I was pretty inactive in June and by pretty inactive I mean, totally and completely. I thought about blogging but didn’t end up doing any of it. However, the last 10 days or so of June were pretty cool, partly because And I Darken by Kiersten White finally came out on June 28th.
Unfortunately, I haven’t finished reading my ARC of And I Darken yet, but I am working on it and really enjoying it. Lada is nothing less than fierce. While I don’t have much to say about it yet, there are others who do and I wanted to share some of the praise that it has received.
Penguin Random House sent me some quotes to read/share and these are three of my favorites (but I sort of love almost all of them):
“AND I DARKEN is Kiersten White at her absolute best. The epic story will thrill you, the Transylvanian setting will transport you, and the characters (especially the fierce, take-no-prisoners Lada) will capture your heart. Don’t miss it.” —Cynthia Hand, New York Times bestselling author of the Unearthly series
“As richly complex and glittering as the Ottoman Empire itself, AND I DARKEN is daring in its scope and brilliantly executed. The fiercely dark Lada is a razor-edged sword tempered in the blood of family betrayals and the fire of her own passions. I was instantly and utterly smitten. She haunted me long after I turned the final page and left me craving more.” —Robin LaFevers, New York Times bestselling author of the His Fair Assassin series
“Full of sword fights, assassination plots, and palace intrigues, this novel is ambitious in scope and concept and reveals a fascinating, important, and somewhat obscure slice of history…the novel is breathtakingly good.” — School Library Journal starred review
Just as an FYI, the blog tour for the book is still underway and here are the next stops for it.
Monday, July 4th: Reading Teen, Review
Tuesday, July 5th: YA Bibliophile, Guest Post (Trip to Romania)
Wednesday, July 6th: Carina’s Books, Review
Thursday, July 7th: Mundie Moms, Author Mystery Guest Post
Friday, July 8th: My Friends Are Fiction, Surprise Post!
Typically, I don’t give a book away until I’ve already read it, but I’m going to make an exception for And I Darken. I’m hoping to finish it in the next week or so myself. Let me know what you think and whether you’re excited to read it in the comments!
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