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Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

There are very few books that I can see the ending. Fewer still where I am right, and even fewer where I don’t get to see my prediction come to fruition. Kendare Blake’s Three Dark Crowns are one of those rare books. 

It took me a while to really get hooked and delve in. While the first half was good, it only left the tingling desire to know more. The second half though grabbed my attention and wouldn’t let go. I even found myself shooing the kids away so I didn’t have to leave the world Blake spun so beautifully. I was very grateful for the scene changes; they allowed me to take a breathe and well, address the needs of those around me.  

I would have liked to see more of Katherine and had her part of the story more prevalent in the book. while At times it felt like the book was more about Arisone and Mirabella, I found myself devoted to Katherine’s success and feeling her failures. I gasped and cheered at the end of her scene and gawfed as she “appeared”.  

At the end I found myself not trusting some of the characters, feeling they may be playing two sides and hoping they weren’t. I was giddy with excitement when I found out my prediction was correct, but a bit annoyed when Blake chose to end the book before bringing the whole seen to fruition. 

I hope that she will continue the story, and in doing so pick up exactly where she left off so the reader can see the responses that may come next. I am curious as to how the other Queen will take the news, and if things will change or be suppressed. I wonder if Blake will say how the switch happened, did the nurse get confused or just thought the queen was wrong?  

Despite being slightly put off by the abrupt ending of the book, I am greatly looking forward to seeing how it unravels in the next book!

Kendare Blake’s book can be found online at or at any local bookstore. Grab your copy now!





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