One Dark Throne

One Dark Throne

Book - 2017 | First edition.
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The battle for Fennbirn has begun. The Quickening is behind them, and with the Ascension Year underway all bets are off. Katharine, once the weakest and feeblest of the triplets, 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 and the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks like never before -- ones that put those around her in danger she can't seem to prevent.
Publisher: New York : Harper Teen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062385468
Branch Call Number: TEEN BLAKE
Characteristics: 448 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: 1 dark throne


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Sep 06, 2018

4 stars - I recommend if you enjoy fantasy. It is a good follow up to the first book, and I am still not really sure what will happen with the series.

As the Ascension year is under way Katharine, Arsinoe, and Mirabella are finally able to compete for the throne. As their gifts grow they will make attempts on each others lives, in order to take the throne for themselves.

I read this right after my re-read of the first book, overall I didn't like it quite as much as the first one, but did find it to be a strong follow up to the first book. I like that we learn a bit more about the queens, the other characters, and the world that the story is set in. I most loved the fact that this series is so focused on female strength and also friendships. There is romance, but it is not as central as friendship is. After finishing, I didn't feel that there were as many twists and turns, but I still don't really know what will happen, so that's good! :)

kirstd31 Aug 28, 2018

I loved it. Another fun adventure full of deceit and intrigue to win the crown. I can't wait to read the next book.

ArapahoeSusanW Jun 06, 2018

Terrific follow up to "Three Dark Crowns" follows the twisted sisters in their quest for supremacy of their island kingdom.

b_blanchard Mar 21, 2018

For me, the pace of the book is slow and there are a lot of characters and places to keep track of. However, once I got into it, it was really good! A definite read for those who love fantasy and Victoria Aveyard'so Red Queen series.

Feb 05, 2018

I was disappointed with the first book but I still decided to read the second book hoping for a good sequel. I should have known that it would be the same as the first book. Arsinoe, Mirabella, and Katharine have now switched positions regarding how they feel about killing each other. There was a lot of unnecessary detail and story that did not need to be added into the book. I figured that at the end of the book I would know who was the queen but I never found out. The end of the book revealed a large plot twist and made me very confused. I have heard that there will be a third book and that there are prequels but I think that I will stop reading the series. Rating- 3.5/5
- @readit12 of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

I really don’t know how to feel about this series. The pace has been a big problem for me, and the series should have been a mere duology. I’m not necessarily sure if I’m going to continue on with the next installment because things wrapped up pretty well in this one. For all those acquainted with Mirabella, Katherine and Arsinoe from Three Dark Crowns, they are going to be unrecognizable at the beginning of this novel. Katherine is the “evil, powerful” one Mirabella once used to be, and Arsinoe is the new Mirabella when it comes to her wanting to save her sisters and not kill them. Slowly, they all return to their normal selves except Katherine, and I still have no clue what happened to her. To be honest, this was a boring book and not much more than that! The ending was predictable and once again left me confused as to what, exactly, is left? Rating 2.5/5
- @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

ArapahoeSusanW Jan 16, 2018

Blake is the real deal with this follow up to Three Dark Crowns. The saga continues as the triplets continue to grapple for the right to rule their island kingdom.

Dec 03, 2017

This was DEFINITELY better and more fast paced than the first book. The ending was a bit of a cliff hanger however it sort of works out since I am really anticipating the next book. To be totally honest i expected this to flop since it’s the second book and i wasn’t too happy with the first one.

Not only was this steady paced but it gives more insight to the queens themselves instead of their background, purpose and crew. We learned a juicy bit of info about Arsinoe in the first book and believe me it DOES come up again. We learn juicy bits about EVERYONE in this installment. I really enjoyed the way this was set up with the flicking back and forth between all three queens. Normally, that isn’t my thing but it really worked out well in this case. If you muscled through the first book, didnt really love it but are still curious about what happens DEFINITELY read this one. I would have regretted giving up on this story if I only had the first book to go off of.

LoganLib_Kirra Nov 28, 2017

One Dark Throne (sequel to Three Dark Crowns) is an impressive journey that turns everything from the first book upside down. I can gladly say this one was filled with just as much action, if not more, than the first book! I also have to praise it well because I haven't read a book like this in one sitting in a really long time but it was just too good to put down so I read it from start to finish and sat there all shocked after the last page. One Dark Throne really got character development right for me because these girls have all changed drastically and I really didn't expect many of the events that happened. I was also very happy because the action started early on in the book so all throughout it was such a speedy read and nothing felt like it was under or over-explained.

samdog123 Nov 14, 2017

A good resolution to this dark, dystopian tale. Three young queens and sisters must battle to the death for the crown, using their special powers to defeat each other. I loved all the characters, but identified most with Arsinoe and Mirabella. Katerine is pure evil. You won't soon forget the characters in this story. I wish there were a continuation to the series, but this is the second and last one. Well worth your time.

Nov 13, 2017

What a ride.

It was definitely hard to put this down and I only did because I had other things to do. The world is interesting.

That ending was sad but... weirdly appropriate.

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Jun 11, 2018

"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.

In this enthralling sequel to Kendare Blake’s New York Times bestselling Three Dark Crowns, Fennbirn’s deadliest queens must face the one thing standing in their way of the crown: each other."



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