As you may have known if you follow me on Twitter or Instagram (It’s just milelongbooklist) , I read The Wrath and The Dawn by Renée Ahdieh. It was the best book I had read this year. By far.
In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khosaran, 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 not only determined 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 place 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?
The Wrath and The dawn is a beautifully written book with many different points of views, which I love.
The romance aspect was really nice and the intrigue and mystery was very gripping, so gripping that I couldn’t put it down!
I can’t wait to get and read The Rose and The Dagger because The Wrath and The Dawn ended on such a cliffhanger and I want to know what happens next.
I recommend this to people who like mystery and romance and multiple points of view.
I’ll be writing another review soon on The Fault in Our Stars, so I’ll see you then!