Three dark crowns / Kendare Blake (2016 teen fiction, Teen Blake)
On the island of Fennbirn, triplet sisters who each wield a coveted magic skill and claim an equal right to the throne must fight to the death when they turn sixteen for the title of Queen Crowned.
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The Book: The cup and the crown by Diane Stanley
First Impression: The cover is so enticing and pretty with Molly wearing a beautiful gown (so unlike the rags she wore in the first book). I noticed the mysterious raven on the cover of the book also – and I loved the raven’s part in the book. (he was my favorite character)
So Did You Like It? Yes! I read it really fast – all 344 pages.
The Story? Well, this story continues Molly’s adventures. She is not a scullery maid anymore. Now she is a Lady. King Alaric sends her out on a quest to find a loving cup. I have a pretty good feeling that Molly’s adventures have not stopped. There will probably be a 3rd book!
Do you have to read the books in order? Yes! I started reading The cup and the crown and had to return it and get the first book: The Silver Bowl.
Favorite part: When she flies.
Other books by Diane Stanley which the Avon Library owns – which I can’t wait to read:
Mrs. Moody is our Nutmeg Expert Extraordinaire. Let’s find out what she’s been up to:
Q. Hello Mrs. Moody. What have you been reading for the Nutmeg Book Discussion?
A. Where the Mountain meets the Moon. It’s about this girl, Minli, who is trying to find the old man in the moon so that she can bring fortune to her family.
Q. What kinds of things did you do in your book discussion?
A. We ate oolong noodles with chopsticks and we drank green tea and ate swedish fish. We answered round robin trivia based on the book and we had a raffle!
Q. Who is that in the glass bowl?
A. It’s my pet fish – Jeffrey. He was at the booktalk.
Q. Grace Lin is a wonderful author, what other books has she written?
A. She wrote The Year of the Dog, The Year of the Rat, Dumpling Days and now she has a new book called Starry River of the sky.
Q. Wow, what book will you be discussing next?
A. We will be discussing The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick. On March 14th we will have our discussion (and pizza too, Jeffrey will be there).
Goodbye Mrs. Moody!