The Wrath & the Dawn
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. She knows just how to get it- by volunteering 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 both enchant and ensure 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, and, incredibly, Shahrzad finds herself falling in love. It's an unforgivable betrayal, but 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 Dawnis a sumptuous and enthralling read from beginning to end. 'Renée Ahdieh spins a tale as mesmerizing as that of her heroine Shahrzad . . . The Wrath and the Dawn is truly an exceptional story, beautifully written.' Carrie Ryan, New York Timesbestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth
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"This book is everything I never knew I would want from it. The story is done beautifully and even though at the start I thought I wouldn’t enjoy reading it, I loved it. The denouement is beyond comparison. The whole story is almost reminiscent of Beauty: a retelling of beauty and the beast, but it is almost better if I had to stretch. Perfect in its entirety. 15+ for brief mention of sex. "
"Reading this book was a little out of my comfort zone, but surprisingly i still liked it. I loved the main character Shahrzad, i thought she was the perfect mix of badass and hopeless romantic. When i was reading the first couple chapters i was wondering how this romance was going to happen due to the situation, but in the end it's what made their love stronger."
"Such a good book, a bit of enemies to lovers vibes. Leaves off on a cliffhanger, I love it so much! "