Review: One Dark Throne (Three Dark Crowns #2)

Title: One Dark Throne (Three Dark Crowns #2)
Author: Kendare Blake
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: Purchased
Format: Hardcover
Release Date: September 17, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

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.


I flew through this book, just like I did the first one, Three Dark Crowns. Even though it’s been a year since I read the first one, I was immediately back in that world when I started reading it.

There are many different narrative perspectives, but they don’t get confused. Each chapter switches to a different setting and focus character. I love that you get to see what the supporting characters are doing behind the scenes, not just the three main queens. The people around the queens are pulling strings and creating a lot of drama that surrounds them.

There were some unexpected deaths at the end of this book! I was quite shocked by them. Blake is definitely not afraid to kill her characters. I’m curious to see what the aftermath will be like in the next book.

I loved this book and I can’t wait to read Two Dark Reigns next!

What to read next:

Two Dark Reigns (Three Dark Crowns #3) by Kendare Blake

Have you read One Dark Throne? What did you think of it?

Author: jilljemmett

Jill lives in Toronto, Canada. She has studied English, Creative Writing, and Publishing. Jill is the creator and content producer of Jill’s Book Blog, where she has published a blog post every day for the last four years, including 5-7 book reviews a week. She can usually be found with her nose in a book.

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