I got this book in an Owlcrate subscription box and I loved reading it so much. I read it around Halloween of 2016 (yeah I’m posting this late oops) and it definitely fit the atmosphere. It wasn’t a long read by any means and I can’t wait for the next book to come out.
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.
So I’m not going to write a lot for this book because there isn’t really much for me to say. I am going to include some of my favorite quotes because why not.
This book follows three sisters and the chapters are told from each sister’s perspective. The swapping of POV never became confusing because of how different the sisters were to each other. Each sister has a unique personality and distinct traits that make each of them likable and dislikable at the same time. Because of this, I couldn’t choose which sister I wanted to root for.
The story wasn’t unbelievable while it was also unpredictable (I’m talking about the ending because omg what) (no spoilers, though, I promise). There were twists and turns throughout the novel that made me as the reader think but they weren’t something that would never happen in a real situation.
I know this one is short but I would recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy novels and doesn’t mind switching POV’s every chapter. This book is, for the most part, fast-paced and would be an easy read to get out of a book slump.