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 August 2018

51JGlve9rKL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

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Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

 

 

 

515bwcoTZEL._SX330_BO1,204,203,200_Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay by Mira Kirshenbaum

 

 

 

 

Update: Starting this month my book reviews will be changing, again. I’m still experiencing the problem of reading books faster than I can review them so reviews will be even shorter! Short, sweet, and concise is what I’m going for, hopefully it works out!

As Always:

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Changes to Book Reviews

Acrylic Chrysanthemum & Carnations 1.1I’ve decided to do my book and graphic novel reviews differently. Like everyone else, I am strapped for time. And there is no reason to spend a ton of time writing lengthy reviews that none of you have time to read. So we are going to keep things short and sweet:

Reviews will be in a format of things I liked for a max total possible being 10.

Books that I really enjoyed will have high scores of 8-10 things that I loved. So-so books will be around 5 to 7. And books that I don’t really care for will rank below 5.

Each review will consist of a list of 10 things or less that I really liked about the novel and why.

I read books and graphic novels for entertainment purposes. I find enjoyment and pleasure from them and wish to continue to experience those joys by sharing what I liked about them, not what I didn’t. So please don’t expect or ask for a list of things I hated about a certain book/novel. Not here to shit talk, just here to share what I liked.

Hoping that with this new format I will be able to review books as fast as I read them!

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Book Reviews

Bubble Trial 3Considering that my most favorite hobby is reading I decided to blog my thoughts about the books I read. I will always give a brief non-spoiler summary of the book, I will then go into my overall thoughts, favorite scenes and/or characters but I will highlight that area as a possible spoiler zone. I would never want to intentionally “ruin” a book for someone.

So what can you expect on my reading list? Just like my taste in music, my taste in books tend to be a grab-bag, a lot of it depends on my mood, and also my intentions. I sometimes read to learn, to escape, to get another perspective, to feel, and/or to have fun. Pretty typical genres for me would be fantasy, fiction, non-fiction, historical fiction, young adult, mangas, comics, romance, and sci-fi. If I had to pick my most favorite genre it would be a hard choice between young adult and historical fiction. I love historical fiction for satisfying my want of learning while usually getting romance and a fun escape from reality.

As for my other top genre, I’ve gotten teased about liking young adult and all I have to say is don’t knock it until you’ve tried it! Alright, I understand that young adult isn’t for everyone but I really, really enjoy this genre. One of the biggest reasons why is because I’ve found that young adult novels bring up some pretty serious, tough, and sometimes completely fucked-up things in such a way that I’m not depressed reading through the whole book. Being an empath, I tend to feel deeply for others and yes, when I read I get so caught up that I feel for the characters. I cry with them, laugh with them, and get vicariously embarrassed because of them (hate that!). So while I realize that true life can be cruel, unforgiving, heartbreaking, and tragic and I expect all novels to touch upon these in some way, I don’t want to be reading a novel and feeling hopeless and depressed through the whole thing. I believe that the young adult genre has a nice balance of simple fun bantering between characters, a blossoming romance, overall humor, and character depth while still bringing up tough, worthwhile subjects. Ultimately I find most young adult novels to be fun, enjoyable, interesting, and quick reads so expect a lot of reviews from that genre here.

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