Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake | Review + #Giveaway!
Welcome to Mother/Gamer/Writer for the Two Dark Reigns blog tour. For today’s tour stop, please enjoy my review of this cliffhanger series and enter for your chance to win a copy of the novel and a gift card!
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Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake
Series: Three Dark Crowns #3
Published by: HarperTeen on September 4th 2018
Genres: YA, Fantasy
Source: Blog Tour
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About the Book:
#1 New York Times bestselling author Kendare Blake returns with the highly anticipated third book in the Three Dark Crowns series!
Katharine sits on the throne, Mirabella and Arsinoe are in hiding, and an unexpected renegade is about to wage a war of her own. The crown has been won, but these queens are far from done.
I would like to start off by saying that when I reviewed Three Dark Crowns a few years ago, I was immediately drawn into the spell of these three potential queens and their story. While there wasn’t much in the way of world building, I have been pleasantly surprised by how much it picked up in the two subsequent novels. With that being said, Two Dark Reigns is by far my favorite in the series. Kendare Blake is masterful at leaving her fans wanting more, and Two Dark Reigns does not disappoint.
Katharine is now queen but of course, it’s not going as expected. Being controlled/possessed by previous queens, she is still one of my favorite characters in the series. I love her determination. No matter how twisted her reasons may be she has a will to live and rule like no other. Her resolve keeps drawing me (and obviously) Pietyr to her. Their relationship is oddly weird. I mean, he did try to kill her. But I guess somehow it works. Arsinoe & Mirabella were better for me in this book. I liked seeing the mainland and how they dealt with their dwindling powers (this is where I think the world building came together for me). Jules, I love Jules. In hiding and fierce as ever, I often found myself wanting more of her and her story. My only complaint with her storyline is Emilia. Sometimes, I really just wanted her to shut up.As a whole, the Three Dark Crowns storyline continues to grow more complicated and unlike many fantasy books, you never know who will live or die.
Overall, I have no idea where this series is going. I have my guesses, but Blake tends to take me on an adventure I never see coming. The stakes are high, the games are only more wicked, and the battle for the throne is ruthless as ever.