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Two Dark Reigns

(Three Dark Crowns #3)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  31,849 ratings  ·  3,424 reviews
One Crowned, Two Exiled, A Revolution Rising.

The battle has been fought, blood has been spilt and a queen has been crowned, but not all are happy with the outcome.

Katharine, the poisoner queen, has been crowned and is trying to ignore the whispers that call her illegitimate, undead, cursed.

Mirabella and Arsinoe have escaped the island of Fennbirn, but how long before the i
Paperback, 447 pages
Published October 4th 2018 by Pan MacMillan (first published September 4th 2018)
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Lapisqueen1 I understand where you are coming from, and why it can be stressful waiting for a new sequel to come out, but you have to understand that the author i…moreI understand where you are coming from, and why it can be stressful waiting for a new sequel to come out, but you have to understand that the author is working really really hard to give you a good book series. Maybe you should try thinking about it in the author's perspective. :)(less)
Phoebe Nope, I love Katharine too, I find all the other girls' story dull and I really hate Jules. I hate her sooooo much, I really just want her to die. …moreNope, I love Katharine too, I find all the other girls' story dull and I really hate Jules. I hate her sooooo much, I really just want her to die. (less)
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Jun 30, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Cindy ✩☽♔
OMG...the madness

Like it's predecessors, I consumed this book.

Just to change it up, I'll do character rankings rather than just sister rankings.

Character Rankings:
Katharine ≈ Arsinoe > Billy ≈ Mirabella ≈ Pietyr > Jules >>> Emilia

First off, congratulations to Mirabella and Jules for stepping out of the role of my least favorite character(s). But it's not much of a surprise when Emilia Vatros is literally one of the most annoying, over-bearing characters of this entire series.

She acts as thoug
Wren (fablesandwren)

Side Note: Do you think Kendare Blake named the books to confuse us?

01: Three Dark Crowns
02: One Dark Throne
03: Two Dark Reigns

Makes me curious to what the fourth book is going to be called LOL

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I don't think anyone understands how excited I am for this book. This series is the first book I see when I walk into my apartment, I literally have dreamed the story-line multiple times because I just theorize what is going to happen in my off-time, and I am pretty sure I am obsessed-
Nadhira Satria
The devil works hard but Kendare blake works harder.


This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription

“Some people leave too much space behind when they are gone.”

🌟 To be honest, book extensions usually suck and I was skeptical when I went into this one. I was afraid that it will be slow and nothing much will happen in it… Turned out I was right!!

🌟 The series was going in the right direction in book 2, it was a good improvement on book 1 but this once again, felt like a debut to me! This series was supposedly a duol
Feb 25, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
~ 2.25 stars ~

Buddy read with human, three books down, one left to go! :)

I don’t understand how the first two books are considered better than this one. Because first off, not only did stuff actually happen here, but there also was worldbuilding which is literally all I’ve ever wanted from this book. No, actually, there are a lot of things I want, but I’ll just settle for this one improvement.

But of course, it still wasn’t that great. Still an unfathomable amount of plot holes that drive me
April (Aprilius Maximus)
*.) Queens of Fennbirn ★★★★
1.) Three Dark Crowns ★★★★
2.) One Dark Throne ★★★★
3.) Two Dark Reigns ★★★.5


Definitely my least favourite in the series so far. Nothing really happened in this one until the very end and the rest of the book was pretty slow. I can't wait to see how the story wraps up in the final book though! I really don't know how they're going to get out of this with a happy ending!
Sep 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars

Before reading Two Dark Reigns, the previous two books in this series were decent. I liked them enough but I didn't love them. I liked the world the series takes place in as well as the magic and lore behind it. The character themselves were also complex and interesting given the circumstances they were in. However, I felt like there was something missing from them. I hoped that Two Dark Reigns would rectify the problems I had.

And it did in the best way possible.

Two Dark Reigns is an impr
Aug 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pre-review: OMG (view spoiler) I can't wait!

Secondly, allow me to pimp my Three Dark Crowns fanart:

Aug 30, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Woah, it took me forever to get through this book. Don't ask why... I guess life just got in the way, then I lost my reading motivation a bit, then I had to slip in one of my favourites because...well, reasons...I really don't know. LE SIGH.
Anyway. This one couldn't grip me as much as the first two did but I think that also was due to my "kind of slump" half way through. So, I'm giving it a solid 3 stars and am definitely looking forward to reading the conclusion of this series.


I just reali
 ••Camila Roy••
Not a big fan of this one unfortunately :(
Tomoe Hotaru
19 Apr. '19
My other reviews for:
Three Dark Crowns | One Dark Throne | Five Dark Fates

In response to my pre-read review (included at the end of this review for posterity): Yes, the tagline was indeed referring to Katharine and Jules.

