Plot Device Billy: A Discussion of Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake


Politics! Poison! Plot Devices! Oh my! Three Dark Crowns is finally here. Want to know more about Plot Device Billy? Tune in to hear Caitlin and Cynthia discuss royal tasters, poison, and Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake in the newest episode of Shelfie!

WARNING: This is not a spoiler free review. If you haven’t read the book or hate spoilers you should check back with us once you have read Three Dark Crowns.

Thank you so much for tuning in! We hope you enjoyed our newest episode. We hope you enjoyed our opinions on Kendare Blake’s newest offering. Did you like it more than we did? Were we a little hard on Billy? Let us know in the comments. We’d love to discuss it with you!

Tune in next time to hear what we thought of The Reader by Traci Chee!

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Waiting on Wednesday: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

23207027Title: Three Dark Crowns (Untitled #1)
Author: Kendare Blake
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: September 20th, 2016

From Goodreads:

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.

If only it was that simple. Katharine is unable to tolerate the weakest poison, and Arsinoe, no matter how hard she tries, can’t make even a weed grow. The two queens have been shamefully faking their powers, taking care to keep each other, the island, and their powerful sister Mirabella none the wiser. But with alliances being formed, betrayals taking shape, and ruthless revenge haunting the queens’ every move, one thing is certain: the last queen standing might not be the strongest…but she may be the darkest.

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