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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Blog Tour- BRIGHT WE BURN by Kiersten White An Interview & A Giveaway!

Hey everyone! I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the blog tour for BRIGHT WE BURN by Kiersten White! 

I have an interview with Kiersten to share with you today! And make sure to enter the giveaway below!

Haven't heard of BRIGHT WE BURN? Check it out!

Author: Kiersten White
Pub. Date: July 10, 2018
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
Pages: 416
Find it: GoodreadsAmazonAudibleB&NiBooksTBD
Haunted by the sacrifices he made in Constantinople, Radu is called back to the new capital. Mehmed is building an empire, becoming the sultan his people need. But Mehmed has a secret: as emperor, he is more powerful than ever . . . and desperately lonely. Does this mean Radu can finally have more with Mehmed . . . and would he even want it? 

Lada's rule of absolute justice has created a Wallachia free of crime. But Lada won't rest until everyone knows that her country's borders are inviolable. Determined to send a message of defiance, she has the bodies of Mehmed's peace envoy delivered to him, leaving Radu and Mehmed with no choice. If Lada is allowed to continue, only death will prosper. They must go to war against the girl prince. 

But Mehmed knows that he loves her. He understands her. She must lose to him so he can keep her safe. Radu alone fears that they are underestimating his sister's indomitable will. Only by destroying everything that came before--including her relationships--can Lada truly build the country she wants. 

Claim the throne. Demand the crown. Rule the world.

Now on to the interview!

Hi Kiersten! First I want to say welcome back to Two Chicks on Books! BRIGHT WE BURN was absolutely fantastic and I can’t wait for everyone to read it! And am so happy that you could stop by for a visit!

Thanks for having me!

For the readers: can you tell us a little bit recap of the events leading up to BRIGHT WE BURN and the characters?

While Radu ended up finding a home amidst their Ottoman captors, Lada never abandoned her love of Wallachia and her desire to return and rule it. Binding them both are their complicated feelings for Mehmed, their only childhood friend, now the Sultan and conqueror of Constantinople. With Lada struggling to solidify control of Wallachia and Radu reeling from the repercussions of his actions as a spy behind the walls of Constantinople, they navigate increasingly impossible choices as they face just how far they’re willing to go to reshape the world around themselves.

What are you working on now?

I really miss Lada and Radu, but it’s been fun to live in new worlds after spending so much time in the 15th century! I have a Frankenstein retelling, The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein, coming out September 25th, a Buffy the Vampire Slayer spinoff series starting with Slayer, out January 8th, and a new secret trilogy coming fall 2019! So, basically what I’m saying is I haven’t been working at all, just lounging by the pool and sleeping a lot.

Who was your favorite character to write? What about your least favorite?

I really loved writing Nazira and Nicolae. They were two side characters who each demanded more time on page and I never minded giving it to them. But also I loved writing anyone who challenged Lada. And of course I adore my brutal, vicious, relentlessly ambitious Lada and my tender, yearning, and searching Radu. I traveled so many years and pages with all these characters that I actually don’t have a least favorite!

What is your favorite passage/scene in BRIGHT WE BURN?

The very last line gets me every time. It was so satisfying for me as a writer, and I hope it’s satisfying for the readers who have come on this journey with me.

What kind of research did you have to do for this leg of the series?

With Bright We Burn, I did a tremendous amount of research on the Ottoman attack against Wallachia and the events around it. The creepiest research I had to do, though, focused on the transportation, storage, and display of a tremendous number of

Well. You’ll see.

Who is your ultimate book boyfriend?

I prefer polyamory when it comes to fictional crushes.

What inspired you to write YA?

It was the type of writing I had the most fun reading, so naturally I gravitated to it for writing. I also really adore readers who love YA. Teens and adults alike have so much joy in reading, and are willing to read so widely!

Lightning Round Questions

What are you reading right now? Or what do you have on your TBR that you’re dying to read?

I just finished Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor, and it was stunningly good. Of course. I also can’t wait for Alex London’s Black Wings Beating to come out so I can shove it in everyone’s faces. It’s fun and fresh and contains really fraught, twisted sibling dynamics, so, right up my ally!

What Hogwarts House would the Sorting Hat place you in?

As an eleven-year-old, Ravenclaw. As an adult, Slytherin.

Twitter or Facebook?


Favorite Superhero?

Teenage girls.

Favorite TV show?


Sweet or Salty?

You’d never know it by reading my books, but sweet.

Any Phobias?

Mold and raw meat.

Song you can’t get enough of right now?

Snow Patrol just released their first album in seven years, and I’m loving Life on Earth.

Summer Movie you’re most looking forward to?

Honestly, I was most excited for the new season of Queer Eye!

Thanks so much Kiersten for answering my questions! I can’t wait for everyone to read BRIGHT WE BURN!

About Kiersten:

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

Giveaway Details:

3 Winners will receive a finished copy of BRIGHT WE BURN, US Only.
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Tour Schedule:

Week One:
6/25/2018- Here's to Happy EndingsReview- Books 1 & 2
6/26/2018- Pandora's BooksExcerpt
6/27/2018- Two Chicks on BooksInterview
6/28/2018- Jena Brown WritesReview
6/29/2018- The Hermit LibrarianInterview

Week Two:
7/2/2018- The Desert BibliophileReview
7/3/2018- PaperTrailYAReview
7/4/2018- Wonder StruckReview
7/5/2018- The Pages In-BetweenReview
7/6/2018- Beware Of The ReaderReview

Week Three:
7/9/2018- Lisa Loves Literature- Review
7/10/2018- Omg Books and More BooksReview
7/11/2018- RhythmicbooktrovertReview
7/12/2018- Wishful EndingsReview
7/13/2018- A Dream Within A DreamReview

Week Four:
7/16/2018- The Clever ReaderReview
7/17/2018- Under the Book CoverReview
7/18/2018- mall3tg1rlReview
7/19/2018- The Book NutReview
7/20/2018- lori's Little House of ReviewsReview

Grab the first two books in the series!


  1. The cover is beautiful. This series sounds amazing.

  2. Gorgeous and powerful cover! This book sounds exciting to read.

  3. "Claim the throne. Demand the crown. Rule the world." Words to live by! I'll get this tattooed!


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