Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday - Now I Rise by Kiersten White

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine,  that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating or books that are in our TBR pile.  This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is

Summary (by Goodreads)

Lada Dracul has no allies. No throne. All she has is what she’s always had: herself. After failing to secure the Wallachian throne, Lada is out to punish anyone who dares to cross her blood-strewn path. Filled with a white-hot rage, she storms the countryside with her men, accompanied by her childhood friend Bogdan, terrorizing the land. But brute force isn’t getting Lada what she wants. And thinking of Mehmed brings little comfort to her thorny heart. There’s no time to wonder whether he still thinks about her, even loves her. She left him before he could leave her.

What Lada needs is her younger brother Radu’s subtlety and skill. But Mehmed has sent him to Constantinople—and it’s no diplomatic mission. Mehmed wants control of the city, and Radu has earned an unwanted place as a double-crossing spy behind enemy lines. Radu longs for his sister’s fierce confidence—but for the first time in his life, he rejects her unexpected plea for help. Torn between loyalties to faith, to the Ottomans, and to Mehmed, he knows he owes Lada nothing. If she dies, he could never forgive himself—but if he fails in Constantinople, will Mehmed ever forgive him?

As nations fall around them, the Dracul siblings must decide: what will they sacrifice to fulfill their destinies? Empires will topple, thrones will be won . . . and souls will be lost.

I love Kiersten White and I'm a loyal reader when it comes to her work but I really had trouble getting into And I Darken, Book #1 of the Conqueror's Saga.  Not that that is a bad thing though. I think I will re-visit this series later when I'm in a different headspace. The premise fascinating and a completely different avenue of writing than what I've seen before.  I like it when writer's try something new, don't you? (Now I Rise doesn't come out until the end of June but that would give you enough time to read And I Darken, don't you think?

- Christinabean


  1. Eeeep, I'm excited to read this book too! I thought And I Darken was pretty good, but I have a feeling that this book will rock my socks (everyone's socks!) off. I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week, Christinabean. =)

    Check out my WoW post!

  2. hahaha! Rock my socks! I love it! Thanks for the comment Alyssa! Hope you have a great week as well! :)