Author: Kendare Blake
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.
I ripped through this book as soon as I had finished the first, and got to the end by the next day. It’s crazy how quickly I read these two books. Although 3 stars may seem like a low rating in comparison to the average Goodreads rating being 4.12, it still means I liked the book… just not as much as the first.
It’s weird but despite how fast I finished this book I wasn’t really that into it, I was just curious about the ultimate outcome (so yes, it did have me hooked, but not hooked to read the next page, but just hooked to find out who will be queen). I kind of just ploughed my way through to finish the book for the sake of finishing it, although I do really love the characters and I do care about them, and I am (somewhat) invested into the story – although there were some predictable parts – it wasn’t a 4 or 5 star read for me.
It just didn’t really blow me away enough for this book to be four stars. I think it was too long, to be completely honest. I feel like this book could be shorter than a whopping 464 pages, almost 500 pages. Because of its length there were times when I was bored, but I just pushed through for the ending to see who would be queen, although I know the finale is two books away yet.
I am still (of course) going to pick up the next book when it hits shelves in September. Despite the few things I disliked about this book to bring it down by two stars, I still really enjoyed it, and I did laugh at some bits and was shocked by others. I am still intrigued to find out what happens next.
Have you read this and what did you think of it?