Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (20) - The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Publication Date: May 12th 2015 

Goodreads summary:
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. 

Why The Wrath and the Dawn?
I love the premise of the book! I love stories where the main character finds romance where she least expects it (actually, most of the YA books I love have this premise) so this book sounds perfect for me! This was also inspired by A Thousand and One Nights and it'll be interesting to see how Renee incorporates that into the story. I'm actually reading the ARC at the moment and I love it! :-)

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