Earlier this week, The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh was published by Putnam Juvenile. I finished reading my copy a few weeks ago (thanks, NetGalley!), and I’ve been practically giddy from the anticipation of sharing my review with you all.
Eighteen-year-old Khalid, the caliph (king) of Khorasan is one to be feared: he takes a new bride each night, and executes them at dawn. Families throughout his kingdom fear for their daughters’ lives. At the start of the novel, the beautiful, fearless Shahrzad has volunteered to be Khalid’s next bride. She plans to use all of her wits to stay alive to see the dawn – and to kill the man who murdered countless young women, including her best friend.
Well, Shazi does live to see the next day, and the day after that. You see, the murderous king of Khorsan has become intrigued by our heroine. And…
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