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Three Dark Crowns
Three Dark Crowns | Kendare Blake
Fans of acclaimed author Kendare Blakes Anna Dressed in Blood will devour her latest novel, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. 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 isnt solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And its not just a game of win or lose...its life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.
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johncadams
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I loved the fact that the one book offered the choice of covers - 'Choose your queen'.

This option cleverly underpinned the contrasts between the sisters who are at the centre of this tale of fantasy, romance and young adulthood. I was also drawn in by the tagline, 'Three sisters. One throne. A fight to the death'.

Read my full review here at John C Adams Reviews.

https://www.johncadamsreviews.com/single-post/three-dark-crowns-by-kendare-blake

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TheSpineView
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Eggs 👏🏻👑👍🏼 3mo
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RebeccaRoo7
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Do or have you ever listen to an audiobook and the narrator is just not doing the book justice? Well, this is one of those situations. I finally checked out the book to read it along with the audiobook.

The performer doesn't really change inflection and I feel like doesn't try to make dialogue more engaging.

#audiobook #series #fantasy #youngadult

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Books with numbers in them! I do love an Instagram book challenge that makes me absolutely destroy my shelves for no reason…

Lockdown has me feeling like maybe I want to weed one of my bookshelves…

Lizpixie I have every single one of these books too!🙌 13mo
rabbitprincess Loved First Fifteen Lives of Harry August! 13mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Lizpixie, I‘ve only read two of them 😅😂 13mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @rabbitprincess, me too! It was brilliant 😊 13mo
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Schnoebs
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Mehso-so

This was a reread for me. I remember I really enjoyed it the first time I read it and I did enjoy this time around too. Though I wouldn‘t rate it as highly as I would have the first time, this was still a solid 3.75⭐️

Check out my Goodreads review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2618986293

Schnoebs @HOTPock3tt I‘m starting the series over and hoping to finally finish reading the last two books before the end of the year 😂 14mo
HOTPock3tt You know I completely agree with what you wrote though. When I first read it I was in LOVe with it! One of my top series EVER… but as time went on I realized it kind of wasn‘t was good as I thought unfortunately 😕 still quite enjoyable just not as highly rated in my head as I initially thought! Good luck with the reread!! 😀 our tastes evolved maybe but still a feel good series! ♥️🤗 @Schnoebs (edited) 14mo
HOTPock3tt I adore that pic of her though!! where did you get it? @Schnoebs 14mo
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Schnoebs @HOTPock3tt exactly, it‘s something super simple to read and you can have fun reading it. I started the audiobook today for the second one when I was grocery shopping and got through the first 10 chapters super quick. At this point, I just want to finally mark it off my “series I need to finish” list lol 14mo
Schnoebs @HOTPock3tt they‘re dust jackets from The Bookish Box. I got them for all four books when the finally one came out. That‘s another reason why I want to finish. They‘re really nice jackets but so I really want special jackets for a series I only like? I might sell them off once I‘m done 🙃 14mo
HOTPock3tt I‘ll buy your Katherine one!! ♥️and possibly this arsinoe one too! Lol 😂 please let me know a price when you‘re ready to sell! @Schnoebs (edited) 14mo
Schnoebs @HOTPock3tt I‘ll definitely let you know how it does 14mo
HOTPock3tt I think it was so fun at first (I even had a playlist of songs that reminded me of this series! Lol) so I didn‘t realize how SIMPLE the writing was until later books… then I started to get annoyed 😐lol. @Schnoebs (edited) 14mo
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alibookcorner
Three Dark Crowns | Kendare Blake
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when Billy tells Arsinoe she doesn't have the qualities of a wife AND then falls in love with her >

I'M HERE FOR IT #threedarkcrowns

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Katie.happens
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Bailedbailed

This is the first book in a long time that I‘ve given up on. I SO wanted to like it, but I just couldn‘t get into it. Well written, but too slow of a burn for me. I‘m so curious, has anyone read the whole series? What did you think? Am I missing out?

jenniferw88 I loved it! But then I like slow-paced books. 1y
BookishMarginalia Maybe it‘s not the right time for this book. It happens! 1y
Katie.happens @jenniferw88 so does my husband! I think my ADHD just couldn‘t take it. The whole first 1/3 was just conversations, but if the ending is what I‘m predicting, it was building toward a twist. I just wasn‘t into it by then 😔 1y
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johncadams

“The two of them ought to be alone.“

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Tera66
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I was not ready for that ending. My jaw literally fell open😮. It definitely leaves things on a couple cliff hangers. 😳 But I knew I would like this book and I loved it. While I thought it was going to be about three sisters trying to kill each other, we don't quite get there yet. 👇

Tera66 The story is that in every generation queen triplets are born, all with an equal right to the crown. They are separated as small children and on their 16th Birthday they enter a deadly competition for the crown, one must murder her two sisters to become queen. This book more about learning about each sister and the people surrounding her. But there is adventure and drama, so not all backstory and meeting characters.Again, jaw left open. 1y
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roseread
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The last conversation in the book, the last line blew my mind and I HAD to start book 2 right away

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Kcpatt27
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I cant believe i let this sit on my TBR for sooo long! I absolutely loved it! Its now one of my favorites!

