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! 🙂
One of my passions in life is reading; to me there is no better way to end your night than with a good book and a glass of red wine. Today I would like to talk about the book Stolen by Lucy Christopher. I picked up this book on the recommendation of one of my good friends who is also a lover of literature (Shout out to Rachel!). I am so glad that I took her recommendation! This is unlike any other book that I have read so far. It tells the story of a young girl who is kidnapped, and shows the life she was forced to live during that time.
The novel is in the second person narrative from the character, Gemma. This type of narrative is not the most common when it comes to literature, and is one of the reasons why this novel has stood out to me so much. Instead of the story being told in the present, or even just a typical retelling of events, this story is written in the form of a letter. It is not just any type of letter though, it is a letter written to the man that kidnapped her.
It is a beautifully written story that showcases some of the effects that the victims of abductions can incur. We see the complex feelings of fear, desire for escape, and the beginnings of Stockholm Syndrome developing in Gemma. Her captor, Ty, has hopes of Gemma falling in love with him, and we see the progression of what exactly this case of abduction and Stockholm Syndrome can do to someone. It is so interesting to see the changes in someone’s mind when they experience an event such as this.
I would most definitely recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a story that will captivate you and tell you a story of events that we don’t experience in our daily lives, then I definitely think you should pick this up! You can buy it here!
P.S. What are some of your favorite books?