Waiting on Wednesday (20): And I Darken by Kiersten White

Posted June 1, 2016 by BAMF in Features, Waiting on Wednesday // 0 Comments

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Welcome to Waiting on Wednesday as hosted by Breaking the Spine. Each week we will be highlighting an upcoming novel that we are excited about. We will include links to add it to your Goodreads “To Be Read” shelf and where to pre-order it! As well, we will link to our review if we have been lucky enough to read an advanced copy of the book. Today’s featured book is…AND I DARKEN by Kiersten White!

Waiting on Wednesday (20): And I Darken by Kiersten WhiteAnd I Darken by Kiersten White
Published by Delacorte Press on June 28th 2016
ISBN: 0553522310
Pages: 496
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NO ONE EXPECTS A PRINCESS TO BE BRUTAL.

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.

From New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White comes the first book in a dark, sweeping new series in which heads will roll, bodies will be impaled . . . and hearts will be broken.


Why We’re Waiting On It

Jamie has an ARC of this and read it during ARC April as well! She was immediately drawn to it because it is set during her favourite time period: the Ottoman Empire! As well, she was looking forward to seeing a different take on a classic tale.

Dani isn’t going to lie. It’s all about the cover for her.

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