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johncadams
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Fantasy novel Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake pitches the sisters against each other with peculiar venom. Read my review to find out why.

https://www.johncadamsreviews.com/single-post/three-dark-crowns-by-kendare-blake

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johncadams
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Fantasy novel Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake pitches the sisters against each other with peculiar venom. Read my review to find out why.

https://www.johncadamsreviews.com/single-post/three-dark-crowns-by-kendare-blake

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Deblovestoread
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#OppositeDay. Day 2 Light

This was a #HauntedHollowSwap gift from @FantasyChick still sitting on my shelf. Looking forward to this new to me author.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty 💛🖤💛🖤 1y
TheKidUpstairs I've heard good things! 1y
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TCLinrow
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I'm so excited for this book! Thank you so much @Chrissyreadit for my #JolabokaflodSwap 😁🥳🎄

The chocolate is delicious too 🤭☺️ it took a bit of a battering in the post I think, but the little books are so cute!

Thanks again for organising @MaleficentBookDragon 😁 #Jolabokaflod

Chrissyreadit Yay!! I thought the chocolate was so cute! 2y
TCLinrow @Chrissyreadit it is! I love the fact that they all have titles on the cover 😁 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Those chocolates❣ 2y
Scochrane26 Such cute chocolates 2y
cozypunk Award for cutest chocolate! 2y
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TheSpineView
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OriginalCyn620 📚👍🏻📚 2y
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BookishGirl06
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Bailedbailed

And I‘ve decided to dnf this as I‘m 60 pages in and not really feeling it.

Caroline2 Life is too short to spend with books you‘re not into. 😉 👍 2y
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BookishGirl06
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Starting 2nd #bookspin pick @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Good luck!! 2y
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Lunarstar27
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Pickpick

It started alittle slow but I really like it I will continue with this series

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Deblovestoread
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Vanessa, what an awesome swap box you put together for me, I love everything. The book sleeve is amazing as are the mug and key chain. It all is so me and I thank you for the obvious time and care you put into your shopping! What a great way to start my day! Lynn, thanks for hosting! Great job on your first ever swap. I hope you will host more down the road.

wanderinglynn Fantastic box! That mug is awesome! 🎃🖤🧡☠️ 2y
FantasyChick So happy you liked everything! I second guessed a few things but you were so much fun to shop for. I saw the Darynda Jones book on your list and knew I had to add it. So excited for you to start that series and i know @wanderinglynn will agree with me 🤣 Have an amazing Halloween 😘😘 2y
wanderinglynn @FantasyChick yes! Love Darynda! 🧡 2y
tracey38 Everything looks amazing. I absolutely LOVE that keychain!!!! I need to find one just like it! ❤❤ 2y
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reema
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I really enjoyed the book. I was surprised to see so many reviews panning it and saying it was boring. I didn‘t find it boring at all. I thought there was good character development, the pacing was good, and the twist was interesting.

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Mishu94
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Finally getting a little better! I‘m reading more than I was the past week! I hope this book drags me into the world of fiction 😅

i.besteph It‘s a pretty cover! 2y
Mishu94 @AnotherMissBennet thank you so much! ❤️❤️🤗🤗 2y
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Andrea313
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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. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn‘t just 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. #GamesCompetitions #TropesInAugust
@Klou

Klou Great choice!!!! 👌 2y
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jenniferw88
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Day 20 #20series20days

Thank you @Andrew65

The first two are novellas, have tagged the first novel.

Andrew65 These look very good, not heard of them. (edited) 2y
TheRomantiCate @Andrew65 I‘ve read the first one and it‘s great! 2y
Andrew65 Thanks for participating 😊 2y
KarouBlue Love these covers!! 2y
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BookBelle84
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Day 12 #top20series #20series20days

This series is about three sisters where only one can be Queen so the others must die. It has mysterious islands, magic powers, and great characters. I've loved this series from the beginning and always love going back into her world.

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Samreamer
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Triplets competing for the crown to the death— what‘s not to love?? My favorite is Kat— she seems like the underdog, and I feel the worst for her as far as what she had to go through growing up. Also f*#% Joseph! Immediately downloaded number two the second I finished! 8/10

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kgriffith
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Pickpick

My ex‘s kiddo recommended this one; I might not have given it a chance if that hadn‘t been the case (I‘m mostly sticking to fantasy/books in general with queer MCs), but the world-building was well done, and it pulled off third person present tense, which I typically dislike.

