Review: I have been hearing about this book for ages, and have had it on my shelf for many months now. SO I finally picked it up off my shelf and went into my house with it. Now I have to start off by saying this , I have once before tried reading this book when it first came out. Now there was nothing wrong with the book when I first got it, only that I checked it and about a million other book out from the library. So if you can see where I’m going with this, is that I had to return the book before I could really get into it.
Anyway, I picked it and started from the beginning once again. Could not and would not put this book down the whole time I was reading it. I mean if someone wanted my attention they would have had to use a crowbar to get me off this book. I loved it so much! I just could not get enough of the story line and characters. I had no clue which way the book would be going or way the “boy king” was killing his wives each dawn. I was so intrigued and pulled into this story I lost all track of time and of what the heck was going on around me. I loved that, that is the best thing to find in a book.
The characters and the plot were so layered and had so much to them that I could not get enough of finding more out about them. I am super excited that there will be a second book for this series and that the author will be doing an event in my area! I cant wait!!!
5 out of 5 stars.
395 pages. Hardcover.
Romance. Re-telling. Young Adult. Fantasy. Fiction.
Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers.
Summary: One Life to One Dawn.
In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad’s dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Shahrzad is determined not only to stay alive, but to end the caliph’s reign of terror once and for all.
Night after night, Shahrzad beguiles Khalid, weaving stories that enchant, ensuring her survival, though she knows each dawn could be her last. But something she never expected begins to happen: Khalid is nothing like what she’d imagined him to be. This monster is a boy with a tormented heart. Incredibly, Shahrzad finds herself falling in love. How is this possible? It’s an unforgivable betrayal. Still, Shahrzad has come to understand all is not as it seems in this palace of marble and stone. She resolves to uncover whatever secrets lurk and, despite her love, be ready to take Khalid’s life as retribution for the many lives he’s stolen. Can their love survive this world of stories and secrets?
Inspired by A Thousand and One Nights, The Wrath and the Dawn is a sumptuous and enthralling read from beginning to end.
-Summary from GoodReads.com