both and there you have a stack of books and stuff. I mean, you’ve got to be adventurous. There’s more to life that what you’re living, so take a chance and face the wind.

There’s more coming soon like Scary Out There and THREE DARK CROWNS so don’t waste another minute on your cryin. We’re nowhere near the end.

My likes include animals, food, and nostalgia. I mean, whatever happened to predictability? The milkman, the paperboy, the evening TV? Used to be everywhere you look, there’s a heart, a hand to hold on to.

Anyway, I love to hear from readers so drop me a line here or at my website and we’ll talk about friends to know, and ways to grow, and how if you threw a party you would see that the biggest gift would be from me and the card attached would say, thank you for being a friend.

We can also talk about all the sitcom theme songs in this bio. Sha la la la.


img_2822Can we all just take a minute to appreciate how awesome Kendare is! She has two cats, Tybalt and Tyrion Cattister and a dog son, Obi Dog Kenobi.
I recently (this year sometime lol) won a signed copy of Three Dark Crowns and look at the inscription!
So adorable!! 🙂