Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication date: September 20, 2016
Pages: 416 pages
In 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.
“Three dark queens are born in a glen, sweet little triplets will never be friends. There dark sisters all fair to be seen, two to devour and one to be Queen.”
Even though I’ve already guessed what the big twist would be in the end of the book. I still enjoyed it very much. It started out a bit confusing for me because it was written in three different point of views but you’ll eventually get used to it after reading a few chapters. What I do like about three different POVs is that you get to know the three queens separately. Reading about Katharine, Arsinoe, and Mirabella’s life is quite interesting because you would see how different they are from each other.
My personal favorite is Katharine (not just because we have the same name lol) because the author really built her character up. She was the youngest of the sisters and she was the smallest of them too but the darkness that surrounds her was just amazing I love her!
Arsinoe is my second favorite. She is the middle sister and she was built up to be brave and stubborn but what I love about her is her loyalty to her friends.
Mirabella is my least favorite. She is the eldest sister and she was built up to be the strongest of them all. But, she has this attitude that didn’t quite set well for me.
The relationships is also okay. It was quite interesting but I couldn’t say anything more because it might spoil you guys. But my personal faves are Pietyr and Billy.
The book started a bit slow but what I loved about it is that it really set the atmosphere. Every POV has a different feel to it. I found the three queens interesting and they were shown equally in this first book. The twist by the end of the book is not at all surprising to me because as I’ve said I’ve already guessed it from the first few chapters. But, it didn’t affect my reading experience, I was still engrossed while I was reading it. It may be a typical YA fantasy book for me but since the first book is very promising. I would still read its sequel next year.
If you are a fan of fantasy books that includes queens and other paranormal things. Then you might also like this! I was not really expecting to like it as much as I did since it was a bit of predictable but it was really a good read for me.
Thank you for reading up until here!