HEY GUYS! I am so excited about the review I have planned for the day, because we get to talk about one of my most favorite series, The Wrath and the Dawn. This series is absolutely stunning, and we should definitely get started with this revoew so that you guys can go ahead and pick it up if you havent had the chance yet.
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.
Author: Renee Ahdieh
Publisher: G.P. Putnam
Pages: 395 / 420
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy, Retelling
I absolutely LOVED this series. Let’s start off with the writing in these ones. Renee’s writing is absolutely beautiful, and without a shadow of a doubt some of the best writing I think I’ve ever read. The way that this story is woven together is done so well, and she does it in a way that makes everything flow. Retellings are also one of my favorite things ever, and this series does a great job taking the original story and making it something even more beautiful. She builds off of the original story, and takes the plot and turns it into this fantasy world and story with so many awesome plot twists and turns.
Shahrazad went into the marriage willing to do everything she could to kill Khalid, but then as the story progresses, and the story unfolds, we get to see her develop and open up. She was an awesome lead, and she definitely brings out the best in some of the other characters. Along with being really strong, she doesn’t just sit around and wait for things to happen, she definitely works for it. Khalid is SUCH A GEM. He starts off this broody, closed off guy, and as he starts to get closer to Shahrazad, I loved to see him open up his sweet heart. The two of them make such a great pair, and their love story is absolutely stunning.
“I love you, a thousand times over. And I will never apologize for it.”
Along with the beautiful love story, the whole premise of the story is great. I absoltely adore this series, and both books are absolutely stunning. After I finished them both I wanted to flip back to page one and start all over again. Please, please do yourselves a favor and pick these ones up because they are so worth your time!