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Kendare Blake

Forfatter af Three Dark Crowns

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Kendare Blake is the bestselling author of several novels and short stories. Her work is sort of dark and violent. She was born in Seoul, South Korea but came to the United States at a very early age with her adoptive parents. Kendare is the author of the Anna Series, Goddess of War Series, and the vis mere New York Times bestselling Three Dark Crowns. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Værker af Kendare Blake

Three Dark Crowns (2016) 2,820 eksemplarer
Anna Dressed in Blood (2011) 2,370 eksemplarer
One Dark Throne (2017) 1,303 eksemplarer
Girl of Nightmares (2012) 899 eksemplarer
Two Dark Reigns (2018) 858 eksemplarer
Five Dark Fates (2019) 640 eksemplarer
Antigoddess (2013) 635 eksemplarer
Queens of Fennbirn (2018) 398 eksemplarer
All These Bodies (2021) 264 eksemplarer
Mortal Gods (2014) 195 eksemplarer
In Every Generation (2022) 194 eksemplarer
Ungodly (2015) 157 eksemplarer
The Oracle Queen (2018) 102 eksemplarer
The Young Queens (2017) 85 eksemplarer
Champion of Fate (2023) 68 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Slasher Girls and Monster Boys (2015) — Bidragyder — 434 eksemplarer
Shadowhunters and Downworlders: A Mortal Instruments Reader (2013) — Bidragyder — 397 eksemplarer
Violent Ends (2015) — Bidragyder — 245 eksemplarer
Scary Out There (2016) — Bidragyder — 45 eksemplarer
The Truth Is Out There (2016) — Bidragyder — 26 eksemplarer

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Fødselsdato
20th century
Køn
female
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
Seoul, South Korea
Bopæl
Minnesota, USA
Ithaca, New York, USA
London, England, UK
Lynnwood, Washington, USA
Uddannelse
Ithaca College
Middlesex University
Erhverv
novelist
short-story writer
Organisationer
The Elevensies
Kort biografi
Kendare Blake is an import from South Korea who was raised in the United States by caucasian parents. You know, that old chestnut. She received a Bachelor's degree in Business from Ithaca College and a Master's degree in Writing from Middlesex University in London. She brakes for animals, the largest of which was a deer, which sadly didn't make it, and the smallest of which was a mouse, which did, but it took
forever. Amongst her likes are Greek Mythology, rare red meat and veganism. She also enjoys girls who can think with the boys like Ayn Rand, and boys who scare the morality into people, like Bret Easton Ellis.

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jazzbird61 | 48 andre anmeldelser | Feb 29, 2024 |
While not every book needs a happy ending to be good, this ending felt a little rushed and felt a bit like, "I've lost everything so I guess I'll just give up." Kind of like a dramatic high schooler who just broke up with their first boyfriend. Nothing else matters so whatever.
 
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Kaeli_Cook | 3 andre anmeldelser | Feb 29, 2024 |
WARNING: I have no sense of what is a spoiler and what isn't, so this review may contain spoilers. I also cuss like a sailor, so read at your own risk. I am not a professional, I just like to read and share my thoughts on them.

Why are half stars not an option?? I feel bad giving it 3 stars, but I can't bring myself to give it 4. I want to give 3.5 stars, but since half stars are not an option, this will have to do. I received the Advanced Reader's Copy via a giveaway and I wish I was being paid to review it, but I'm not lol

Now, I'm not very big on vampire stories, it's just not really my thing, but I figured as long as they don't sparkle, I can handle it. The cover is nice - it's simple, not overcrowded but also not boring. It draws you in and makes you wonder what's going to happen. The intro letter in the book is also pretty cool and I like the author's personality. She seems really interesting.

The book started off as a real page-turner and I was intrigued. It didn't get boring, but it felt like it dragged on longer than it needed to like it was being stretched to hit a page goal which was kind of annoying.

My biggest annoyance with this book is the fact that they keep bringing up the fact that she is a girl.

"Nobody's going to execute a girl, no matter what she did."

Um, excuse me? She can literally commit murder and get away with it JUST because she's a chick? Mkay. Sure. It was fine the first couple of times they mentioned this, but it was repeated so much that it got really annoying and frustrating to read. If the girl is guilty of a crime, she deserves to be punished for it whether she has a D or a V. She can't be guilty because she's a girl? Bullshit.

I mean, this book feels like it goes out of its way to make us realize that Marie is a girl. Like yeah, she's a girl. We get it. Girls do no wrong. It's impossible. All women are innocent and should never be punished even when they commit mass murder.

One thing that stood out to me is when Marie said that the killer drinks the blood. Maybe it's because Jensen is young, but I feel like MOST people wouldn't immediately jump to the idea of a vampire when they hear that. Would they not just think it's a sick person? Or someone who thinks/wants to be a vampire? This boy just straight up jumps to the conclusion of vampire even though that's not what she said. She didn't DENY it, but when she first mentioned it, she simply said "he drank it" and HE is the one that said vampire. I don't know why but this part irked me.

[No jury would buy that once they saw Marie, so young and so little. So female.]

I - efhbsjndkl WHAT. I never thought one sentence could bring me so much pain, so much cringe. "So female"... what the fuck does that even mean? You're kidding, right? That's a joke, right? Are you dead ass right now? Either the author is a serious feminist or she's trying to capitalize on how butthurt women are these days which, honestly, isn't a bad play if you're wanting to make money. Nothing against the author here, but I honestly hate it. This gave me flashbacks to the feminist mess that was The Lost Apothecary. I will never recover from that book.

I'm not sure if this copy has been edited since it's an ARC, but the line breaks for their conversations confused me on more than one occasion. Now, I understand when someone is literally speaking a fucking novel that you have to line break so it's not this huge wall of text, but the line breaks were happening after just one sentence and you know my dumbass didn't notice the lack of end quotes so I just assumed it was the next person talking but it wasn't and my brain had to stop multiple times to reread it trying to figure out who the fuck was talking.

Percy was my favorite character and really the only character I liked in this story. I didn't hate the other characters, but they just didn't really stand out to me in any way. Except for Pilson, fuck that guy. He's a douche.

I didn't like the ending, either. It felt... I'm not sure how to explain it but it felt as if it just ending too abruptly, I guess? It made the story feel pointless which I get - life doesn't always have happy endings where everything is tied up all nice and neat, but this isn't real life. It's based on a real-life case, but it's still fiction and I like my fiction to wrap up because I linger on the questions for fucking ages before finally moving on.

Overall, this book wasn't terrible, but it wasn't an enjoyable read for me. It just felt very bland.
… (mere)
 
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AnnoyingTiger888 | 14 andre anmeldelser | Feb 19, 2024 |
My review of this book can be found on my YouTube Vlog at:

https://youtu.be/ZrgjZ1eUG-A

Enjoy!
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booklover3258 | 99 andre anmeldelser | Feb 12, 2024 |

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