Sep 16, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: The Rose and the Dagger

Waiting on Wednesday is created by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. It’s a weekly meme, every Wednesday where you share about an upcoming book that you are looking forward to read.

Title: The Rose and the Dagger
Series: The Wrath and the Dawn, #2
Author: Renée Ahdieh
Publication Date: May 3, 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling

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.

Why I'm Waiting

Sadly, there's no cover yet. Anyway... I LOVE THE FIRST BOOK, THE WRATH AND THE DAWN, AND IT'S HONESTLY ONE OF MY FAVORITES INSTANTLY. Sorry for the caps lock but my love for that book can hardly be contained. Retelling is my favorite kind and though I have not yet read A Thousand and One Nights (but I did Google this once...for school...and when I got interested after reading book 1), the author has got me wanting to read it. If you haven't read The Wrath and the Dawn yet, I truly recommend it. I have not yet written my review for it but it's 5/5 stars from me. #WeNeedDiverseBooks

How about you, what are you waiting for this Wednesday? :)


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