This book is about triplet sisters who must fight to the death to win the crown. It's the dark young adult fantasy you've been looking for. Filled with political intrigue and morally gray characters, you won't know who to root for. It's addictive and filled with swoonworthy world-building, and will keep you on your toes until the end. Recommended By Monica H., Powells.com
I was immediately hooked by the premise of this book — three sisters forced into a competition and a fight to the death for the crown. This book was recommended to me by a friend who reads YA fantasy nonstop and it's one of her favorites and now mine. Recommended By Sarah B., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
New York Times Bestseller * New York Public Library Best Books of 2016 * Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2016* Kirkus Best Books of the Year
Fans of acclaimed author Kendare Blake's Anna Dressed in Blood will devour Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. And don't miss the highly anticipated sequel, One Dark Throne
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.