I requested this interesting looking book on netgalley but was denied. I saw it in tesco with a a 2 different covers and realised there was a different cover for each of the crowns.

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Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

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Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache.

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Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers.

All very pretty covers, there is a fourth one with all the crowns on.

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It’s still a good cover but not as nice as the first three. It’s a very clever marketing strategy, giving the readers to choose a side before they read the book. When I bought the book I only had the choice of the red and yellow covers, I chose the fire one, I love fire magic.

Which one would you choose? Here’s the full synopsis of this intriguing book.

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.

If only it was that simple. Katharine is unable to tolerate the weakest poison, and Arsinoe, no matter how hard she tries, can’t make even a weed grow. The two queens have been shamefully faking their powers, taking care to keep each other, the island, and their powerful sister Mirabella none the wiser. But with alliances being formed, betrayals taking shape, and ruthless revenge haunting the queens’ every move, one thing is certain: the last queen standing might not be the strongest…but she may be the darkest.

Have you read this book? Did you enjoy it? Do you want to read this book? Which side did you choose?

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