Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

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To every Queen of Fennbirn, a set of female triplets is born. The birth of her daughters signifies the end of the reigning queen’s tenure and the beginning of the search for a new queen. Though one of the daughters will be queen, it is unclear which will wear the crown until the girls turn sixteen. At that time, the deadly competition for the throne begins. Each young queen must defeat the others if she wishes to rule. Using her unique gifts, each girl must kill (or be killed) in order to secure her right to the throne. Let the games begin.

Ok, so if you’re going to read this book, try to stick it out until the end. At times, the writing can be dry and the plot super slow. BUT, the ending is definitely worth it. I’m sad that this book wasn’t incredible all the way through, as its premise is just SO good. But, it’s just not. If you’re willing to hang in through the meh parts, you WILL find a treat at the end.

*YALSA, Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2016, Nominee

Rating: 3.5/5

For full analysis (including flags and SPOILERS) click here.

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