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Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake


All the stars!! 5/5

Three Dark Crowns blew me away! To be fair, I had been warned by several people that the pacing could be rough and the rapidly changing POVs throughout the book would make it difficult to follow at times, so maybe I went into it with lowered expectations, but I truly loved this book!

I have no complaints. Each of the three queens (by the way, love that they are called queens instead of princesses) was unique in her own ways and had interesting supporting characters around her. A couple of reveals/twists at the end had me like 😱. One of them was foreshadowed, but I didn't know exactly how it would come about. Overall, this book was neither flat nor predictable and when you read a lot of fantasy, it gets pretty hard to feel like you're reading anything truly original.

This. felt. original.

The world was interesting, and the book contained a great map that made it easier to follow where each of the three queens resided in relation to one another an…
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