And I Darken

And I Darken 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 fa

  • Title: And I Darken
  • Author: Kiersten White
  • ISBN: 9780553522310
  • Page: 107
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 sworNo 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, 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.

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    1. KIERSTEN WHITE is the New York Times bestselling author of the Paranormalcy trilogy the dark thrillers Mind Games and Perfect Lies The Chaos of Stars and Illusions of Fate She also coauthored In the Shadows with Jim Di Bartolo She lives with her family near the ocean in San Diego, which, in spite of its perfection, spurs her to dream of faraway places and even further away times Visit Kiersten online at kierstenwhite and follow kierstenwhite on Twitter.

    2. “So the question becomes, Daughter of the Dragon, what will you sacrifice? What will you let be taken away so that you, too, can have power?”4 1/2 stars. This book is totally fucked up. In the best possible way.Well, holy shit. Even with the positive reviews rolling in, that was completely unexpected. How do I begin to explain this vicious little nightmare of a book? All I know is: it's different to anything else I've read.And I Darken is dark, gritty and compelling. It pulled me into its da [...]

    3. 4.5 stars I didn't believe all the high ratings, and now here I am with them.A good example of why it's good to try authors again, btw. I'd read a couple of the author's earlier books and found them likable if a bit unmemorable, but there was absolutely no indication that one day she'd write a brutal book--or an uncompromising heroine--like this. Vlad the Impaler re-imagined as an aggressive girl! Fantastic.

    4. ‘‘The price of living seems to always be death.’’‘‘And that is why you become a dealer of death. You feed death as many people as you can to keep it full and content so its eye stays off you.’’And I Darken is no bedtime story. Its complexity makes it hard to get into but also hard to get out of.I don’t know exactly when it happened, but sometime as I was reading it, I suddenly stopped thinking of it as just another historical fiction/fantasy story and started seeing it in a new [...]

    5. $1.99 on kindle right now! 6-26-17. As far as I know, it's US pricing Re-Read 2017 I had to read this book again for the new book next week. I love it so freaking much! This time I listened to it on audio from Overdrive (It's now on my audible wishlist) The narrator, Fiona Hardingham did a wonderful job! It was so nice to be back in Lada's world. She's just so tough but I did feel sorry for her with the love interest but it's extremely complicated. She lets her guard down a little in that area b [...]

    6. This was truly an epic book. There is a twist in this book, and trust me when I say that you will not see it coming.It has a heroine who flaunts herself as the "anti-princess" and in that sense, the book does not disappoint. Lada - our "female Vlad the Impaler" hooked (impaled?) me from the start. Even as a child in the nursery, she was fierce.Like her brother, Lada had big eyes, but hers were close-set, with arched bows that made her look perpetually cross. Her hair was a tangled mass, so dark [...]

    7. REREAD: Because when it comes to needing to read a sequel I remember the first book? HA. I know nothing, Jon Snow. But this is the kind of book that really grew on me the more I thought about it. Several things still bugged me with my reread, but truuuuly I love this story. <3 It is the finest of historical fiction and the characters have caught my heart.This news just in: Radu is the most kind and precious and beautiful cinnamon roll of ever and also totally a cunning Slytherin. I call it.I [...]

    8. 2.5 starsI swear, if you were to play a drinking game to how many times the love interests name was mentioned followed by angst, you would die of alcohol poisoning."At her hip was her sword, and on her wrists were her knives. Her spine was steel. Her heart was armor. Her eyes were fire"That quote sounds great right? You'd think that she were some warrior fighting for her country, making difficult decisions. Wrong!Meet Lada, she's practically the princes and her brother body guard. She doesn't ki [...]

    9. Ever since I read this particular quote taken from And I Darken, I've been enchanted:“On our wedding night," she said, "I will cut out your tongue and swallow it. Then both tongues that spoke our marriage vows will belong to me, and I will be wed only to myself. You will most likely choke to death on your own blood, which will be unfortunate, but I will be both husband and wife and therefore not a widow to be pitied.”And also that beautiful cover didn't hurt.This review contains *spoilers*.A [...]

