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Broken Crowns

(The Internment Chronicles #3)

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  1,174 ratings  ·  165 reviews
War rages everywhere and Morgan is caught in the middle in the haunting conclusion of The Internment Chronicles, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Chemical Garden trilogy.

The city is falling out of the sky

Morgan always thought it was just a saying. A metaphor. The words of the dying. But as they look up at the floating island that was their home, Pen and
ebook, 272 pages
Published March 22nd 2016 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Katherine Downey Yes, this is definitely the final installment in the trilogy. There are a couple novellas that also go with the story though.
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May 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I went into Broken Crowns with joy and trepidation. The thought of being reunited with old friends like Morgan, Pen and Basil made me giddy with happiness, but that was curtailed by the realization that this is the final installment in the trilogy. Picking up where Burning Kingdom's left of, the wars on the surface between Havalais and Dastor continue while King Ingram plunders Internment, who's own King is powerless to stop it.

When Pen inform's Morgan that their home in the sky is slowly
After the ending in book two, I was quite eager to see how it was all going to end. While this book was good, it wasn't even close to what I was expecting.

I've liked Morgan from the beginning and that didn't change here. My favorite has always been Basil and I absolutely adore him. Their relationship is {for me} one of the best parts of this story and I was a little disappointed to see that it felt like a place holder plot line. Obviously everything between them {including what happened in book
Feb 13, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars
Dec 23, 2015 rated it did not like it
(A couple plot points from first 2 books revealed, but nothing that would surprise you)

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What is a... book?" I ask. The word sounds strange.
Baelem smiles. "They were like your Screens, but made of paper from trees," he answers.

I have to make a choice: whether my love for Anthem is more important than the rebellion.

"But what about The System?" I whisper. "They want to keep us
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Even though after the first book I was kind of expecting it, I feel really let down with this series ender. I found the plot messy and without structure and everything just felt kind of rushed in a way that wasnt wholly believable.

I will say though the thing that annoyed me the most was the lack of world building in this ENTIRE series because in the first book the author managed to introduce us to a really intriguing world and people, I
Nov 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Another trilogy I finally finished. It feels great. I had Perfect Ruin for over 3 years and haven't read it. And when I was able to get Burning Kingdoms and Broken Crowns on sale, I took a chance and read them. And here we are, done with the trilogy. And I'm glad I read them. It's an enjoyable trilogy with it's flaws. I know there are some people who might find flaws with it, but overall, it's a good trilogy. Not perfect, but good.

Broken Crowns is a good book. After what happened in
carolina ☾
I can't say i'm satysfied with this ending. Sure, it was nice but this series had potencial for so much more and my favorite character, Judas, wasn't in 98% of this book . He was merely used to cause disdain between Morgan and Basil and that was it for him. I'm not pleased by this. Also Basil bored me to death and Morgan was stucked in the Interment even when she was on earth. But Azure was a plesure to read.
In fact, of this series,it feels to me, the only book worth reading is the first one.
3.5/5 stars

Broken Crowns is the final book in The Internment Chronicles trilogy. There will be some spoilers from the first two books.

This trilogy is narrated by Morgan, a teenage girl from Internment (the floating kingdom in the sky). She and her friends left their home and went to the ground (as they call it).

This book picks up right where the last book left off. On the ground there is still a war between the kingdoms of Havalais and Dastor. There is still no word from Internment (floating
Erin Arkin
Feb 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series
Broken Crowns, the final book of the Internment Chronicles by Lauren DeStefano, is a book I was both looking forward to but also dreading. I really enjoy this series and I am horrible with final books in a series mostly because I dont want the good ones to end. On the other hand, of course I want to know all the things soit is a balance.

The story picks back up shortly after Burning Kingdoms and we get to dive back into the world of the main characters, Morgan, Pen, Basil, and the rest of the
Vicky Marie
Mar 20, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
This was a lot better than book 2, but I still can't help feeling disappointed. It was too rushed, too lacking of any satisfaction. You know how in Eclipse the vampires are planning to fight the newborns, but instead of seeing the awesome battle we're stuck with Bella, her undead boyfriend, and a dog in a damn tent? Yeah, that was what happened here. Something major occurs down in Havalais, but instead of witnessing it firsthand we have to wait up in Internment alongside Morgan.

Battle. Tent.
Aug 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Lauren DeStefano could write a grocery list and I would give it 5 stars. The end of the book leaves things open for a totally new series and I hope this is the direction she goes in some day. 80% done with the book and I just about had a heart attack. I would love to have seen more from Judas, but maybe that's for another series. Thank you Edelweiss for the ARC!!!
Ashley Owens
Apr 26, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Alejandra Zambrano
Oct 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It was a really good book, It kept you wanting to read more each chapter and you were able to see the changes each character went through.
*Source* Publisher
*Genre* Young Adult, Dystopian
*Rating* 3.0

*MY Thoughts*

Broken Crowns is the third and final installment in The Internment Chronicles by author Lauren DeStefano. The story picks up right where Burning Kingdoms left off. The trilogy has been told in the first person narrative by Morgan Stockhour, a resident of the floating city of Internment. Morgan has discovered that sometimes, things aren't necessarily greener on the other side.

