My rating: 5 of 5 stars
What if Vlad the Impaler had been born as a female?
Lada is wild, fierce and the born warrior. Unfortunately, she’s also a girl. Something that makes her future seem far from the battlefield she envisions herself on.
Okay, so… And I Darken was the first book were I’ve seen Islam and Christianity side by side without the word “terrorist” thrown in. And honestly? That was refreshing. It was nice to watch Lada accept that both her friend Mehmed and her brother Radu embraced Islam, while still loving them despite not being a devout muslim herself.
Now, this book isn’t even about religion, but that part made such an impact on me, because this is the kind of diversity I need.
This book is about Lada, Radu and Mehmed. Three kids who grow up together, loving each other more than anything else, and protecting each other in their own ways. It’s about the different relationships you come across in your life. Romance, family and friendship.
And it Slays. Or well… Lada slays (view spoiler)
I would recommend this book for fans of… well… I haven’t actually read anything like this. It’s awesome. Just read it.