Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine. It highlights eagerly awaited upcoming releases that you’re excited for.
This week, I’m going to highlight….
And I Darken
Author: Kiersten White
Series: The Conquerors Saga #1
Genre: YA, fantasy, romance
Pub Date: June 28th, 2016
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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.
A female Vlad the Impaler? Oooh, sign me up! The very first sentence from that blurb was all I really needed to be hooked, and damn, am I already obsessed with this book! I haven’t read any of Kiersten White’s other books, but I have a really good feeling about And I Darken. Ever since I heard about this book, I’ve been infatuated. Something about the pitch Game of Thrones meets the Ottoman empire really excites me.
Also, unlike most people, I actually like love triangles. Say WHAT, Alex??? Yes, it’s true. I really don’t mind them if they’re done well. This book supposedly has a “poisonous love triangle,” which I’m really excited to read about! Something about dark love is just so fun to read.
I cannot wait for this book to come out!! I haven’t heard many people talking about this one yet, but I know it’ll be good.