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5 Twisted Things about Kendare Blake’s “Two Dark Reigns”

“Two Dark Reigns” Three Dark Crowns Book 3

by Kendare Blake

Nikki’s Rating: 5 out of 10

Summary: Katherine is queen and Mirabell and Arsinoe have left the island, abdicating the throne. But the Goddess is not happy. The mist that used to protect the island from outsiders is now rising up and brutally slaughtering innocents. Is it because Katherine is Undead? Does it have anything to do with the nightmares about the Blue Queen that Arsinoe has been having? Or is it because Jules, Legion Cursed and not of the Queensblood, is calling herself “Queen” and leading a rebellion against Katherine?


5 Twisted Things about Kendare Blake’s “Two Dark Reigns”

(May Contain Spoilers)

1. The Dark Side

Kendare Blake’s Three Dark Crowns series is pretty dark for a young adult book series. And I mean dark! Queens stabbing children, rotting corpses, blood splattering over everyone. This is not a Disney story!

2. Powers

Have a mentioned that people have powers in this world?! On the Island, there are Elementals, Naturalists, Poisoners, Seers, etc. If you are a mainlander, sucks to be you, you are just human.

3. Mists of Avalon… on crack

Mist surrounding and hiding a mythical island where there is magic and the goddess is worshipped… sounds familiar. The twist though is that this mist is rising up and killing innocent people, and rather gruesomely. Again, this book series is a bit dark.

4. Three Dark Crowns World

This world is very intriguing to me. Mythical island with inhabitants that have magic. Triplet queens are born every generation and 2 of them must perish and 1 must rule. Mist that protected island is now murderous against its people… so many mysteries, need to know more!!!

5. Arsinoe

And for whatever reason, I adore Arsinoe! She is just so sweet and innocent in a way. I hope she will be able to live happily-ever-after with Billy in the near future!

What are your favorite things about Kandare Blake’s “Two Dark Reigns”?


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Book Reviews of 2018

Young Adult Books

Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas:

Empire of Storms

Tower of Dawn

Kingdom of Ash

Caraval Series by Stephanie Garber:

Caraval

Legendary
Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi:

Shatter Me

Unravel Me

Ignite Me

Restore Me

Self-Help Books

Romance Novels

Lords of the Underworld series by Gena Showalter:

Into the Dark

After Dark

The Darkest Torment

The Darkest Promise

Non-Fiction

Historical Fiction


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Book Reviews of November 2018

After Dark by Gena Showalter and Kait Ballenger

The Darkest Promise by Gena Showalter

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An Environmentally-Friendly Holiday Season

Each Holiday Season, the US produces one million tons of extra garbage a week.

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, we use enough ribbon to wrap the whole planet. Endless paper, plastic wrap, and cardboard are used simply shipping items from manufacturer to sellers, to buyers. Now add in possible shipping from buyer to gift recipient plus the gift wrapping: the bows, ribbon, envelopes, cards, tape… etc.

Read the ideas below for ways to create less trash and give everyone the gift of an environmentally-friendly Holiday Season:

Go Paperless.

Help save the environment and wish loved ones Happy Holidays with an Amazon eGiftCard.

Tissue Paper.

A gift is easily placed in a gift bag and then the bag is overflowingly stuffed with tissue paper creating so much unnecessary trash!

The point of wrapping is to allow the gift to be a surprise and only a few pieces of tissue paper is needed for this.

Choice 1: Use a single piece of tissue paper to wrap around each item (or a small group of items) placed in the gift bag. This allows the items to be concealed if there is some pre-Xmas “peaking”.

Choice 2: Place item(s) in the gift bag and place 1-2 pieces of tissue paper over the top and tucked into the sides of the item(s) to cover them.

Choice 3: Use drawstring gift bags, no tissue paper needed!

Reusable Bags.

If you must wrap, wrap using bags! Wrapping paper cannot be reused but gift bags can.

Make the bag a gift as well. Christmas themed drawstring gift bags and reusable grocery bags are perfect for wrapping.

Santa’s Sack.

If you have little children, you can have all of “Santa’s Gifts” in a large Santa Sack. All the gifts can be inside, unwrapped, with small gift tags on them. This way, the gifts are still a pleasant surprise and Santa gets to be eco-friendly.

Or Better Yet… Don’t Wrap Gifts, Period.

I am an adult child and I can tell you that no child cares what a gift is wrapped in! Wrap it in toilet paper and they will still be overjoyed that you got them the latest gadget. And hopefully, no reasonable adult would turn their nose up at an unwrapped gift.

Knowing that someone took the time to think about you and that they spent their time and energy in getting you something, is a gift in itself. Fuck the wrapping.

This Holiday Season, take the time to notice what you waste. If you can find alternatives, use an eco-friendly or recycled product to replace it, or better yet, cut out trash where you can. Please pass this message along to others and let’s try our best to be environmentally friendly when gift-giving!

Season Blessings,

Nikki Page

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Book Reviews of October 2018

Book Reviews of October 2018

Attached:  The New Science of Adult Attachment and How it Can Help You Find -And Keep- Love by Amir Levine and Rachel S.F. Heller41jqaseWDkL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_

51nyS4ictWL._SX326_BO1,204,203,200_Ignite Me: Shatter Me Book 3 by Tahereh Mafi

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Running on Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect by Jonice Webb, PhD with Christine Musello, PsyD

 

Restore Me: Shatter Me Book 4 by Tahereh Mafi41qA7M5LzGL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_

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First They Killed My Father: a daughter of Cambodia remembers by Loung Ung

 

51jbDr01MyL._SX314_BO1,204,203,200_The Darkest Torment: Lords of the Underworld Book 12 by Gena Showalter