Before we get into the meat of my review, I just want to make clear that I do recommend this series, particularly for teen readers who love fantasy.
I'm purely reviewing this from my perspective as an adult reader who still generally enjoys the coming-of-age and se

WARNING: This review contains spoilers for the previous two books of the series.

This series honestly just keeps getting better. It's so dark and twisted now! I was not expecting such fantastically macabre things from a ya fantasy about competitive queens.

So the third book opens with a mini history lesson, which was fun. I love when we get dark pasts that affect the present. That historical thread was probably one of my favourite aspects of this novel. It made the whole story level up a
Carmen Allegra Alves
What I want from this book: for Madrigal to die please :)
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reread 20.10.2019
I did not remember that this ended like this. I’m so glad I have the final book waiting for me on my bookshelf. I’m loving this series so much that I really hope the ending is satisfying.

First read 12.9.2018
Um excuse me how dare you end it like that? Me probably gonna die here slowly while I’m waiting for the last book to come out.
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It took me a week to finish this book, because it couldn’t keep me interested. 😁 It was ok, but the action was a little bit confusing. I’m really curious how the fourth book is gonna be. Because the title of the fourth book gives nothing. I mean... so far, I understood why there was a pattern: 1st book - 3 queens fighting for the crown; 2nd book - 1 crowned queen; 3rd book 2 queens fighting but the last book has a 5 in its title. 5 queens? Impossible... 4 yeah... considering that Jules is now co ...more
Cortney LaScola Hornyak -  The Bookworm Myrtle Beach
I really enjoyed this one! I was annoyed with the last one, but the ending sucked me in, so I've had Two Dark Reigns on my TBR pile forever, but I think this was my favorite one! I felt like it was easier to read and keep track of everyone? Anyway, excited to real the final book! ...more
Sep 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: royalty
So much happened, definitely much better than the second book.

review to come.
Well, that was disappointing. I feel like I'm pushing at this 3 stars cause I didn't hate it but it also didn't really do much for me...

(view spoiler)
Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
That was a bit crazy of an ending that leads up to the next book. I feel like this one moved a bit slower than the previous books. The blue queen and the mist aspects added a lot to the series because they add more mystery and is just intriguing. So Katharine is becoming more aggressive in her reign than the previous two books because of the dead sisters/queens. Arsinoe has a lot going on with her dreams in this one that is way more interesting than in previous books, but she frustrated me in th ...more
Natalie  ~ The Biblioholic
Three Dark Crowns - ★★★★★
One Dark Throne - ★★★★★

Here I am, at the end of this book, and I have even more questions than I started with. This author does an incredible job of giving answers and creating situations that warrant more. Characters I couldn't care less about have now become people I'm rooting for. How the heck does that happen??? And why do I always cheer on the 'bad guys'??? And will there be a way to defeat the Mist without sacrificing my beloved??? The first half of the story was s
I enjoyed this book BUT I will say I find this series kind of dragging on? I don't think it needed to be 4 books, but that is just my opinion.

Sister Ranking:
Katherine> Mirabella = Arisnoe

If you've read my other reviews of this series you know I've been a Katherine die-hard from the beginning which is why she is ranked #1, but I will say I almost put Mirabella there. All the sisters are levelling up to each other in my eyes, which is a good thing for the series.

some spoilers below

Katherine is
Aug 06, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I’m happy.
Feb 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: released-2018
While some of the plot points felt a bit inconsequential and unnecessary to me in the long run, this was such a nice next installment to the series and featured a lot of beloved characters, mystery the mythological aspects I've come to love from these books. Also I'm patting my own shoulder for holding back on reading this once because I now only have to wait six more months for the conclusion.

* * *

And next on "Let's pray I haven't forgotten too many of the happenings of the previous books beca
Lara (Bookish_turtle)
GUYS THE COVER!!! It fits in so well wit the others in the series and it looks so dark and mysterious. I can't wait to read it! ...more
lauren ❀
Three Dark Crowns ★★★
One Dark Throne★★★★


I am so glad I decided to buy the last one before reading this because I would not be able to wait.

AND to anyone who decided not to continue the series because the first book was a disappointment, I completely understand but it gets so much better!

I loved this book almost as much as the second. Although there is not as much going on in this one, I still enjoyed it so much. The second book was action-packed, but this o
Note: I had first read the English text before I read the Chinese translation.

PS: just look at the ass-kicking Taiwanese version book cover!

English review:

Rating: 3.8 stars.

Outline of the story: After a bloody battle over the crown, the youngest of the three queenly sisters, Katharine the poisoner queen, was now Queen Crowned, with her two older sisters vanished and losing their claims to the throne, she could finally sit back and enjoy her new-found powe
Shaun Hutchinson
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