Three dark crowns / Kendare Blake.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: 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.
    • Other Titles:
      3 dark crowns.
    • ISBN:
      9780062385437
      0062385437
    • Accession Number:
      2016938986
    • Accession Number:
      ocn933720509
      933720509
    • Accession Number:
      fay.507674
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    • ABNT:
      BLAKE, K. Three dark crowns. [s. l.]: Harperteen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016. ISBN 9780062385437. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.507674. Acesso em: 28 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Blake K. Three Dark Crowns. Harperteen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.507674. Accessed January 28, 2020.
    • APA:
      Blake, K. (2016). Three dark crowns. Harperteen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.507674
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Blake, Kendare. 2016. Three Dark Crowns. Harperteen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.507674.
    • Harvard:
      Blake, K. (2016) Three dark crowns. Harperteen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.507674 (Accessed: 28 January 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Blake, K 2016, Three dark crowns, Harperteen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, viewed 28 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Blake, Kendare. Three Dark Crowns. Harperteen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.507674.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Blake, Kendare. Three Dark Crowns. Harperteen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.507674.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Blake K. Three dark crowns [Internet]. Harperteen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; 2016 [cited 2020 Jan 28]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.507674

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2016 August #1

*Starred Review* "Three Black Witches, all fair to be seen / Two to devour, / And one to be queen." So goes a children's song on the mainland, where the natives cast a suspicious eye to the island of Fennbirn. There several strains of magic run strong, and every generation a set of girl triplets is born to the queen. Each has a different magical ability, and they are separated and raised by a family with matching abilities. When they reach 16, their deadly fight for the crown begins, and the last girl standing becomes the queen until her own set of triplets are born. This year, with the triplets' sixteenth birthday approaching, the clear favorite is Mirabella, a powerful elemental who can manipulate the weather. Her sisters—Katharine, who can make and ingest poisons, and Arsinoe, a naturalist who controls plants and animals—are weak, their powers barely manifested. The outcome of the fight should be obvious, but there are other forces at work here, and the battle is only just beginning. With exquisite world building and luminous detail, this is high fantasy at its best. The magic is fierce and the plot intensely twisted, but at this novel's dark heart beats a story about sisterhood, the unbreakable bonds of family, and ties that bind enough to kill. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2017 Spring

Every generation, royal female triplets are born, each to a different magical tradition. At sixteen, they fight to the death to rule Fennbirn Island. Blake builds a nuanced portrait of each girl, her powers, and her friends as the focus shifts among the heroines. The labyrinthine plot and its surprising twist set up a sequel; readers shouldn't expect resolution here. Copyright 2017 Horn Book Guide Reviews.