Wednesday, 9 May 2018

One Dark Throne (Three Dark Crowns #2) by: Kendare Blake

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy
Published: September 19, 2017 by: HarperTeen
Pages: 464
Rating: 5/5 stars

The battle for the crown has begun, and the Fennbirn triplets have made the stakes higher than ever in the quest to tear down each other. Katharine, the poisoner, has grown blood thirsty and strong. Arsinoe, the once weak sister, has discovered new found powers that could change the course of her life forever. And Mirabella, once thought to be the strongest sister, has grown soft and scatter-brained, haunted by the dangers that lie ahead. Only one sister can claim the throne, however some may be less willing to kill than others.

This book was such a step up from the one before it! As you may recall, while I enjoyed the setup that Three Dark Crowns provided, I wished for more action, and with the fight for the crown fully underway in this novel, I got just that! It was fiery and addictive, and I loved each of the sister's character developments.

I loved how this book dove deeper into the three girl's secrets and their mindsets. Katharine has become a full fledged villain, while the horrors of what she must do has finally gotten to Mirabella, who was once so ruthless. There was a dramatic power shift which I really liked.

I absolutely cannot wait for the third book in the series. This story is far from over and it ended on such a cliffhanger that I was so shaken by!! These girls are so well written and I have become so intrigued with their story.

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

Emily @ Paperback Princess


  1. Three Dark Crowns... One Dark Throne... I think maybe they should turn the lights on, y'know, open the curtains? ;)

    (Sorry, I'm in such a weird mood today! Lol.)

  2. Ooh so glad you liked this- I love this series!! I felt the same way- more action in this one! I'm worried for Katharine, although it was kinda fun seeing her get ruthless too? And Mirabella/ Arsinow- cool team!

    1. Yes! I loved how Katharine kinda took a huge turn because I think she’s a really well written villain. I can’t wait to see what the other two girls do in book three!

  3. I still need to read the first book. I want to so bad, it's on my tbr!

  4. Yay for more action! And I love the sound of the character development, too. I didn't adore Three Dark Crowns, but it ended on such a cliffhanger that I kinda wanna read this book now ;)

    Great review Emily.

    1. Please give it a go! Like I said, it was such a step up from the first book :)