Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake | Waiting on Wednesday

Howdy, folks!

I know I haven't done an official "Waiting on Wednesday" post in a while, so I thought I would bring it back to the blog. There are a ton of books that I am really anticipated for, and some of the release dates are right around the corner, so I wanted to share one with you all today.

The book for this week is.....

THREE DARK CROWNS by Kendare Blake

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Is there anything special about this book that you are looking forward to?

The entire synopsis hooked me. Three sisters, all fighting with different powers and abilities, and only one of them can survive. It reminds me of THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins because of the "fight-to-the-death" piece. Honestly, I actually enjoy the "fight-to-the-death" trope because a lot more can be "on the line" in these kinds of books. Can you be anymore extreme than an author who dangles their character's lives in front of the reader AND we know that going into the book?

Through the story aspect as well, I think the actual fight itself reveals a lot more about the characters. I don't know a lot about this book, but I imagine that we get to know the sisters before the fight begins. The way that the characters fight and even handle the idea of fighting can speak volumes about who they are. I can't wait to see that!

Not to mention: two of the sisters are FAKING their powers! This might be my favorite piece of the synopsis, because it adds so much more dimension to the story! I'm so excited and extremely nervous to see how this plays out. I was already hooked on the beginning piece, and to have this added into the equation means that I am going to be on a wild ride from start to finish.

How did you hear of this book? From a Goodreads Search, Blogger Buddies, Twitter, etc.?
Jess over at a Princessica of Books recommended this to me, but I actually had this book on my TBR for a while before that interaction! I think Hannah over at Irish Banana had sent out a blog tour invitation with this book on it, and it looked really interesting!

Have you read any of the author's works before?
Nope! I can see on Goodreads that she has published other books, but I haven't read them. I know a lot of other bloggers have read them and they enjoyed them, but I think I'm going to save those for the Halloween season. :)

What do you think about the cover? What about the title?

The cover is simple, stunning, and captivating. I recorded a BookTube video a while ago (it's not live yet!) where I was talking about book covers. I said: "If you have to have a black cover for a book, pair it with gold! It makes the book stand out & look very sophisticated & interesting." For this cover in particular though, I love how each of the crowns looks different, and is likely representing the three sisters.

I like the title as well -- I can't really describe this well but the addition of DARK in the title adds mystery to the story. I haven't even read the book and I'm already wondering how far the siblings will go -- will they actually try to kill each other for power, or will they fight back against the system that encouraged it? I think it perfectly encapsulates that there is a conflict going on, that it has to do with royalty, and that it can have extreme consequences for those involved and those who are spectating. How will it play out for the two sisters who are faking their powers? I have absolutely no idea!

When is the release date for this book? Do you think you can wait that long to read it?

This book comes out on September 20th. I'll probably go and read it at my library, if they buy a copy! I don't necessarily have the money to spend on books anymore -- or I'll wait until I can find it in the bookstore near me for a slightly cheaper price.

What do you think of this week's pick? What are you waiting on? Let me know in the comments below!

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