This week’s WoW, created by Breaking the Spine is Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake.
Aside from the obvious exciting upcoming release (ahem, Empire of Storms),this is one of my mode anticipated releases of the year. I’ve never read anything by Kendare Blake, but I own Antigodess and I’ve heard great things about Anna Dressed in Blood. As soon as I read the blurb, I was hooked.
Three dark queens are
born in a glen,
sweet little triplets
will never be friends
Three dark sisters
all fair to be seen,
two to devour
and one to be Queen
Every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.
But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.
If only it was that simple. Katharine is unable to tolerate the weakest poison, and Arsinoe, no matter how hard she tries, can’t make even a weed grow. The two queens have been shamefully faking their powers, taking care to keep each other, the island, and their powerful sister Mirabella none the wiser. But with alliances being formed, betrayals taking shape, and ruthless revenge haunting the queens’ every move, one thing is certain: the last queen standing might not be the strongest…but she may be the darkest.
Um… YES PLEASE. This sounds FRICKING AMAZING. Everything about this is straight up my alley.
It was available on Edelweiss, but unfortunately my ARC request was denied. I guess I’ll have to wait…
Release Date: Septermber 20, 2016
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages: 416 (AND THEY’RE DECKLED!)
Amazon Price: $10.83 (buy it here)
Thanks so much for reading! Until next time,