Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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 I'm eagerly anticipating.

Now I Rise by Kiersten White
The Conquerors Saga #2
Expected publication: June 27th 2017 by Delacorte Press

The highly anticipated, mind-blowing sequel to Kiersten White’s New York Times bestseller, AND I DARKEN—the series that reads like HBO’s Game of Thrones . . . if it were set in the Ottoman Empire. Fans of Victoria Aveyard’s THE RED QUEEN and Sabaa Tahir’s A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT won’t want to miss this riveting and gorgeously written novel—the second in the trilogy.

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.

The first book, And I Darken, was probably my favorite YA book that I read in 2016 so to say that I'm excited about the sequel is really an understatement. I hope it will be every bit as brilliant as book #1.

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  1. I had book 1 on my TBR list, but I have no idea when/if I'll get around to it. But I hope you enjoy this one!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  2. Looks like a great sequel. I still need to read And I Darken so I guess I better get busy!

    1. So many books so little time, right? I know the feeling!

  3. Awesome pick! I still need to read And I Darken. The story seems enthralling and I love the covers. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  4. YES! I can't wait for this one. And I Darken was so amazing and this is one of my most anticipated releases. It's going to be my wow post in a couple of weeks too! :)

  5. Yaaasss, I can't wait to read this book! I liked book one (though I didn't love it), and I absolutely love this cover. So pretty! I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a wonderful week. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. I'm really curious to see where things will go next in the story!

  6. I totally want to check this out, but I haven't read the first one yet... EEP! I have to catch up quickly, thanks for sharing!

    Candace @ Lovey Dovey Books

    1. LOVED the first book. My favorite Kiersten White book (so far)

  7. I have yet to read And I Darken, though it is on my tbr pile. But your WoW is great news to me, so thanks for sharing :-) And thanks for visiting my blog earlier :-)

    Question, did you get my email about the Liebster Award? Don´t want to be annoying, just asking since I haven´t heard from you about it.

    best wishes
    Vi @ Gone With The Books

  8. I am sure there are a lot of readers looking forward to book 2 after having enjoyed the first one a lot!


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