    10. Ever heard of Vlad the Impaler? He had a reputation for cruelty throughout Europe. He took pleasure in torturing and killing his enemies with his most preferred method being impalement. He was also the inspiration forDracula. Imagine an alternate history with Vlad the Impaler as a girl. This is our story. And I Darken follows Lada’s life from the very beginning. We start in 1435 Transylvania with Vlad Dracul taking in the fact that his wife has given birth to a girl. Such a disgrace because sh [...]

    11. DNF after 50 pages. This book makes me sick and anxious and I don't want to put myself through this.I have SO many problems with this. First of all, I do not appreciate having my history used in a way that does not honour it, having figures who shaped my country as it is now used for a story that doesn't make them justice. Do not, for one single moment, believe anything in here is in any way historically accurate. If it weren't clear, I'm Romanian. And I'm here to complain about why I find And I [...]

    12. First book of 2017 complete. Really unique story and i did really enjoy it. Some parts were confusing but the majority was brilliant! I thought there would be magic involved but it was not, still really good!

    13. 'And I Darken' was the first book that I've ever read by Ms. Kiersten White, but it certainly won't be the last. The first book in 'The Conquerers' series, it managed to completely captivate me. I am both intrigued, enamored, and at times appalled, by these characters and the turbulent world that they occupy.Lada Dragwlya is an unlikely heroine. She's unattractive, uncouth and at times, downright mean. She's everything her father had hoped for in a son, but got in his daughter. Her only redeemin [...]

    14. “So the question becomes, Daughter of the Dragon, what will you sacrifice? What will you let be taken away so that you, too, can have power?”A gem of a book.It was savage and brilliant, a bloody tale of politics laced with tainted relationships, betrayals and desire. For freedom, for power, for human touch. For greatness.In And I Darken, Kiersten White travels through time to medieval Wallachia, a vassal state of the blooming Ottoman Empire. To the court of Vlad Dracul, the cruel father that [...]

    15. "It is the way of the world. You can be the aggressor, you can fight against crusaders on their own land, or you can stay at home and wait for them to come to you. And they would come. They would come with fire, with disease, with swords and blood and death. Weakness is an irresistible lure."4.5 stars.Lada made an awesome first impression, not everyone can claim to be a badass right from birth. She wasn't exactly relatable - most of the time I couldn't figure out what her motivations were - but [...]

    16. •full review posted now•“On our wedding night," she said, "I will cut out your tongue and swallow it. Then both tongues that spoke our marriage vows will belong to me, and I will be wed only to myself. You will most likely choke to death on your own blood, which will be unfortunate, but I will be both husband and wife and therefore not a widow to be pitied.” I'm in the process of giving my grades up for adoption because I'm unfit to raise them myself. Is there any possibility that I can [...]

    17. Dear Kiersten White,Thank you for restoring my faith in the YA Fantasy genre. I’ve had bad luck with it this year and I really needed someone to show me that the genre wasn’t the problem, and I wasn’t the problem, but instead I was just reading the wrong books.Thank you for making me feel so much. For filling me up to the brim with emotion. Love, hatred, happiness, despair, frustration, glee, anxiety, passion. I felt it all while reading And I Darken and I can’t remember the last time a [...]

    18. When I saw the premise for this storyA female anti-hero retelling of Vlad the Impaler. a sort of Game of Thorns vibeI was all set to start handing out some stars.The book starts with Lada (Ladislav-but she will punch you in the face for calling her that) and her brother Radu growing up in Wallachia. Lada wants to impress her father Vlad so that she can prove that even though born female she is a force to be reckoned with. And she isOccasionally she informed her tutors when a torture method appea [...]

    19. 3.5/5 starsEdit: Looking back on this, I believe I need to edit some things. See, I posted this review when I was new to , so I thought giving a book three stars would be considered "rude" (which I find kind of amusing now, considering some of my morerant-y reviews). Thankfully, now I know that's not the case. Don't get me wrong, I still really enjoyed this book. It did drag on a bit in some parts, and I may or may not have skimmed a few sections when things got boring, but I do love Kiersten Wh [...]

    20. FIVE THOUSAND STARS out of fiveHighly-recommended. My new favorite.A read for The Quarterly Book Club’s Fourth Quarter: Historical Fiction “So the question becomes, Daughter of the Dragon, what will you sacrifice? What will you let be taken away so that you, too, can have power?”This was my first time to read a book by this author and I will definitely check out her other works. Her writing is exceptionally exquisite. She was able to rebuild a long-gone world in my head and piqued my curio [...]

