Flash-Foward Friday #4: And I Darken

FlashFoward Friday is a feature on my blog where I showcase unreleased books I’m dying to get my hands on! My FFF for this week is….

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And I Darken (The Conquerors Saga #1) by Kiersten White
Genre: High Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 498
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Expected Release: June 28th 2016
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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.


Thoughts: Apparently this is a retelling of Vlad the Impaler’s story (you know, the guy Bram Stokers Dracula was named after) but with a female lead. If it’s anything like the real Vlad The Impaler’s story it’s going to be bloody, violent and totally epic! I love strong female leads so this will be something I know I’ll enjoy. I’m counting down the days until June 28th, I  can’t wait to read this!


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