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Review: Three Dark Crowns

Hello and happy Monday! 🙂 Today I’m going to be reviewing the first novel in Kendare Blake’s Three Dark Crowns series.

I wanted to like this more than I did. The premise of it sounded so interesting too. I hope the next will be better!

Three Dark Crowns
Three Dark Crowns

Three Dark Crowns by: Kendare Blake: Each generation that passes in Fennbirn a set of triplets is born. Of the three, they must fight to the death for the crown. Not only that, but each sister has a special sort of magic that will help them get what they want. This novel had a great plot, but its execution was poor; filled with purple prose, the reader gets lost in the writing, therefore what is happening gets lost in the shuffle. As much as Blake’s writing is beautiful, there was just too much of it at times. Her characters were creative and fun to read, but there are so many that get introduced, it’s hard to remember who is who. The novel was fast-paced, which didn’t help with the wandering plots, but as it got to the end, the pacing was done well and gave it that edge and suspense to keep the reader interested to see what the next novel will bring.

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5 thoughts on “Review: Three Dark Crowns

  1. Aww, sorry you didn’t enjoy this one! I agree with most of what you said – there were too many characters to really get attached to anyone, and though the premise was pretty cool, the execution felt more like setting up the scene rather than actual plot. Hopefully the sequel picks up the pace. 😛

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