Author: Kiersten White
Series: And I Darken #1
Genres: YA Historical
Format: Audio, eBook, Print
Date: June 28, 2016
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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.
Heads will roll, bodies will be impaled… and hearts will be broken.No one expects a princess to be brutal… AND I DARKEN #YA #medieval #historical Click To Tweet
This is a spoiler, so anyone wanting to read this book may want to look over this comment.
I read a reviewer claiming that Radu, a character in this book, is gay. Just thought I mention it for anybody that this bothers.