Waiting on Wednesday: Now I Rise

We are only a month out from the release of book two in The Conqueror’s Saga by Kiersten White! If you haven’t read And I Darken yet than you’ll want to pick that up soon because this releases June 27th! I’m not only excited for this release day but also because it’s my book clubs July read!!


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Be sure to check out their blog and share the upcoming books your excited about with us each Wednesday!

Now I Rise by Kiersten White

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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.


The Details

Title: Now I Rise

Author: Kiersten White

Release Date: June 27, 2017

Publication: Delacorte Press

About Kiersten White

From her website: kierstenwhite.com

Kiersten White

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


Have you read And I Darken yet? If so, what did you think? Have you read any of Kiersten White’s other books? 

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    1. I haven’t read that series yet but I do have the first one. I loved And I Darken! It was so good and knowing it’s a gender swap makes it that much more fun!

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