*Full Review Posted @ Gizmos Reviews 03/22/2016*
Feb 15, 2015 marked it as to-read
That cover got me like

Hannah (The Curiouser & Curiouser)
Updated: 6/3/16

Rating: 4 Stars

Whenever I finish a book/series, I have this habit of reading other people's reviews after I finish it. This is partly because now that I know what happens and cannot be spoiled, I want to read why people both did/did not like the book/series, and be able to read their points and arguments and possibly counter them in my own review, and partly because I'm super nosy.

This is one of those times where I look at this book and read not-so-great reviews, and just have to
Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'm sad to see this series end, but I anticipate the next literary wonder from Lauren Destefano. Everything I've read of hers has been s favorite of mine. I've cried with her, laughed with her, and felt loss with her through her realistic and complex characters.
This was the final installment of the Internment Chronicles. I waited and eagerly anticipated each book's release, and I had to wait several months longer than I would've wished to get this book into my hands. The Chemical Garden trilogy
Nov 25, 2015 rated it did not like it
I am very conflicted over either I like the last book of the trilogy or not...
I don't usually write as much about a book, but I had to share my opinion... because I had so much hope for this trilogy.
Unfortunately, it turned out not as good as I would've hope. I've never been this deceived by a book/trilogy that started so interesting.
Either I really didn't understand all the subtleties throughout the trilogy, or there are some major flaws in the plot line.
Maybe I'm getting too old, but I felt
Jenny Clark
I absolutely loved this series, and this book was really really awesome!
This series had none of the issues of The Chemical Garden- All the characters here were fully realized, the plot was very quick moving and the relationships felt real.
I love Pen and Morgan's friendship, they are the best friends everyone hopes they can be and find and it is not always roses for them, but they stick together and stay friends. Even knowing they are going to be going their separate ways, they know they will
Jan 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Jan 08, 2018 rated it did not like it
Im so mad. I read this whole series. WHY? Ill tell you why. Its a great premise. Amazing idea. TERRIBLE STUPID STORY AND I MAKE BAD DECISIONS. ...more
This was a solid read. I think I might have enjoyed it more if I had read it closer to when it had been released, but overall I'm glad I finished out this trilogy.
Jan 21, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wonder how many daughters and sisters and mothers wrote the stories that never made it onto paper.

We started with Perfect Ruin, a slow moving, but ultimately lovely novel about a magical floating island in the sky and the people who wish to see the world below. Burning Kingdom then comes onto the scene as we see how the world is from down below. Andnothing really happens. Absolutely nothing. But there must be an end. And with this trilogy, Broken Crowns is meant to bring us a satisfying
Nov 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What do you do when both kings love their country, to the point of taking drastic measures such as MURDER to keep their home the way it's always been? "Broken Crowns" picks up where "Burning Kingdoms" left off- Morgan and her friends who escaped to the ground are realizing the horrors of two combating kingdoms and everyone is trying to plan how to remedy the situation. I really didn't care for the second book, and I didn't think I would ever finish this one-it was SO slow moving but the turning ...more
May 03, 2016 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars. Lauren DeStefano is one of my favorite writers. All of her books, even this one, have some of the most stunning words I've ever read...poetry really! Sadly, the plot didn't hold for me in this final installment. The best parts were with Morgan and Pen or Morgan and Basil, but aside from them--it was hard to stay interested. The problem for me was that there were too many supporting characters (Nim, Celeste etc.) who I did not care about no matter how hard I tried. Book 1 was ...more
Halley Hopson
Dec 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
I don't remember enough details of the second book in this trilogy to explain why I didn't like it; perhaps I just wasn't in the right mood for it at the time.

Regardless, I actually very much enjoyed this conclusion to the trilogy. Not quite as much as the first, but I found myself interested in all of the politics between Internment and the ground. I enjoyed the characters, I still really like the love interest, and I found myself caring much more for the prince than I did before.

I still
Nov 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, sci-fi
I was surprised by the ending! There are still unanswered questions, dilemmas I am hoping will be addressed in a fourth book!!??? The concept of the floating world of Morgan and Basil and the grounded earth of Prince Azure and his sister are reminders of the classic tale, "Gulliver's Travels". I enjoyed this idea, along with the characters that were in each setting. We can all appreciate a loyalty to our part of the earth, that we may think our way of life is the best way, and then will be truly ...more
Geri Winney
Maybe if the entire trilogy was presented as a single book it would have been more something. Maybe not. It just felt like a whole lot of nothing. I felt nothing for the characters. I felt nothing for their struggles. I felt nothing for their loses. Nothing for their victories. It was all just words. There was one literal second in the final book that made me gasp out loud because something actually happened, but even that was a false alarm. The very next line you know it didn't actually happen. ...more
Jun 25, 2016 rated it it was ok
I was not in love with the first book in the series but for whatever reason, this book kept coming around in my queue to read and I didn't realize until I cracked it last night that it's book three of the Internment series which clearly didn't interest me though I gave it a shot. Again, because I didn't get into the first one then obviously didn't read the second one, I followed along because DeStefano's writing is seamless in this way to know what was happening, but again, either the storyline ...more
Kassandra Patti
Mar 12, 2015 rated it did not like it

I couldn't get back into this book. I'm a huge fan of Destefanos stuff but after waiting for this book the characters were all new to me. I had enjoyed the trilogy when I got my hands on the two first ones I was finishing them in a sitting or even two of it was an off day but the second I got this one and started it I completely forgot who the people where. They weren't memorable enough for me .
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