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One Dark Throne
Contributor(s): Blake, Kendare
ISBN: 0062385461     ISBN-13: 9780062385468
Publisher: Harperteen
    OUR PRICE: $17.09  
Product Type: Hardcover
Published: September 2017
Annotation: Preparing for the queens' sixteenth birthday celebration and navigating the fallout of the Quickening, the sisters reassess their strategic paths to the throne using new understandings of their powers and destinies.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Sisters; Juvenile fiction.
Magic; Juvenile fiction.
Queens; Juvenile fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2017943441
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 10-12, Age 15-18
Series: Three Dark Crowns
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.75" H x 5.75" W x 2.00" (1.16 lbs) 448 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 191852
Reading Level: 4.5   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 14.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2018 Spring)
The triplet queens from [cf2]Three Dark Crowns[cf1] continue their fight for the throne of Fennbirn Island as their respective magical talents grow. Equally important, however, are the complicated networks of family, friends, and political allies each sister sustains. In Blake's second bloody high fantasy, a twisty series of betrayals and back-from-the-brink survivals climaxes as an unexpected sister ascends at the expense of the others. Copyright 2018 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2017 August)

Gr 8 Up—Following up on the events of Three Dark Crowns, Blake brings the queen triplets to their fates as they fight for their lives. While the teen queens deal with suitors and advisors, they must also grapple with the reality of their tasks in killing one another for the ultimate throne. When Katharine seems to gather strength, Mirabella and Arisonoe must determine whether they can work together or if they even should. The author takes the cursed sisters to new exciting heights with a driving plot. A continued detailed development of characters carves out unexpected alliances with Blake's careful manipulation. Readers will appreciate the epic payoff of the first novel in this second installment. The present-tense style throughout underlines the drama of the plot. The large cast of characters may seem overwhelming at times, but each is characterized skillfully. Though Blake describes some violence, the gore is minimal, making this appropriate for a broad range of ages. VERDICT Dark indeed, and exploring themes of loyalty, this is a thrilling sequel with everything from action to romance to entice readers. A strong purchase for YA fantasy shelves.—Abby Hargreaves, D.C. Public Library

Copyright 2017 School Library Journal.