The Wrath and the Dawn Book Review

The Wrath and the Dawn 

By Renee Ahdieh


          The Wrath and the Dawn is a Young Adult fantasy/romance book inspired by A Thousand and One Nights. The story is centered around a sixteen year old girl named Shahrzad al-Khayzuran who volunteers to marry Khalid, the eighteen year old Caliph of Khorasan. The Caliph takes a different bride every night, only to have each one executed by sunrise, except Shahrzad. She enters the palace with a plan to stay alive and to exact revenge on Khalid for taking away her best friend, Shiva, and to end the cycle of murders once and for all, but she discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. 

My Review:         
            The writing in this book is Incredible! I finished it in one sitting which is truly rare for me, but it was totally worth it. I loved the world building in this, the author truly engages all of your senses and transports you back to the ancient Middle Eastern world through her descriptions of everything. I also love how Shahrzad is a ball-busting-bad-ass female lead who didn’t just fall in love with Khalid at first sight, and I especially love how she tries to fight her feelings and remember why she came to the palace in the first place. When Shazi discovers that Khalid isn’t the evil, murderous monster that she first believed he was, she opens up to him, and together they’re just a boy and just a girl, and The Wrath and the Dawn is just a book that made me feel so many things all at once.

         The Wrath and the Dawn has easily become one of my favorite books, it’s both addicting and captivating, making you unable to put it down. I recommend that you pick this book up the next time you take a trip to the book store, you won’t regret it, it is a  true 5 out of 5 stars book.

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