And I Darken by Kiersten White ⚔
Vlad The Impaler is one of the most vicious, gruesome and sadistic historical figure. He’s also known for being the inspiration for the fictional character “Count Dracula” interesting, right? Well Kristen White thought it’d be even more interesting if Vlad The Impaler was a girl and she’s more than right and the only you can confirm that is by reading And I Darken.
This book consumed my heart and brain and I simply can’t stop thinking about it. And I Darkness is a unique dark story, it’s nothing like any YA book you have read before. It’s a story that follows the life of Princess Lada Dragwlya the daughter of the prince of Wallachia, from the day she was born. Lada is very different from any princess, she’s brutal and a bit dark unlike her gentle, sweet younger brother Radu. Lada and Radu were wrenched from Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts. You follow their story as they grow older in the lands of their enemies, and it’s a story that you really don’t want to miss out.
And I Darken talks about politics, religions and sexism in an honest, satisfying way that doesn’t cause harm to anybody and that’s a rare thing. The characters of this book are really interesting and complex. I loved Lada because she’s simply strong, hot tempered and different from any other heroine. One of the best things about this book is that you see those characters grow and develop their personalities and differences. Like I said before it’s really interesting and it talks about an era that not many people are familiar with so trust me when I say that you won’t be able to put it down.
This book was provided by Netgalley and the release date of this book is on 28th of June.