One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

Title: One Dark Throne

Author: Kendare Blake

Publisher: Harper Teen

Series Status: 2nd addition in the Three Dark Crowns trilogy

Page Count: 464

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Synopsis: 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 favor 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 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 face the one thing standing in their way of the crown: each other.

Review: Okay, it has been a while since I have read this and I am just now getting the review out, so be patient with me. I don’t remember a whole lot, but I do remember that I loved this story. I fell in love with Three Dark Crowns, and this was even better.

I have loved Arsinoe from the very beginning. I feel if I was to be sorted into one of these gifts, I would definitely be a naturalist or a warrior. I am very hotheaded and thick-skinned, but I love nature and animals and small farm life. Arsinoe is honestly such a badass character. She cracks me up, and her humor reminds me a lot of myself. I am basically her.

Mirabella is just flat to me. I never cared much about her, but I do like her. I feel like there isn’t very much to her, but I just never really felt connected at all to her.

Katharine is also badass and absolutely insane. Has she lost her mind? I’m not sure. Maybe. Whatever is going on with her, it is hilarious to read about honestly. She cracks me up the way that she lashes out like a toddler whenever she does not get her way, but also how she is tactical and strategic.

William Chatworth Jr., mischief and handsome incarnate. I adore him and have since the beginning, and I am so happy with the way everything played out with him and Arsinoe. They are so cute! Also, I’m very glad how things played out with the little bitch boy Joseph. I hate him very much and always will. He disgusts me and has no personality at all.

I can’t forget Jules though! I figured that twist was coming from previous mentionings about the subject and her eyes. I put two and two together and I am really interested to see how her story is going to play out. I would really love just a novella on her upcoming tale honestly.

Overall, I don’t remember very much other than the characters but I know I loved this story. It was a thrill to read.

I give this novel 4.5/5 stars and would highly recommend it to fans of fantasy and dark fantasy.

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