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!
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