Releases September 2016 from HarperTeen
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.
Ummm. I feel like all I really need to say about this one is YES PLEASE! This story sounds like a fantasy Tudor court meets the Borgia family and I can't wait to dive into all the scheming and politics involved in battling for the crown. WHICH SISTER AM I GOING TO ROOT FOR? At the moment I'm leaning toward Katharine simply because she seems to be a bit of an underdog - not sure how helpful being able to withstand poisons will be unless someone is actively trying to poison her, and given her sisters are probably aware of this gift, it doesn't seem like they'd choose this method to take her down. Both Mirabella and Arsinoe seem to have more active gifts, so Katharine seems to be at the biggest disadvantage and that earns her my initial support.
Also, Kendare Blake is the author which makes adding this to the TBR list a no brainer.