Book Review- Three Dark Crowns

Note- for the time being I am no longer adding photos of the books to my posts as it is not aligning in the way I want it to.

The first time I saw this book was when my friend was reading it at school. I was intrigued but didn’t get round to reading it until a bit later. I absolutely loved it and  would recommend it to just about anyone.

Before a queen dies, she gives birth to three triplet princesses- the elemental, the poisoner and the naturalist. They grow up separated until their sixteenth birthdays- from then on they have to hone the skills they grew up mastering and fight to the death for the throne.

Twisted in the midst of lies and mistakes, the current princesses are forced to give up what is left of the affection towards their sisters and go in for the kill.

The order of the series as of December 2018 is:

  • Three Dark Crowns
  • One Dark Throne
  • Two Dark Reigns


Book Review- Heartless

heartlessThe saddest kind of book is when you already know it’s a sad ending, and we all know the Queen of Hearts. But what was her story before she became the tyrant she is known as today?

Lady Catherine Pinkerton is a sweet young girl with a dream to open a bakery with her best friend and maid Mary Ann. But when the King of Hearts tries to propose to her, her life changes. She doesn’t want to be married to the giggly, coward of a king! As she hides away from his affections, she falls for the king’s entertainer, Jest. Her mother and father, however, are adamant to her fantasies and care not for her dreams or happiness. As the faint-hearted king makes no attempt to save the village of Hearts from the beastly Jabberwock, Cath finally decides she’s had enough. She runs away to the warring city of Chess with Jest, in search of a new life. But things go wrong on the way, and in her Heart she knows she cannot escape the fate that waits her.

Murderer, Martyr, Monarch, Mad.

This book is absolutely heartbreaking. It ripped me to pieces by how sad it was. It really gives a new perspective on the Queen of Hearts and her life before her fearful rule, and what caused it.

I would recommend this to anyone at all, it’s so good.

Book Review- The Potion Diaries

The Potion Diaries No. 1

This wonderful book by Amy Alward captures the life of a feisty young potion maker’s apprentice.

Samantha Kemi and her family are struggling to hold up their small potions business, as their rivals ZoroAster megapharma company flourish under the favour of the public.

But when the Princess of Nova accidentally takes the potion that was supposed to be for her crush, Samantha has a chance to redeem herself at the Wilde Hunt for the ingredients of the antidote to the serious illness. Above that, her dashing opponent, Zain Aster, will also be compering and social media will be tracing her every move. Well, no pressure, then.

Perfect for lovers of adventure-romance YA.


Book Review- Percy Jackson

the lighning thiefI really loved this book!  The humour was overwhelming- my sides ached after reading the contents page!

The story is based around Greek Mythology and Percy, a troubled boy with ADHD and living with his repulsive stepfather and sweet but intimidated mum,  is imaginably surprised when he finds out he’s the son of a Greek god. As he embarks on a draining and exciting quest, he makes firm friends, but can he give Zeus back his lightning bolt before a WAR OF THE GODS ERUPTS?

This book was absolutely stunning. Anyone who hasn’t read it hasn’t lived. There is a whole series of these books just waiting for you to crack up over!