Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: And I Darken by Kiersten White

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

This week, what's really got my pages in a twist is...

And I Darken
(The Conquerors Saga #1)
Publication Date: June 28, 2016
Hardcover, 475 pages, Delacorte Press
Genres: YA, Historical Fiction


And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets.

Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, who’s expected to rule a nation, Radu feels that he’s made a true friend—and Lada wonders if she’s finally found someone worthy of her passion.

But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against—and that Radu now considers home. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point.

My Thoughts

I’ve read almost all of Kiersten White’s books and I’ve really enjoyed most of them. (The Mind Games duology was a little iffy for me.) But she does fantasy and paranormal really well, so I’m excited to see how this one goes.

What book are you waiting on this Wednesday?


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