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Review: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Release date: May 12th 2015
Format: Paperback
Pages: 388

In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad’s dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Shahrzad is determined not only to stay alive, but to end the caliph’s reign of terror once and for all.

Night after night, Shahrzad beguiles Khalid, weaving stories that enchant, ensuring her survival, though she knows each dawn could be her last. But something she never expected begins to happen: Khalid is nothing like what she’d imagined him to be. This monster is a boy with a tormented heart. Incredibly, Shahrzad finds herself falling in love. How is this possible? It’s an unforgivable betrayal. Still, Shahrzad has come to understand all is not as it seems in this palace of marble and stone. She resolves to uncover whatever secrets lurk and, despite her love, be ready to take Khalid’s life as retribution for the many lives he’s stolen. Can their love survive this world of stories and secrets?

My rating: ✮✮✮✮✮/5

I read this book during the #RYBSAT read-a-thon and after I’d finished it I just wanted to never read an other book ever again. I have to say that I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this book or not because I tried to pick it up during a reading slump once and only managed to read 20 pages, but I’d heard so many great things and finally decided to read it.

I love books set in different places and this book is a great example. The writing made it so realistic, I felt like I was the one walking thought the streets of Khorasan. Whatever magic Renée Ahdieh used she totally enchanted me.

For me it was one of those book that I just didn’t want to end. The setting was beautiful, the writing was magical, the characters where perfect, I just don’t know what else to say, because let’s not even talk about how much sass and fierceness Shahrzad has. She is a strong willed, blazing female character. And Khalid, honestly who doesn’t love a mysterious, broken, hot boy?

I flew through this book and I am highly anticipating the next book The Rose and the Dagger. Okay that was understated, I need that book now, or else I’m going to die because the ending killed me. I was like crying and sobbing and it was ugly, really, really ugly! (*no shame*)😂😅

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I recommend this book to everyone, please just go read it, you won’t regret it!


 

So, this was my review on The Wrath and the Dawn, I hope you enjoyed(go read the book!!)

-N

 

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