Title: The Wrath and The Dawn
Author: Renée Adhieh
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights
Every 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.
Okay, you know what’s awful? When you’re reading this book and everything is going so great for your ship, and then this ending comes along and ruins everything so that you have to wait an entire year for the next book.
I love this book and hate it for what it has done to me.
The characters were great. I do think this was definitely a highly character driven story, and I loved it! Each character was thought out, developed, and real, from the first page to the last.
The writing was wonderful. It’s like frozen yogurt. (Wait a moment while I make this analogy make sense) The story is the frozen yogurt, and it’s great, but it’s just not the same without the toppings. The writing style are these very toppings, they totally make a great book perfect.
I really enjoyed the plot, though it was definitely a softer sort of plot, it didn’t really matter because of the awesome character driven-ness.
I just need the sequel. Pronto.