June 26, 2017

#BookReview: Now I Rise (The Conqueror's Saga, #2) by@kierstenwhite @DelacortePress ‏

 
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.





KIERSTEN WHITE is the New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken, Now I Rise, 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. 

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Book one of this series I ended up DNFing to start but then I picked it back up and realized that without the starting backstory we get in it. The story just isn't as good.  This book two is the same way.  We get so much story packed into this almost 500-page book and I couldn't be happier.  I loved this twist on history more than book one and man I really hope we get more from this author.  This is by far my favorite series from her and it's another one that I don't want it to end. I love how strong Lada is and the story that White is giving us. And it's one that makes me want to read the true history of Vlad the Impaler. Not many books come along that make you want to dive into the real history but this is def. one. This one gives you everything you could ask for. Funny banter between the characters, some romance, and one epic adventure. 







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