Title: The Wrath & The Dawn
Author: Renée Ahdieh
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers (Penguin Random House
“Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi’s wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.
She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all.”
If you were like me, then you saw people raving about this book everywhere. I mean EVERYWHERE. I couldn’t escape it.
In all truth, I read this some time ago; I am just getting around to reviewing it. And I can say the hype is true: this book was amazing.
It is a little slow in the beginning and the multiple perspectives are not my thing, but the author did a great job developing her characters and their relationships. There was drama, action, romance; this book hit every note perfectly.
Would I have acquired this? HELL, YES. This book is a work of beauty. Between the actual story, writing, and packaging, believe anything good anyone has to tell you about this book. You got me?