Waiting on Wednesday (30)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that you are eagerly anticipating.

And I Darken by Kiersten White
Genre: Young Adult/Historical Fiction
Page Length: 475 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: June 28, 2016

About And I Darken (via Goodreads):

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.
This book sounds so amazing... I don't even know what else to say. The plot sounds so intense and intriguing, and this book is definitely one of my highly anticipated reads of this year! And I just found out that it's also a reimagining of Vlad the Impaler, but instead of Vlad, it's Princess Lada. Which makes the book sound even more glorious and fascinating.


  1. I'm really excited for this book! Do you do Netgalley? I noticed that it's on there! I requested it! I hope I get approved because it sounds so amazing!

    1. I don't have NetGalley, but I hope you get approved!!! (And you'll have to tell me all about it if you get to read it!) But I KNOWWWW it sounds so good I can't wait!

  2. Omgg I didn't know this existed and now I'M DESPERATE FOR IT?!?!? It sounds so so amazing and just my kind of fantasy!! *SQUEEEES* Thanks for doing this WoW. xD Now I'm super excited for this book!
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

    1. YAY CAIT!!! AND IT DOES SOUND FANTASTIC, DOESN'T IT?!?! I NEED TO READ IT SOOOO BADLY TOO. And no problem, glad you discovered a new book! :D