And I Darken by Kiersten White

And I darken is a historical fiction novel about The Ottoman Empire. It follows the story of Lada, Radu, Mehmed and their travels and adventures to claim their thrones once and for all. 

So, once again that summary sucks and does not do the book justice at all:(

But moving on past that, this book was so good! 

This book is action packed with romance, betrayal and constant twists and turns! I was pleasantly surprised by how surprised I was by the plot twists that happened in this novel! 

I think the character relationships in this book made this book was it really is. I really enjoyed the unique brother and sister relationship between Lada and Radu. Their love and care for each other was portrayed in a very "unique" way and that was very interesting to see! 

Of course, the romance was really on point! The romance relationships are really complicated in this book but that's what makes it-again, so perfect! I will say that I knew nothing of the Ottoman Empire before reading this book so I didn't know how things worked during that era. Reading this novel felt like learning a piece of history and that was also very cool.

My only complaint about this novel is that it does start at a slow pace and picks up the pace later on. The slow beginning wasn't necessarily bad or boring because I did enjoy reading that but I think the story would've moved better if the 'unimportant' factors of the novel just moved along quickly.

I still can't get over the last sentence of this book! AHHH! I seriously need to know what happens next because I am literally dying. Like literally. I did not see that plot twist at all and when it happened I was gasping so hard I almost threw my book on the ground...

But of course I didn't because book are precious:) 

Overall, I really enjoyed this book! While it did start out a little slow it definitely went on to a full fast paced story later on and the constant twists and turns made this book truly a joy to read! I rate this book a 4.5/5 stars! I would definitely recommend this to anybody who is looking for some action packed historical fiction or anybody who is looking for a low key fantasy novel! 

Thank you for reading my review!

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