Blog Tour: Bright We Burn by Kiersten White

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Hello Readers!

I hope you’re as excited as I am because this trilogy is amazing!

P.s. stay tuned at the end for a giveaway!

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About The Book:

Title: BRIGHT WE BURN

Author: Kiersten White

Pub. Date: July 10, 2018

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Pages: 416

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Haunted by the sacrifices he made in Constantinople, Radu is called back to the new capital. Mehmed is building an empire, becoming the sultan his people need. But Mehmed has a secret: as emperor, he is more powerful than ever . . . and desperately lonely. Does this mean Radu can finally have more with Mehmed . . . and would he even want it? 


Lada’s rule of absolute justice has created a Wallachia free of crime. But Lada won’t rest until everyone knows that her country’s borders are inviolable. Determined to send a message of defiance, she has the bodies of Mehmed’s peace envoy delivered to him, leaving Radu and Mehmed with no choice. If Lada is allowed to continue, only death will prosper. They must go to war against the girl prince. 


But Mehmed knows that he loves her. He understands her. She must lose tohim so he can keep her safe. Radu alone fears that they are underestimating his sister’s indomitable will. Only by destroying everything that came before–including her relationships–can Lada truly build the country she wants. 


Claim the throne. Demand the crown. Rule the world.

Now I Rise

Title: NOW I RISE

Author: Kiersten White

Pub. Date: June 27, 2017

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Pages: 496

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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. 

And I Darken

Title: AND I DARKEN

Author: Kiersten White

Pub. Date: June 28, 2016

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Format: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, audiobook

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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 Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets.


Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, who’s expected to rule a nation, 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.

Kiersten White
About Kiersten:

Kiersten White is the NYT bestselling author of the Paranormalcy trilogy, the Mind Games series, Illusions of Fate, The Chaos of Stars, In the Shadows with artist Jim Di Bartolo, and the upcoming historical reimagining, And I Darken. She has one tall husband and three small children and lives near the ocean, where her life is perfectly normal. Visit her at http://www.kierstenwhite.com.

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Review: Even after bracing myself for the ending it was still a gut puncher, I was semi-satisfied but I’d really hoped Lada would have a good ending. Lada and Radu both go through quite a lot of growth and I grew to love them and it was kind of sad for me to finally turn the last page. I feel a book hangover coming on and folks this one is a doozy.

I read this book a lot faster than the other two. It was definitely faster paced, most of the book is fighting so that was part of it but I think some parts may have been a little rushed, I can’t quite put my finger on it. I loved Kiersten’s writing and gorgeous descriptions, there was also a handy map in the front of the book which of course makes my little bookish heart happy!

Usually in books the main characters are miraculously spared from getting killed in situations where basically everyone dies… nope not in this one folks. Every character you love or even slightly like may or may not die a gruesome death. Some of them (one in particular) got me completely by surprise! I have to say, my favorite Dracul sibling is definitely Lada. She’s awesome, ruthless, and does not back down. The supporting characters were well written, I liked most of them but Lada’s inner circle were my favorites.

One of the great things about historical fiction is that it gets you curious about who or what the book is based on and I love learning about them. The authors are so creative and I love reading their twist/take on them.

All in all the book was an explosive conclusion to the series, super entertaining, and full of politics and epic battles. I highly recommend this book to everyoneeveryone but be warned, this trilogy is not for the faint of heart.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Recommendation: Ages 16 & up

Giveaway Details:

3 Winners will receive a finished copy of BRIGHT WE BURN, US Only.

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