The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh


The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

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.


Praise for The Wrath and the Dawn #4 on the Summer 2015 Kids

! Renee Ahdieh's lush debut novel, The Wrath and the Dawn, is a suspenseful and beautiful reimagining of The Arabian Nights, with an edge. Shelf Awareness, starred review Lushly imagined and powerfully characterized, it s a potent page-turner of intrigue and romance. Publishers Weekly

Set against a backdrop of political intrigue and a simmering revolution, this is a carefully constructed narrative of uncertain loyalties, searing romance, and subtle magic in a harsh desert city. Booklist, starred review The rich, Middle Eastern cultural context adds to the author s adept world building a surefire hit with teens. School Library Journal, starred review Dreamily romantic, deliciously angst-y, addictively thrilling. Kirkus Reviews Sumptuous detail satisfyingly steamy scenes, along with some angsty push and pull moments between the two for optimal romantic tension. BCCB

About the Author

Renee Ahdieh is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her spare time, she likes to dance salsa and collect shoes. She is passionate about all kinds of curry, rescue dogs, and college basketball. The first few years of her life were spent in a high-rise in South Korea; consequently, Renee enjoys having her head in the clouds. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband and their tiny overlord of a dog. The Wrath and the Dawn is her debut.

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400 pages


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Publication date

1st June 2015



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