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Architectural tour in Targoviste

Dear readers,

This is an invitation to an architectural history tour in Targoviste, renowned as the former capital of the former Principality of Wallachia and one of the seats of Vlad the Impaler, among many other fearsome medieval Wallachian rulers of the Medieval era, located north-west of Bucharest, 80km away, in the foothills of the Transylvanian Alps. 415 more words

Architecture Of Romania

And I Darken by Kiersten White

This book was given to me by NetGalley as an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.

I love historical fiction and I love reading about places and historical figures that I don’t know much about. 375 more words


And I Darken by Kiersten White

“I will not be ruled” – Lada (Kiersten White, page 120)

After reading rave reviews about And I Darkenthrough the Instagram book community (Bookstagram, as it has been aptly named), I was very excited when I finally got my hands on a copy of 

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Book Review

And I Darken ~ By Kiersten White - 4.0 Stars

Thank you NetGalley and Delacorte Press for providing an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Release Date: June 28th, 2016

Synopsis: NO ONE EXPECTS A PRINCESS TO BE BRUTAL. 718 more words



The west of the Principality of Wallachia (now the southwestern region in Romania) was sometimes called the Banat of Craiova, from its capital, a city on the River Jiu, which flows southwards from the Transylvanian Alps to the Danube. 14 more words


The Historian

Kostova’s tale about the vampire that started it all is elegantly written, unsettling, and often evocative – but it ultimately gets mired in its own intricacies while building up to a denouement that doesn’t quite justify the effort taken to reach it. 921 more words