Spoilers for book one “Three Dark Crowns”. You can view my review for the first book here.
“One Dark Throne”
(Three Dark Crowns #2)
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.
There was a lot of struggle for me in the first half of this book. I think my biggest problem was that there are three main characters sharing space on the page. Every time I would start to really get into a chapter, it was over and switching to one of the other sisters, and it felt like I was starting all over again. However, once the story started to pick up pace, I couldn’t stop reading.
Blake has created a unique world that I love. There are three sisters who are all supposed to kill each other. One minute you’re rooting for one, the next you’re hoping they fail. With three different upbringings and three different powers, it’s interesting how a set of triplets who spent the first 6 years of their lives together, can so drastically change and differ from one another.
Without spoiling the ending, I will say that I did feel very satisfied with it. I feel a bit ambivalent that two more books are being added to the series, but I’m also excited by the idea that we may get to explore more of the world, and perhaps see more depth to the characters and their relationships with each other.
I received a free copy of this book via Edelweiss in exchange for my honest review.