One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake
Published September 19th 2017 by Harper Teen
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
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.
Thank you, HarperCollins and Edelweiss, for sending me an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Wow, this was such a mess, much more that the first book. Where do we even start? Arsinoe now knows she’s actually a poisoner but is keeping the facade up. Mirabella is getting more backbone so yay. And Kath, oh my god my sweet Katharine. She doesn’t know the truth! She still doesn’t know! She crawled out of the pit all by herself and took something with her. A darkness that just had me a bit worried for her character development tbh. You would’ve thought she at least found her familiar and said animal helped her out of the pit but no! I wonder when this bit of information is gonna be revealed to her though.
Good news, more fight scenes! But also, more drama, ugh, I’m just over Billy Chatworth at this point tbh. But that’s just cause I’m still rooting for Kat, lol. Kat also gets more aggressive in this book, which is really cool. I’ve also warmed up to Natalia Arron, she really does care about Kat. Sort of like an asian tiger mom!
But yes, the time has come for a queen showdown. Actual attempts at killing here, finally. The pacing was waaayyy faster that the first book, which is a pretty good thing. I couldn’t feel any attachment for the other characters though, especially for Arsinoe. I couldn’t care for Jules and Joseph either, ehhh.
Overall, yes! It was good sequel, and just got me excited for what happens next after all the madness that happened towards the ending. So yeah, I’ll definitely wait for the third book.