Three Dark Crowns, Book 1

Book review by Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Thrilling but very dark tale of murderous triplet queens.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 13 reviews

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age 13+

Loved It!

This book is amazing! For parents, there is no swearing (win win!) but some violence. If your child can handle stabbing, severing hands, light talk of violence etc. then they should be fine. I read this book before I gave it to my 13 year old daughter, well aware of the reviews here, but I thought I'd try because the story line seemed so interesting. The sex is normal for any book. I have noticed though, that the reviews on CSM are true, but it does make books sound worse then they are. Especially with violence, when it is not described into detail and is basically in every book you read. If you are weary of letting your child read this, read it first then decide for yourself. Please keep in mind that tweens know about mature content and words already, it just matters on how much they, personally, have read and what they can handle.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
age 15+

Very good story line and engrossing

I felt this book was very good and engrossing. That being said I am not completely sure I will read the sequel, except when I have a lull in time. The storyline is very fresh and innovative and keeps your attention. The characters are very strong and you can emphasize with their plight. The sex scenes are descriptive for a young adult novel. Although I cannot say it detracts from the storyline and in some cases, i do feel a romance scene is warranted to show the intimate relationships that will have to stand a very strong test. There is violence that is premeditated and definiate. It often seems brutal, but also in the context of the story it seems to flow with it. If you have a child who doesn’t like violence against other humans, this is not the book for them. Overall, for an older teen or mature reader is is well written and even after reading the book has given me cause for thought.

This title has:

Educational value
Too much violence
Too much sex

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