Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
Goodreads Rating 4 stars
Actual Rating: 3.5 stars
Three Dark Crowns was the book included in September’s OwlCrate box.
This book started very slow. I almost gave up on it a couple of times, eventually I read the last 3 chapters and it helped me continue going. The book does pick up, but to far close to the end of the story.
Three Dark Crowns is the story of triplet princesses who at a certain age are split from each other and brought to an area of Fennbrin to study a special talent, with these three princesses those talents are elemental, naturalist, and poison. Every generation produces triplet princesses to be trained and bred for the Beltane. At this Beltane, each princess has to show off her talent to the people. The next day, the three have to set forth and try to kill each other until one princess remains, becoming the queen.
Each princess has her own trials and tribulations. The chapters surrounding The Beltane were the most exciting. It had the most action, the most betrayal, and the most Oh My God! moments. It ended in a cliffhanger. You have been warned.
The last few chapters and the cliffhanger are really what sold me on this series being promising. I am looking forward to this series and will definitely continue on. The going comment in reviews is “it is slow, but keep going because it gets better.” Let me tell you…it gets WAY better!!!