Title: One dark throne.
Author: Kendare Blake.
Format: Hardcover (from library).
Page count: 448.
Release day: September 17th 2017.
Genre: YA, fantasy.
Rating: 4 stars.
*Be aware that this is book two in a series (unfortunately I don’t have a review for book one..)*
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
The battle for the Crown has begun, but
which of the three sisters will prevail?
With the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them and the Ascension Year underway, all bets are off. Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favor without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, once thought to be the strongest sister of all and the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks like never before—ones that put those around her in danger she can’t seem to prevent.
I enjoyed book one, but I wasn’t overly impressed by it. But for some reason I was still interested in continuing the series, mainly because I quite enjoyed the writing style.
My main ‘complaint’ about book one was that there wasn’t much happening, and I kinda felt the same about this one. Yes there were definitely some action scenes, but for the amount of build up I definitely expected more!
Another ‘complaint’ I had about book one, was the quick changes between perspectives, which confused me. While in this book I really enjoyed that, since I think it really added something to the story. We really got to learn way more about each queen, but also their relation with other characters!
Another thing I really enjoyed in this book is the character development that we got. I feel like I got to know the queens way better. Also I love the relationship that start to exist in this book, and already existing relations that developed!
So basically I took a star because I think the action scenes could have been a bit better, for the reat I really enjoyed the book!
As I mentioned, I really enjoy Kendare Blake’s writing! I really hope it won’t take me too long to pick up book three, especially after the ending!