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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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