I won an arc of TWATD last year before summer thanks to http://cuddlebuggery.com/
I have read it in summer vacation, but since my blog is pretty new I really wanted to do a review on it.
Young Adult / Fantasy
One Life to One Dawn.
In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad’s dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Shahrzad is determined not only to stay alive, but to end the caliph’s reign of terror once and for all.
Night after night, Shahrzad beguiles Khalid, weaving stories that enchant, ensuring her survival, though she knows each dawn could be her last. But something she never expected begins to happen: Khalid is nothing like what she’d imagined him to be. This monster is a boy with a tormented heart. Incredibly, Shahrzad finds herself falling in love. How is this possible? It’s an unforgivable betrayal. Still, Shahrzad has come to understand all is not as it seems in this palace of marble and stone. She resolves to uncover whatever secrets lurk and, despite her love, be ready to take Khalid’s life as retribution for the many lives he’s stolen. Can their love survive this world of stories and secrets?
Inspired by A Thousand and One Nights, The Wrath and the Dawn is a sumptuous and enthralling read from beginning to end.
Rating; 5 Stars
(It is probably my favourite book of 2015)
I loved this book from beginning to the end. Everything is so well written. The Characters, the plot and last, but definitely not least the romance.
I had never heard about this book when I first won the arc to be honest, so I wasn’t expecting anything when I started reading it. When I was reading it I was travelling from the Netherlands to Turkey with the car. We were travelling for 2 days, but I didn’t had anything to read within the first day. I devoured TWATD and I loved it so much I reread it a couple of times.
Shazi, the main character, is badass! She is personally one of my all-time favourite female MC. Then we have Khalid, who just stole my heart despite all my efforts to not love him, because of his previous actions.
Also in this first installment we are introduced to magic. I was as curious as Shazi was, because we didn’t get a lot of information on magic in that world yet.
Don’t let me get started about the ending. I was torn when I read it. I was desperately searching for more. Renée Ahdied did a great job on tearing my heart apart.
I am still telling all my bookish friends about this book and it has been half a year, since I read it. IT IS THAT GOOD!
going crazy patiently waiting for the second installment, The Rose and The Dagger.
( Also here is a GIF of Top from BigBang expressing how I feel every time I hear about TWATD )