Title: Three Dark Crowns
Author: Kendare Blake
Genre: Young adult, fantasy
Series: Three Dark Crowns
Yay or Nay: Nay
Movie adaptation: Not any time soon, but if film rights are sold, please do the plot justice.
Rating: 2 stars out of 5. The potential it had was limitless but... The bad outweighed the good.
Synopsis: In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets with coveted gifts is born to the crown. However, only one can sit on the throne. Katherine was born with immunity to the most lethal of poisons, Arsinoe with mastery over nature and Mirabella with the ability to control the elements of the world. Raised separately, the three queens are taught various methods to kill one another before their sixteenth birthday, be it swift or brutal. In the end, only one will reign.
Review: Well, I can't say I'm not disappointed, because I am. Very much so. With a storyline this interesting, it seemed absolutely fool-proof. I was shocked, to say the least, when I found this book had more things to detest than to love. WHO WOULD'VE THOUGHT? NOT ME.
Three Dark Crowns showed so much promise and had me hooked before I even cracked it open, it exuded the 'bright child with a lot of potential' aura. But that's the extent of how thrilling it was.
As usual, let's start with a detailed pros and cons list, shall we?
Cons: (Let's dive right in).
All in all, Three Dark Crowns was a book with the most potential you've ever come across but had no justice done to it. I'd pick up the sequel in the bookstore because of that cliffhanger, flip through the pages, read the last paragraph to see how it all went and never pick it up again.
A pointless read.