is a weekly event hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine. This meme is a place that spotlights upcoming releases that we´re eagerly anticipating with pure joy.
I know I am quite late with my WoW post this time. But I had all day craftsmen in the house and chaos and loud hammering as well. Not to mention the dirt and dust (why has dust to be everywhere?!) so there was no way of writing my post earlier. And then, I have to be honest, I´d almost forgot.
The book I can´t wait to get my hands on is And I Darken by Kiersten White. I don´t know exactly anymore where I had spotted it in the first place, all I know is, it was another blog (but I can´t remember the name – Mea culpa!) and fell right away in love with the cover motive.
Anyways, I saw the cover, knew I had to have it, and when a few days ago the price dropped quite a bit placed my pre-order. Needless to say that I am very eager to read it – hope it is as good as the back text promises.
And I Darken is supposed to be published on June 28, 2016 by Delacorte Press (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 Rady are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword howering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets.
Lada desprises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to WAllachia and claim her birthright. Rada 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.