Waiting on Wednesday: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh


Release Date: May 12, 2015
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile 

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.

I have a feeling The Wrath and the Dawn is either going to totally blow me away or I'm going to hate it. I'm hoping this book will be a super atmospheric read and have lots of character growth. I really want to find out why after every sunrise Khalid has his new bride killed and I definitely want to find out about Shazi, she already sounds like a total badass for going in to that brutal situation to avenge her friend. I love the unique concept, so I'm totally crossing my fingers that I'll enjoy it!


Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine

26 comments

  1. Ah yes, I know the feeling. I am very intrigued with the premise, but I'm not sure about the falling in love with the supposed murderous king... I guess we'll have to read it to find out whether the author makes it work! Or else read reviews :)

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    1. Hi Aylee! That's the part I'm not certain about either. I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for reviews too!
      Thank you! :)

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  2. Omg!!! Just last week I chose a book with a smiliar story as WoW and I'm just soo excited that there is another one :D but you're probably right - either very good or terribly bad! Let's hope for the best!

    Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  3. Aahhh, I've seen this one around many times - I'm excited for it as well<3 I just hope it's as good as it sounds. I hope you enjoy this read once it comes out - great pick <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

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  4. It does sound like it will be fantastic, I really hope it is and you love it!

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  5. I've seen some really good early reviews for this book, I hope you get to read it, and I hope it lives up to your expectations! Great choice:-D

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    1. I'm so happy to hear you've heard some early good buzz about this one, thank you! :)

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  6. I've heard so much about this book in the past couple of months, so I definitely cannot wait to see what all the hype is about! Great pick!

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  7. Interesting blurb and cover. I'm curious about the plot. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

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  8. Oh following on social media (facebook, twit & insta)

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  9. I can't wait to read it! I hope you like the book! Check out my WoW!

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  10. This one really draws me in! I love the idea of it. Thanks for bringing it to my attention :)

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    1. I totally agree, I definitely love the idea of it!
      Thank you! :)

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  11. I absolutely cannot WAIT for this book. It sounds so, so unique, and I have been hearing really good things so... like you, fingers are crossed! Hope you love it :)
    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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  12. I love fairytale retellings and immediately added this to my wishlist after finding out about it. Plus, we need more stories that are set in the Middle East (or in Asia in general).

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    1. I totally agree, there definitely needs to be way more books taking place in the Middle East!
      Thank you! :)

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  13. Oh I am so excited about this oe, too! it sounds delish :D

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