One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

One Dark Throne by Kendare BlakeOne Dark Throne by Kendare Blake
Series: Three Dark Crowns
Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: 21st September 2017
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Source: Bought
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Rating: three-half-stars

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, the elemental sister once thought to be the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks like never before—ones that put those around her in danger she can’t seem to prevent.

Fennbirn’s deadliest queens must confront the one thing standing in their way of the crown: each other.

So I didn’t like One Dark Throne as much as Three Dark Crowns, but it was a really fun read. I think compared to the first book there is more action and less world building, which is a shame because I want to know more about this world. I’m crossing my fingers in the hope that we’ll get more of that in the third book.

I am still really freaking annoyed with the bloody romance. I still hate it so much. However, the relationship between Arsinoe and Mirabella is shaping up to be the best thing. I’m really glad it’s progressing the way it is, and I hope it continues like this.

I’ve got a F/F ship that I’m so ready for, but I’m not convinced that Blake is going to go for it. And, unfortunately, my ships keep getting split up. Over and over. (SEE: BELLARKE)

I’m really intrigued to see what happens with Katherine now. Her storyline isn’t the most exciting, but it’s eerie and I enjoy it. I don’t really like her, per se, but her storyline is super interesting.

The ending opened up some things for the third book so I’m looking forward to seeing how the author explores those and also expands the world. I’ve got my fingers crossed for more world building! Because like I keep saying, it’s really the best part of the series.

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