Book Review: “Three Dark Crowns”

Book Review: “Three Dark Crowns”

It’s time for another book review! I received Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake in my December OwlCrate box. If you don’t already know, OwlCrate is a monthly Young Adult book box that not only sends you a book each month, but also a few literary inspired items as well! To sign up, go here!

The main premise of the book is that each generation there are a set of triplet queens born. After they turn sixteen, only one of them can be the queen of the island, so it comes to a sort of fight to the death between the sisters. Each of the sisters have their own powers: one is a poisoner (ability to survive poison), one is a naturalist (has control over nature), and the third is an elemental (control over the elements).

I thought there was great character development with the three sisters throughout the whole story. I felt that I really got a sense of each of them and how they really felt about the process of ascending to queen.

There was slight hints of romances within the story, but the did not overpower the storyline. I think this is great, especially because the story is focused on three female leads. There are so many stories that have female leads that are focused around their love lives. It is refreshing to see a story that does not have such a focus on that.

The story definitely leaves on a HUGE cliffhanger! Luckily, book two will be coming out later this year! If you are interested in royal ascensions, sister relationships, and a taste of magic, then I recommend this book for sure!

If you have recently read a new book, let me know which one so I can try it out too! 🙂

 

XO,

Sarah

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Harry Potter MakeUp Brushes

Harry Potter MakeUp Brushes

Two of my loves have finally come together: Harry Potter and Makeup! When Storybook Cosmetics announced that they were going to be releasing these Potter inspired brushes, I could not contain my excitement. For so long, people have looked at fans of these series  as weird or geeky. Bringing the fandom into the beauty industry is such an amazing movement. This shows that you don’t have to fit into the stereotypical idea of what you should be like just based off of what you enjoy.

I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of these brushes. I did not expect them to be made from metal, and have a heavy feel to them. They feel extremely sturdy and durable, and I am not worried about them coming apart. And the bristles on the brushes are extremely soft! I love that even though there are only five brushes, the diversity of the types of brushes is perfect. I will admit, I have not actually used the brushes yet, due to the fact that I am not sure if I want to use them, or keep them as collectibles. Either way, I am extremely happy to have purchased  these while I could.

Storybook  Cosmetics has so many amazing products that will be coming out this year! While they will not be doing another release of these specific designs, they do have five brand new wand designs that are coming out! Following their Instagram page is the best way to keep track on their updates. You can follow them here!

Let me know of any cool Harry Potter or makeup items you come across as well! 🙂

XO,

Sarah

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