One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake
Also by this author: Three Dark Crowns, Anna Dressed in Blood
Also in this series: Three Dark Crowns
Published by HarperTeen
Genres: Fantasy, Fantasy/Historical, Young Adult
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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.
When this series first started the idea was that it was going to be a duology. I thought this was so important because the first book told the story of three girls who had to fight to the death to figure out who would be the one queen standing! I loved this idea because it was so cutthroat and I wanted to be devastated if the girl I really loved didn’t make it to the end. Well then things changed and so we ended up with this book… a filler book. This duology quickly changed into a 4 book series. 4! I feel like that was way too long for this series since the first book set us up for an exciting action packed second book and that was not what happened here.
I had really enjoyed the first book in this series and I liked each girl for different reasons and I also liked some of the drama and romance that was going on. Plus I really loved the twist at the end of the first book and I thought that was going to mean something in this book. I wanted this sequel to be cutthroat and for important things to happen! Instead we got a lot of shuffling around from one place to another and one of the main girls was a completely different person in this second book! I liked the way she was in the first book and here she was completely different.
By the time I forced myself through the ending I was just shaking my head. I was frustrated because this book was almost 500 pages of nothing! I think a few things happened here and there that I was interested in but by the end I was fed up. I will not force myself through two more 500 pages novels to see who dies. Plus with the way this one went I don’t even know that the author will live up to the promise of the first book. So when the entire series is out someone come back and tell me who lived in the end! Please and thank you!