Book Title: The Wrath And The Dawn
Book Series: The Wrath And The Dawn Book 1
Author: Renee Ahdieh
Date Published: May 2015
Summary: One Life to One Dawn.
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?
Inspired by A Thousand and One Nights, The Wrath and the Dawn is a sumptuous and enthralling read from beginning to end.
I AM SPEECHLESS. I have been seeing this book for several months now, rounding the book review channels I am subscribed at HOWEVER for some reasons, I hesitated to read it even when they were all raving about it!!! The reviews, ugh trust me, I’m such an idiot for even taking this long to consider this book!!! I started reading this book last Friday, and after 15 hours, I finally finished it!!!! Me finishing a book in less than one day is HUGE. THIS is by far the best read I’ve had in years now!! I wish they turn this into a movie !!!!
I gave this book a 6 out of 5!!! THIS IS A FIRST in a long time or maybe, since I started this blog. All books have its own stories which I appreciate too BUT this book is DIFFERENT! Aside from Harry Potter, Twilight, Beautiful Series, and Bared To You Series, which I have not had the chance to post my reviews here but I have read a long time ago (except for Harry Potter), I never have ever rated a book beyond 5!
Ugh, I am in love with Khalid! I love Shazi’s fierceness! I loved it when Khalid finally opened up to Shazi about the whole truth. I loved how Khalid reacted when he learned about Shazi’s real intentions and how she addressed it too; I felt their honesty, no pretensions, they manifested great trust in every words and actions between them at that moment. I love how beautifully this books was written! I raped the highlighter with all its quotes!!! I loved it when this book brought me to a different setting, light, culture, customs (bowing and putting their right hand over their brows as a sign of respect, etc). UGH! I truly appreciate seeing and or being in that moment, in that time, and in that place. It’s very educational knowing these customs. It’s not cliche to me maybe because I have never read books that were from the Arab settings etc.Knowing these things exists, life changing. Hahaha Tid bits of trivia — makes me a little smarter than yesterday I think. And lastly, Shazi’s story telling — the ones that made her survive many dawns — were a bonus too. I enjoyed hearing it as much as Khalid did. 🙂
I REALLY WISH THEY TURN THIS INTO A MOVIE! Oh Aladdin. ❤
UP next… Is the Rose And The Dagger. Book 2!!! Wait for my book review!!!