Three sisters, three dark powers, only one can be queen. Each girl has her own secrets that can be used against her. This novel rocked my world. Excellently told with twisting plots, devious schemes, and heartbreaking love. Blake's novel is one of the best YA novels I've read in a long time. Her characters are dynamic and strong. Her world is wild and vibrant. Give this novel a chance, you won't regret it!— Kelli O'Malley
Pass through the mist and if the Goddess wills it, you will see the island of Fennbirn, filled with people who can control plants and animals, people who can eat poisonous foods and live, and people with the power to control the elements. The island is ruled by a Queen, to become sole ruler, the Queen must kill her sisters. It's a new generation and the presumptive Queens, Katharine, Arsinoe, and Mirabella, must learn how to harness their gifts. Raised separately by foster families who have mastered their respective gifts, each sister will grow into her power and prepare to fight for the crown. Kendare Blake's new series is a dark, creepy fantasy that will keep you spellbound to the very last moment.— Jen Steele
New York Times Bestseller * New York Public Library Best Books of 2016 * Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2016* Kirkus Best Books of the Year
Fans of acclaimed author Kendare Blake's Anna Dressed in Blood will devour her latest novel, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen.
In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.
But becoming the Queen Crowned isn't solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it's not just a game of win or lose...it's life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins.
The last queen standing gets the crown.