“When kingdom come, there will be one.
In 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.”
-Synopsis taken from Goodreads
Hey guys! Meaghan here with another review! I actually finished this book a few days ago, but just got around to writing the review now!
“No one really wishes to be a queen.”
Stars (Out of 10): 6/10
Overall Thoughts: I quite liked this book, although it was a tad boring/slow in the beginning. The plot really picked up throughout the novel though, and I ended up really enjoying how it ended! I’m extremely curious how everything that happened so fast at the end will be explained later. In addition, I liked the cast of characters we had, and felt each point of view was actually equally interesting, which is not a common trait of multiple POV books.
The Good: I really liked how developed each character was, and how different they all seemed. In addition, we saw how the society and family they were raised in majorly affected their personalities. The ending also shocked me, and I cannot wait to see what this all means for the next book.
The Bad: Not quite what I expected from the whole dark queen war hype, but it’s possible that’s seen in the second book. We also saw a biased amount of POVs for certain characters, as if one queen was favored over the others. There were also portions that seemed a bit boring, and some aspects of the plot that seemed entirely unnecessary or purely for filler plot.
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