Wednesday 18 February 2015

Waiting On Wednesday #109 - The Wrath and the Dawn

Waiting On Wednesday, where we put the spotlight on upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating, is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

This week's choice is -

The Wrath & The Dawn - Renee Ahdieh
ISBN - 9780399171611
Publisher - Putnam Juvenile
Expected release date - May 12 2015

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.

A love story inspired by A Thousand And One Nights? Yes please! Looking forward to reading this one, as with all retellings I'm intrigued to see how they do it.


  1. This sounds fantastic, I'm definitely looking forward to reading it! Great pick!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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  2. This book looks really good! Will keep an eye out on it :)
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    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

  3. This book makes me want May to just come already! The whole premise is just enrapturing- a story of revenge, murder, kings and based on A Thousand and One Nights- *sigh* sooo excited!
    Plus who doesn't love a reluctant romance filled with tension or fairytale retellings?;)
    Lovely pick:)
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  4. Yeaaaah, oh man, I really want this.

  5. I can't wait for this one! I've heard great things about it too, which just makes me more excited :D Great pick.

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    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

  6. "A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights."? Oh yes! I must read this one!

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    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

  7. I adore re-telling tales and I cannot wait for launch day. Great pick. I want it now :(

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  8. I'm definitely going to read this book if I can get my hands on it. Thanks for sharing!
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  9. I saw someone else put this one up last week. It sounds good. I hope you enjoy it! My WOW

  10. Great pick! I'm so excited for this one too. It sounds so amazing! I've not heard any reviews on it yet though.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian


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