Review: The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Title: The Wrath & The Dawn
Author: Renee Ahdieh

Genre: Fantasy Young Adult
Publisher: Penguin Group

Pub Date: May 12, 2015
Rating: 5 Stars

Our thoughts...

What an incredible re-calibration of A Thousand and One nights. It took me a bit to get use to the names and what they meant as well as the story, but it morphed into this certainty that I can’t even explain.

Shahrzad has a plan. She finds a way into marrying Khalid as one of his many brides, whom have all died by hanging, to seek revenge on the King by murdering him first before the King can have her killed. There is one catch to this though. The King actually takes interest in Shazi, and her plan to seek revenge crumbles. Things happen, and in a blink of an eye Shazi and the King Khalid find themselves together. Meanwhile Tariq is on his journey to save Shazi before she dies at the hand of the King with the help of Shazi’s father. By the end we start to see everything unravel.Things come to a head, and we are left with a what do I do now face in the end sadly.
It’s hard not to spoil this book as I could sum it all up nicely, however just know that the intensity of this story is deeply woven throughout the book. The words never fault, and it flowed beautifully. It does end on a cliffhanger which makes me want to pull out my hair, but none the less I will be waiting patiently for the next installment.

Shazi- What a fierce woman you are becoming. It takes a strong woman to be with the likes of the Khalid. Please stay safe, and strong.

Khalid – You are not who I thought you were. I am seriously counting down the days till I can be with you again.

Tariq- I totally feel your pain. You know only love and devotion. I hope that things can work in your favor sometime soon.

Despina- You are hilarious. I love you brat.

Jalal- I am glad you finally know what you have needed to know the whole book!!!
5 stars.

“Love is – a shade of what I feel.” – The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

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