Waiting on Wednesday #17: Now I Rise by Kiersten White

Hi everyone! Welcome to another "Waiting on Wednesday" post (meme hosted by Breaking the Spine!). 

This week I am waiting on:

Now I Rise (The Conqueror's Saga #2) by Kiersten White
June 27th 2017, Delacorte Press
YA Fantasy
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.
I loved And I Darken and I absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on Now I Rise! I fell for Lada and Radu, how they are both equally awesome but so different from each other despite being siblings. I'm not even invested on the romance (or lack thereof) but  on Lada and Radu's difficult relationship and where they are both headed. Seriously, June cannot come soon enough! 

What are you waiting on this week? :)


  1. I haven't read And I Darken, but I'm so glad you loved it! I hope the sequel lives up to all of your expectations :D Wonderful pick, Melissa <3

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  2. Oooh, I actually didn't really love And I Darken all that much... but that cover and that synopsis make me really want to read this! I may just have to give this a shot... Great pick! :)

  3. Yaaasss, this book could not come soon enough! I liked And I Darken (though I didn't love it), and I am looking forward to reading this sequel. I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week, Melissa. =)

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