THE WRATH AND THE DAWN BY RENEE AHDIEH
A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights
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.
Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: May 12th 2015 by Putnam JuvenilePre-Order here.
People I adore have loved this book. And now I want it so badly too. The summary? It is all kinds of perfect. This book sounds creepy. And gorgeous. And just so amazing. I cannot wait to read this book. I have high hopes for it. <3 For the characters. And the romance. And the mystery. So excited for it :D
What are you waiting for on this damning Wednesday?