Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Now I Rise by Kiersten White - ADVISABLE

White, Kiersten Now I Rise, 459 pages. Delacorte Press 2017. Language: PG-13 (2 swears, 0 ‘f’) Mature Content: R (Sensual descriptions of sex, sexual discussions and nudity) Violence: RGraphic torture and murder, war, and sexual assault) 

Lada Dracul has gone to claim the Wallachian throne and cuts ties with all who wish to stop her, including her beloved brother Radu and her childhood sweetheart Mehmed. Meanwhile, Radu’s loyalties are tested as Mehmed tries to expand the Ottoman Empire by trying to conquer the city of Constantinople, and the dear friends Mehmed had made there.  

If you can appreciate a book full of political maneuverings, twisted loyalties, and antihero’s becoming full on villains, then I think the reader will like this book. It’s worlds above the first book in overall tone and scope. The annoying set up for the world has been completed, and now the character development has begun in earnest. This book follows two very morally conflicted characters and I am intrigued as to how the final book will wrap up their story arcs. I would not recommend this book to a young audience.

HS- ADVISABLE. Jewels, Student Reviewer

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