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Charityann
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Pickpick

First #bookspin book down. This one was so good! Can‘t wait to to read the second book!! 😀📚📖 @TheAromaofBooks #bookspinbonanza

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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Charityann
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Perfect day for sitting in the sun and reading! Starting my number 1 book for #bookspin! 🌞📖📚if you want to see all the books I‘m reading for #bookspinbonanza, you can check them out https://charityrau.wordpress.com/2020/05/02/my-may-tbr-stack/
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! It's a gorgeous day here, too - I love it!! 2y
Blh87 LOVE that series. 2y
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Charityann
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So I revamped my stack for May‘s #bookspin as I‘m going to attempt to do the #bookspinbonanza. The first book that‘s half cut off is the tagged book, and the one in the end is Favorite Poems if Jackie Kennedy. 📚📖😃 @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Looks like a great stack!! I edited my list a bit too 😂 Can't wait to see how far everyone gets!! 2y
Susanita I revamped my bookcase for this endeavor too. 😀 2y
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Charityann
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New book cart! My #bookspin books are all on the top shelf. 😁📚 @TheAromaofBooks #bookcart

DGRachel In the Hall with the Knife was so much fun! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Oh I love it!!! 2y
Gissy Books look so pretty in those carts!📚📚📚📚❤️❤️❤️❤️When I see my books like that I just want to read them all at once☺️ 2y
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OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚👑 3y
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Ash.on.the.line
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Started reading this today and I saw some reviews saying the beginning is slow. So I‘m trying to push through because the premise is intriguing. Hoping it picks up and something I enjoy!
My other current reads aren‘t holding my attention!

TheBookAddict Yes, it‘s a slow beginning but gets better. 3y
Ash.on.the.line @TheBookAddict that‘s good to hear! 😊 3y
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Christinak
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It would only cause an #argument. Low magic is frowned upon by those with gifts. As a queen she ought to shun it. She knows that. #QuotsyJan20

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swynn
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Mehso-so

It's okay. Pacing is slow, with tedious teenage romantic angst, and the big surprise at the end was something I'd guessed pretty early. But not awful, and I'll read the next. Recommended by my nephew, who has a much higher tolerance than I for teenage romantic angst, bless him.

DuckOfDoom I felt the same way. Saw the twist coming since chapter 1 🙄 3y
swynn @DuckOfDoom For me the big clues were Katherine's rapport with the coral snake, and the fact that two sisters were "talentless". I can't say that I knew as early as chapter 1, but it wasn't long before I wondered how long it would take the sisters to figure out there had been a Sorting Hat Error. 3y
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ToniSwinehart6
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Pickpick

One of my favorite reads in 2019!
The three sisters must fight to the death to become queen. So many things go wrong in this book that you canNOT stop reading! Love it, the magic and matriarchy are different than other books that I've read. Truly enjoyable. 4/5⭐

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fire_skyee
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My new reading projects!

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VioletMoonBooks
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This book was a very pleasurable read. I loved how it was told from so many perspectives. I love all the action, romance, and betrayals. I can‘t wait to see what will happen in the next book. After reading this book I‘m definitely Team Arsinoe. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#ThreeDarkCrowns #KendareBlake #book #books #booktattoo #booktree #bookthief #booktopia #bookyourself #bookunion #bookutopia #bookunicorn #bookunicorns #Fantasy #YoungAdult #YA 🌸🔥🐍 💜💜💜💜💜

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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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Strangely enough...the colder it gets the more inclined I am towards an #Audiowalk.

I'm so glad summer is through. I'm just not built for the heat.

sharread Beautiful! 3y
bookful Looks like a peaceful walk with all pretty colors! 3y
HeatherBlue I‘m the exact same way! Give me all the chilly weather. Gorgeous pic 💜 3y
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I give Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake 4.5 stars. This was a great YA fantasy book. It had some dark parts but I thought they were very well done. My only complaint would be the predictability of the ending. At chapter 3 I was able to guess the large plot twist.

Read my full review at www.juliareviewsthings.com/home/three-dark-crowns-by-kendare-blake-review

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VioletMoonBooks
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Slajaunie 💙💙💙 3y
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LiljaPleasant
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julesG Those look good. Didn't know they were available in German. 3y
LiljaPleasant @julesG Yeah, got the first one as a review version and just got to know what happens to the girls. Just finished the third one and now waiting for the 4th in german... 3y
julesG I admit, I gave up reading after the second book. It just wasn't for me. 3y
LiljaPleasant @julesG Can totally understand that. Had my difficulties with book two myself. 3y
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Mogoeg
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I love all the covers in this series!

#7Days7Covers #CoverLove #CoverCrush #Day1

@TCLinrow - Thanks for inviting me!

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MollyLooby
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Loved every word of this! Can‘t wait to pick up book 2!

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