Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Today we are waiting for And I Darken by Kiersten White!
Been spying this book's reviews for a while now... it's YA mixed with alternate Historical Fiction! Ever heard of Vlad the Impaler? *wink wink*
Publication date: July 7th, 2016
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
No one expects a princess to be brutal. And Lada Dragwyla likes it that way.
Ever since she and her brother were abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman sultan’s courts, Lada has known that ruthlessness is the key to survival. For the lineage that makes her and her brother special also makes them targets.
Lada hones her skills as a warrior as she nurtures plans to wreak revenge on the empire that holds her captive. Then she and Radu meet the sultan’s son, Mehmed, and everything changes. Now Mehmed unwittingly stands between Lada and Radu as they transform from siblings to rivals, and the ties of love and loyalty that bind them together are stretched to breaking point.
The first of an epic new trilogy starring the ultimate anti-princess who does not have a gentle heart. Lada knows how to wield a sword, and she'll stop at nothing to keep herself and her brother alive.
Sounds dark and brutal to me. I like it. I also like the alternate Historical Fiction... because Vlad the Impaler!!! He's famous in Europe. Very famous, since he was the inspiration for Dracula.
What do you guys think? Are you interested? (I can tell you there are no vampires in this one though)
Also, that cover is creepy... it's cool but she looks at me like she wants to murder me uh I wouldn't want to sleep next to this book.
Are you excited about And I Darken?