The Wrath and the Dawn
A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One NightsEvery 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... show more
A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One NightsEvery 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.
Publish date: 2015-05-12
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
WARNING: Angry. Spoilery. Beware. DNF at 55%. After the mass hype surrounding this, I was expecting to be disappointed by this but for completely separate reasons than I am.I listened to the audiobook while knitting and have thrown my phone across the room twice. I must be missing something here....
This sounded like such an intriguing book. A retelling of the classic 'One Thousand and One Nights' where the storyteller Shahrzad tells a long tale to buy time and to extend her life for another day to complete her plan for revenge. What she did not expect, however, was to learn the reasons for her...
Book Riot Read Harder Challenge Item: A book set in the Middle East This is a first novel, and it feels like one. The prose is overwritten and tends toward the purple, and it resorts to using the same descriptions far too often. Like, we don't need to know that Jalid has "tiger eyes" each time he ...
POV: MULTIPLE POV, THIRD PERSON, PAST TENSE CHARACTERS: 4/5 (Couldn’t relate to any characters but I enjoyed them. IMO, MCs were too young for the plot) ROMANCE: 4.75/5 (My guilty pleasures in romance books) PLOT: 4/5 (My explanation was down below) WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5 (The writing works for me. I ...
"And they held each other in stillness until a silver dawn broke the horizon." It's hard to believe The Wrath and the Dawn is a debut novel. It's so damn well written. So many quotable moments between the characters. And going in, I knew nothing about A Thousand and One Nights so I have nothing to ...