“Bright We Burn” by Kiersten White | A Beautiful, Blood Soaked (And Tear-Drenched) Conclusion

↪ this review contains spoilers for AID and NIR, also probably contains tears and incoherent screaming so sorry in advance I guess

This was a bittersweet ending to a gorgeously written saga. I think about the characters and I just feel like draping myself dramatically over the bed and sobbing, Disney princess style. I mean, I’m still mentally on the floor weeping right now over a jar of peanut butter because I can’t handle that this is the LAST BOOK AND I NEED MORE.

And I Darken: ✦✦✦✦✦

Now I Rise: ✦✦✦✦✦

Bright We Burn: ✦✦✦✦✧

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A Repackaged Review of “And I Darken” by Kiersten White | Ft. My Favorite Characters Ever

I recently reread And I Darken, reread my review for it, and then felt massively disappointed in myself because I didn’t know it was possible for my writing to be that clunky and grammatically incorrect. (Not even kidding, I literally cringed a grand total of seven times.)

SO. I took it upon myself to revamp my review for And I Darken—for no reason other than that can’t just sit here pretending everything’s fine, knowing that I’ve written a horrid, nonsensical review for one of my favorite books ever?

(Also, I’m calling it right now: I’m going to happen upon this review about a year from now and then immediately want to rewrite it all because it sounds so bad. Note to Future Hannah: RESIST THE URGE.)

I think this has taught me never to trust the judgment of fetus Hannah. Lesson learned indeed.

this awkward thumbs-up basically sums up my entire existence

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5 “Bright We Burn” Excerpts I Collected From Twitter & Am Posting Here Just Because

FIRST OFF, if you haven’t read And I Darken, drop everything and PICK UP A COPY IMMEDIATELY. I demand it.

Secondly, did you see those pomegranates on the cover? It’s possibly the most violent fruit I’ve ever seen—and I love it.

JUST LOOK AT HOW BEAUTIFUL THEY LOOK TOGETHER

 

REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD READ THE AND I DARKEN SERIES

  • impalings
  • A SWEET SUMMER CHILD WHO GOES BY THE NAME OF RADU
  • lots of violent romance
  • beautiful covers that depict weapons brutally stabbing flowers, jewelry, and fruit (yes, fruit. a pomegrante, to be exact.)
  • gender-swapped dracula woahhh
  • an antiheroine who is not drop-dead gorgeous and wiLL nOT conFORm to your deLICATE sensibilities
  • the ottoman empire!! history!!
  • Need I say more

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