Genre : Young Adult
Theme : Historical Fantasy
Rating : ★★★★★
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.
What I think :
Okay , okay . Give me some time to take all in all the air I can so I can shout loudly that I loved this book !
That was just the awesomeness I’ve been missing for a long while ! And I Darken was the most wonderful book and I just can’t resist getting my hands on this one as soon as it was out . And boy am I going to fangirl hard for sometime .
Firstly , you gotta go read And I Darken , if you haven’t already . Just go get it and you’ll fall so hard you won’t be able to get out of dark fantastical love hole that book pushes you into . Then come back and pick this one because who can say no to this ? And let this book push you deeper into that little love hole . *laughs maniacally *
Pushing my maniac side aside , And I Darken and Now I Rise are both dark , brutal , historical books that are written so wonderfully . White definitely knew how to twist the story line and keep people’s eyes plastered to the book as she read the story to us slowly , yet steadily .
Now I Rise is about the fall of Constantinople and I have to admit , I know very little of that . I got advice from someone to go into this book knowing a little history of this . But after I read it , I don’t think you need to study history . So if you’re pushing this to the bottom of your tbr , then it’s time to do some tbr-revising .
How do I even review this without giving away a little of the book one ? But whatever . I’ll fangirl with you once you complete the book ! Get on board . I can’t recommend this enough !
This book was amazing ! Have you read it already ? Is it on your TBR ?