All about Books
This is the page where I will be discussing what I'm reading, reviewing those books and be open to suggestions to keep adding to my To Be Read pile. Honestly, I'm never going to get through that thing anyway, so the more the merrier.
This review is for 'Now I Rise' by Kiersten White. It's a gender swapped, fantasy with the historical re-telling of Vlad the Impaler, who became somewhat of the basis for Bram Stoker's Dracula.
I've linked my Goodreads review as it will have some minor spoilers. I highly recommend this series though and all of Kiersten's other books.
Title: Now I Rise
Author: Kiersten White
Part of a trilogy: Yes. Book 2 of the Conquerors Saga
Original publication date: July 2017
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (Read August 2017)
Both the UK and US covers are often different for Kiersten's books. This is the UK cover, which I like because with each book, they each show Lada's fierceness and immediately give off the sense that she won't let anything/anyone stand in her way. Which is true.
Some favourite quotes:
“The daughter of Wallachia wants her knife back.”
“They were her people. This was her country. This was her throne. She needed no intrigues, no elaborate plans. Wallachia was her mother. After everything she had been through, all she had done in pursuit of the throne, she was left with one thing only: herself.
She was enough.”
“Whichever side won, neither would triumph.”
“I wonder if anyone gets through childhood without being broken. I certainly did not.”
“Do not lose that hunger. You will always have to fight for everything. Even when you already have it, you will have to keep fighting to maintain it. You will have to be more ruthless, more brutal, more everything. Any weakness will undo everything you have accomplished. They will see any crack as evidence that they were right that a woman cannot do what you do.
Hunyadi knew what he spoke of. Her merits, her accomplishments, her strength would never speak for themselves. She would have to cut her way through the world, uphill, for the rest of her life.”
Thanks for reading. Let me know if you've read this series so far and what you think of it. All the best.