Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!



Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
Published by HarperTeen
Expected Publication Date: Sept. 20, 2016
Pre-Order it: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository
Every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.

If only it was that simple. Katharine is unable to tolerate the weakest poison, and Arsinoe, no matter how hard she tries, can’t make even a weed grow. The two queens have been shamefully faking their powers, taking care to keep each other, the island, and their powerful sister Mirabella none the wiser. But with alliances being formed, betrayals taking shape, and ruthless revenge haunting the queens’ every move, one thing is certain: the last queen standing might not be the strongest…but she may be the darkest.

I'm loving that this is about three queens! I have read so many fantasy novels that are about kings and princes, we need more powerful women ^_^ PLUS this about sisters, another thing that books seem to lack. All signs point to Three Dark Crowns being amazing and I'm so excited!


Kendare Blake is the author of several novels and short stories, most of which you can find information about via the links above. Her work is sort of dark, always violent, and features passages describing food from when she writes while hungry. She was born in July (for those of you doing book reports) in Seoul, South Korea, but doesn’t speak a lick of Korean, as she was packed off at a very early age to her adoptive parents in the United States. That might be just an excuse, though, as she is pretty bad at learning foreign languages. She enjoys the work of Milan Kundera, Caitlin R Kiernan, Bret Easton Ellis, Richard Linklater, and the late, great Michael Jackson, I mean, come on, he gave us Thriller.

She lives and writes in Kent, Washington, with her husband, their two cat sons (Tybalt and Tyrion Cattister) and their red Doberman dog son, Obi Dog Kenobi.
Connect with Kendare: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

21 comments:

  1. I hadn't heard of this one yet! But it looks really good. Instantly adding it to my TBR. Great pick!

    Christina @ Books & Prejudice

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  2. OMG!!! This book sounds super amazing and unique, I don't think I have read another book about three queens before? But I will definitely add this one to my TBR <3<3<3<3

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    1. I completely agree and neither have I which is why I'm so exciting! Normally, we're lucky if we get one strong female lead in a book but I'm hoping for three!

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  3. I hadn't heard of this but it sounds awesome! It sounds like something I would totally binge-read, and I love it when you get the premise of a story but then everything's not as it seems... Intrigue! I *need* this. Thanks for sharing, Brittany!

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    1. I need this too! I'm so excited and I love the cover haha

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  4. Eeeee, yes, this one is definitely near the top of my must-haves for this year!! I didn't read Kendare's Mortal Gods series (I couldn't make it past the girl gagging up feathers LOL) BUT Anna Dressed in Blood remains one of my favorites of all time. I can't wait to see her take on a high fantasy in Three Dark Crowns!!

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    1. I haven't read any Kendare's other books before, it's because of this book that I've heard of her. High fantasy and fantasy in genre are my favorite type of books so I'm excited ^_^

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  5. Yessss!! I'm so excited for this :D

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  6. I've stumbled upon this book before and I'm really intrigued! And yes, we do need more books with powerful women and that makes me doubly more excited about this one! Great pick, Brittany :)) Hope you enjoy it!


    Check out what book I'm waiting on this week here

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    1. Exactly! We need more female leads in general. More than just the MC so I'm really excited for this one ^_^

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  7. This looks SO interesting! Essentially like The Hunger Games but for the crown, and only between triplets. I hope it’s as crazy and fierce as it sounds, thanks for bringing this book to our attention! :)

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    1. I hope so too! It sounds like it's going to be a really intense so I'm really looking forward to it!

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  8. I NEED IT. I am really SO excited for this book I can't even describe it. I adore all things Kendare Blake so I know I'll love it.

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    1. I didn't know that about you. Now I'm even more excited to read it haha.

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    2. YES. Kendare is one of my favorite authors and people!

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    3. That's great ^_^ I really hope that I love this one!

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  9. Stunning pick sweetie :D I am also DYING to read this book. <3 It is going to be the best, I just know it. I love Kendare so much :) I hope you will end up loving this one a lot. <3

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    1. You are the second person to tell me that you love Kendare so I'm really curious now! This book sounds awesome so I'm really excited.

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  10. This is one that immdiately caught my eye and my interest, I can't wait to read it!

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