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    3.5 stars

    Three Dark Crowns tells the story of Katharine, Mirabella, and Arsinoe, triplet queens who each hold different powers. In the tradition of their land, when they turn sixteen, the queens must try to kill their sisters in order to become the one true queen. (Sounds like a lovely family, doesn't it?) The queens were raised separately, so that they could learn to strengthen their power and eventually overcome their sisters. I personally liked Mirabella and Arsinoe more than Katharine, but all of the queens were pretty darn badass. One of my favorite things about this book was that, while there were romances, the queens made it perfectly clear that they did not need a man to get things done. The romances did not overpower the story, because the queens were strong and powerful on their own. While I really enjoyed the story of Three Dark Crowns, I did have a few things that prevented me from loving it as much as I could have. I don't normally have problems with multiple points of view, but I struggled a little bit with Three Dark Crowns. I felt like I couldn't connect with the characters as much as I would have liked because I kept jumping from person to person within the story. For me, this made the middle part of the book drag a bit, because I didn't feel very connected to anyone. However, as the story continued, I did find that I cared for the queens - it just took me a while to get there. There was also a very strange love triangle that popped up in the middle of the story that didn't seem to make much sense to me. Hopefully this is more fleshed out as the series continues, so its existence makes a bit more sense. I loved the plot twist in this story, but I wish it had happened sooner! It was a really cool twist, but it didn't get a chance to get developed. I know that this was probably intentional and it is what the sequel will be for, but I feel so unfulfilled because I don't know what happens next! I think having that bit of action sooner in the story would have helped me a lot with feeling connected to the characters. Either way, I loved the twist and I still want to know what happens next. I can't even imagine what will happen in the sequel.
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    Couldn't Put It Down

    Another book I need more stars for. Ten kinds of excellent, and now I understand why so many Goodreads users are asking for the next book. I can't blame them, because it's one of the best books I've read this year. While there isn't much for the plot of the story (basically a string of events and plots leading to one hell of a finale), the world building and character building is absolutely stellar. This is one of the most ruthless worlds I've read about in fantasy fiction, and I loved every aspect of it. The queens are well developed and diverse characters, with Jules added as the "mystery" character. The romantic leads are all loveable in their own way, though Joseph's story took a twist I wasn't expecting. The sisters face devious trials and dangers even before they reach the finale, which had me biting my nails down to the quick and took shocking twists. While I'm a big fan of Kendare Blake and loved the story for everything it is, it was the very last chapter that cemented me. There is an EPIC twist and while it's a bit of a cliffhanger, it's one that won't have me screaming with terror. It opens the door to a thousand different possibilities that I can only speculate at. Blake knocked it out of the part in this one, and I seriously cannot wait to see what happens in the next book. An absolute must read.
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    REVIEW~5 STARS

    THIS BOOK IS VERY GOOD!¡ IT WAS SO HARD TO PUT DOWN. ITS SUCH A UNIQUE, THRILLING, ADVENTUROUS, FANTASY NOVEL. I LOVED IT! I DEFINITLY RECCOMEND. THE ENDING LEAVES YOU HANGING AND WANTING MORE. I CANT WAIT TO READ THE 2ND BOOK! BTW I AM CHEERING FOR ARSIONE AND KATHERINE.
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    Mixture of really good and meh

    The concepts of the society created are absolutely compelling (ex: a queen marrying a man will only make him king-consort) and the sort of almost harsh brutality of the society itself were that dose of realty which I also liked, but the execution of the plot itself was a little sluggish. I mostly finished the book on the grounds of the sheer badassery of the society. The triplets were compelling each in the struggles they faced, but the rest of the fluff around them was kind of meh. They didn't quite do anything to address their inner struggles in the first book, but it can be hoped that area is addressed in the second. Each had so many strings (other characters, settings) that you a) are really confused for a while because it's hard to keep track of the billions of characters and b) there's a lot of moments that just remind me of filler episodes in a tv series you really like except the filler episode is just kind of average. I would recommend because the queens are strong and with their own degree of feisty.
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    Good

    The start of this book was extremly slow. It took me 3 weeks of procrastinating to finally get into it. But slowly it got better. I really like the powers each girl has. Personally I think that the author could have been a bit more descriptive, and create a better picture in the readers mind. Certain scenes were good but not much detail in other places. Overall it was a good book and I'm looking forward to checking out the next book in the series
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