Sep 12, 2016

Blog Tour: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Welcome to the first day of the THREE DARK CROWNS Tour!



THREE DARK CROWNS is one of those books I set down with my head spinning. I'm still trying to wrap my brain around all that transpired - in the best way possible! This is a rich, dark story that makes the Boleyn sisters look positively normal.

This was my first Kendare Blake novel - I know she's a fan favorite, but I've always neglected to pick up one of her books. If 3DC is any indication of her talents, I have seriously been missing out. The world building alone is spectacular, but the best part is the sisters and the completely twisted plot.

I loved that I was able to spend time with all three sisters, thus making it nearly impossible to pick a team, so to speak. Each sister is unique in her own way, her abilities different and the way she is raised different so there is no blurring of characters here. It makes for a lush, full story that left me wanting more.

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.

LINKS: Amazon | B&N

Kendare Blake is the author of several novels and short stories, most of which you can find information about via the links above. Her work is sort of dark, always violent, and features passages describing food from when she writes while hungry. She was born in July (for those of you doing book reports) in Seoul, South Korea, but doesn’t speak a lick of Korean, as she was packed off at a very early age to her adoptive parents in the United States. That might be just an excuse, though, as she is pretty bad at learning foreign languages. She enjoys the work of Milan Kundera, Caitlin R Kiernan, Bret Easton Ellis, Richard Linklater, and the late, great Michael Jackson, I mean, come on, he gave us Thriller.
She lives and writes in Kent, Washington, with her husband, their two cat sons (Tybalt and Tyrion Cattister) and their red Doberman dog son, Obi Dog Kenobi.
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3 Finished Copies of THREE DARK CROWNS (US Only)

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  1. I was already intrigued by this book and now I am even more!! Great review!

  2. I've loved each book I've read from this author so I'll definitely be reading this now.

  3. I started this before I got sick I really need to get back on it! I didn't make it that far but the Queens are definitely interesting.

  4. I'm intrigued to put it mildly about these characters. I've never found a book like this and from what you say, I'm missing out on incredible writing and world-building.

  5. Cannot wait to read this book. I keep hearing fabulous things about it.

  6. Awesome review1 So happy to see you enjoyed it! I can't wait to read this one myself!

  7. I can't even tell you how stoked I am to read this book! This is one of my most anticipated reads this year! =D

  8. Ooooh so glad you loved this, as I've been dying for this!! I'm new to Kendare, but the comparison to the Boleyn sisters makes it sound worthwhile!


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