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The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

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Book Summary:

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.

My Review:

The books starts off with Shahzad already marry the king Khalid, she had volunteer to marry a king who has been killing off his wives lately for no reason. His latest victim was her best friend Shiva. Now she vows to do whatever it take to avenge her friend death. With the help with her family and her childhood lover Tariq they will stop at nothing to stop this evil madman from killing other woman again. Is Shahzad smart enough to outwit this king or will this be all her undoing in the end and be killed like the rest of his wives? There is Khalid himself, and king full of secrets. Every night he kills an woman before dawn. Only him and his cousin know the reason why but when Shahzad comes into his life. He is an change man and have yet killed her like her did his other wives. Did Shahzad tame this monster and what reasons for his killings in the first place? So many unanswer questions and for you reader to find out for yourself. This book filled with actions, love and secrets to die for. So if you into retelling of A thousand and one night then this book might be up your ally. So Happy Reading my readers!

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