Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

This week, what's really got my pages in a twist is...

The Rose and the Dagger
(The Wrath and the Dawn #2)
Publication Date: April 26, 2016
Hardcover, 416 pages, Putnam Juvenile
Genres: YA, Fantasy

The much anticipated sequel to the breathtaking The Wrath and the Dawn, lauded by Publishers Weekly as "a potent page-turner of intrigue and romance."

I am surrounded on all sides by a desert. A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. My family is here. And I do not know whom I can trust.

In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from the love of her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once believed him a monster, but his secrets revealed a man tormented by guilt and a powerful curse—one that might keep them apart forever. Reunited with her family, who have taken refuge with enemies of Khalid, and Tariq, her childhood sweetheart, she should be happy. But Tariq now commands forces set on destroying Khalid's empire. Shahrzad is almost a prisoner caught between loyalties to people she loves. But she refuses to be a pawn and devises a plan.

While her father, Jahandar, continues to play with magical forces he doesn't yet understand, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her. With the help of a tattered old carpet and a tempestuous but sage young man, Shahrzad will attempt to break the curse and reunite with her one true love.

My Thoughts

Oh my god, it’s almost here. I actually survived the wait for this thing. Hallelujah! If you don’t know, the first book in this duology was actually in my Top 3 Books of 2015. I LOVED IT. It deserves every bit of my praise. It is just that good.

What book are you waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. I just bought the first book last week. I hope to read it soon so I can be ready for this one. Great pick!

    Carole @ Carole's Random Life

    1. I saw that. You should definitely get to it ASAP! It's sooooooo good. :)


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