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And I Darken by Kiersten White

Darken

Book Summary:

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, 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.

My Review: 

Lada is a ruthless princess, nothing gets in the way on what she wants. What Lada wants more then anything to rule her kingdom but she can’t b/c she is a girl. Radu is an coward hide behind his nurse maid and gets bully all the time. Lada tries her best to protect her brother from the bullying. Then one night the kids are whisk away from their only home into an new one. Lada tries everything she can to go back home with Radu but Radu starting to feel like the new place is more home to him and want to settle. They made friends during their time there but Lada getting  bored and ready to take back her home. Will siblings make it back home to a father who gave them up or will they start to settle in this new home with the prince by their side protecting them? Well you have to read and find out what happens to Lada and Radu for yourself. So Happy Reading!

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