    21. "She would never toss aside her country the way her father had. She would protect it. A small sob threatened to break free. What could she do? She had no power. Yet, she vowed. She had no power yet."Can I get a high five for reached expectations? Bring it in, come on.And I Darken is YA at its finest. There were times when I questioned if it should be classified as NA/Adult because the themes it deals with and the characters' thought processes get pretty dark. And then there's the history/world-b [...]

    22. EDIT: This seems incredibly random, and it is, so let's chalk it up to shower thoughts - but it's been niggling at me, especially as I contemplate picking up the second book.I sincerely hope that someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but considering this is based on history, is it notcredibly straightwashed? In history, Mehmed and Radu were lovers for years and years, and yet in this book, the author has actually gone out of her way to avoid this, by gender bending Vlad the Impaler and pushing L [...]

    23. I do not give five stars easily but there's just nothing I didn't like about this book. Solid 5 stars. If you haven't read this yet, do yourself a favor and go pick it up right now. Full review to come.

    24. *I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*"I am no longer the daughter of the dragon." She lifted her chin, sights set on the horizon. "I am the dragon."This book is an escalation of surprises. •The first thing that will strike you -almost literally, strike you- is Lada, the female (and absolute, in truth, because even though other characters, or at least another one, have a role as important as hers, she is the one who shines throughout the whole [...]

    25. "Will you protect me?"Until the day I kill you."This book is brutal. From the capital B. This book makes you step out of your comfort zone and pushes you face down into a tangle of questions without obvious answers. It is reassuring to ask for something and have something in return. This book takes and takes and takes; it won't give your comfort, it won't give you easy, it won't answer any of your questions directly, but instead it will give you options to interpret what you've glimpsed inside i [...]

    26. I am pleasantly surprised by this one. Now I can't wait for the next book! And I ADORE Radu <3. He deserves everything that is beautiful in his life.

    27. Unpopular Opinion Time.First of all. Cover: Awesome. Title: I dig it.This book is getting some mega hype and I have no doubt will be a huge hit when it is released on June 28, 2016. I do see why it would be popular. It's written well. It has a female main character who is supposed to be "ugly" and does not conform to the rigid standards for females of her time (or any time, really). That's appealing and something we need to see more of in books. She's not a "damsel in distress." She's strong, in [...]

    28. AND I DARKEN just got added to my Most Anticipated Books of 2016 list. It is--BY FAR--the best of the previews in BUZZ BOOKS 2016: YA, Spring/Summer edition.Lada and Radu are both children of Vlad Dracul. Lada, a year older than her brother, is a vicious child, everything her father could hope for . . . in a son. Radu is as beautiful and delicate as his sister is fierce. He spends his early years the punching bag of other noble children, until he devises other, non-physical, but just as effectiv [...]

    29. #1 And I Darken ★★★★★#2 Now I Rise ★★★★★#3 Bright We Burn ???Update 12.28.17 → Don't mind me, just rewrote my entire review because rereading and dwelling on this book has changed my original opinion so drastically that it deserved better. 😍"A dragon did not crawl on its belly in front of its enemies, begging for their help. A dragon did not vow to rid the world of infidels, and then invite them into its home. A dragon did not flee its land in the middle of the night lik [...]

    30. TW: Attempted rape, gore/violence, homophobia, islamophobiaRepresentation in this book: Gay MC, lesbian side couple, mostly Islamic characters4.5 StarsI'M SO GLAD I DIDN'T GIVE UP ON THIS! It was a very pleasant- although disturbing- surprise. What happened is that I began this book on audiobook and failed miserably at comprehending its storyline, so I put it down around page 150 and ended up forgetting about it for a few months. When I picked it up, I decided to completely reread it from the be [...]

    31. On Sale today 1/9/17 at Here for $1.994.5 Be The Knife StarsBuddy Reading at Buddies Books & BaublesI suck at history. The only Vlad I knew is the one that all the Drakula stories are based off of. So I want to give a big thank you to Choko who was kind enough to point out that the main character Lada (which was the shortened femine version of Vlad) is actually a gender twisted Vlad the Impaler as a child. *mind blown*That took the story that was interesting to a whole new level for me.Lada [...]

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