“Waiting” On Wednesday: The Wrath and the Dawn

Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

The Wrath and the Dawn - Renee AhdiehThe Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Hardcover: 388 pages
Publication date: May 12th 2015
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
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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.

Again, one of those books that I’ve definitely seen around a lot but never actually read the blurb until recently (only to realize how cool and awesome it is!). I love that this book is inspired by the story of A Thousands and One Night aka Arabian Nights since there’s not a lot of retellings of it (since it’s usually more traditional fairy tales – so hopefully this one’s amazing!). Epic love story, how can you resist?

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Author: Cyn

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0 Replies to ““Waiting” On Wednesday: The Wrath and the Dawn”

  1. There’s so much excitement for this one! Early reviews have been great, and I’m really intrigued by the book. The inspiration for it makes it seem different. 🙂

  2. This is the first time I’ve read the blurb, and it definitely sounds like something I’d enjoy!

  3. This one has been on my TBR since the first time I saw it – cannot wait for release.

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  4. Awesome choice! I want this book so bad! It’s definitely at the top of my most anticipated 2015 books 🙂

  5. Oh wow! I don’t think I’ve read about other books based on the same theme. It sounds like a book I’d love to read, so it will go on my TBR 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Not heard of that one but it sounds interesting. 🙂

    Stormi
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  7. Wow I’m so excited for this one. I saw it on a WoW a few weeks ago, and it skyrocketed to the top of my tbr. I can not wait for it’s release.

  8. I love when I get to stumble upon a book like this, and I agree. There aren’t a lot of retellings of this particular story, and that makes it all the more intriguing. Also, it’s such a rich story that the author could do so much with, and I can’t wait to get my hands on it! Great pick!!

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  9. Great pick! I’m really excited for this one as well. It’s going to be so awesome. The cover is so beautiful as well. Thank you for sharing and have a great week! 🙂
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  10. I CAN’T WAIT TO READ THIS ONE AS WELL! I love fantasy, and retellings, and omg that cover. I hope you enjoy this book if/when you read it!

    Have a fabulous week 🙂

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  11. Wonderful pick. 🙂 The cover! The writing! The story! (Though, did you know that there’s another retelling coming out in September?)

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  12. I. KNOW. I did the same thing until I saw people raving about it on Instagram! It really does sound seriously fantastic though. 🙂 Great pick, Cyn!

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