The Wrath and the Dawn | Can’t Wait Wednesday #3

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, created to discuss books that book bloggers haven’t read yet and they’re usually books yet to be released. I ran across it when looking for new content ideas for The Book Blog Life, and it looked like so much fun. BUT I’m going to break the rules a little, it’s rare for me to be looking forward to book releases, PURELY because I’m so busy with everything else going on I don’t have the time to keep a track of sequels, and so forth. So I think I’m going to do books that are sat on my shelf for a little while and I can’t wait to read them so this week it will be The Wrath and the Dawn!

The Wrath and the Dawn | Can’t Wait Wednesday #3The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
Series: The Wrath and the Dawn #1
Also in this series: The Wrath and the Dawn
Genres: YA
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

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?

I have heard some great things about this book, and I have tried to read it on Audible but failed, I wasn’t massively impressed with the narrator which is a huge part of the experience. I have to really like the narrator to be able to carry on with the story so that’s something that really let this book down. I’m so hoping that reading the physical will change my mind! I’m so excited see if I enjoy this book more now. The hype would have me believe it’s not to be missed.

Let me know if you’ve read The Wrath and the Dawn and if I’m right to be sooo excited!


  1. Jenea

    4th July 2018 at 12:25 pm

    I have a hard time with Audible books to. I would much rather read it. Hope you get to read it soon.

    1. Jordann @thebookbloglife

      10th July 2018 at 4:40 pm

      yeah, I have a love/hate relationship, I either really love them or really hate them. The Poirot books I definitely love listening too, but it’s definitely hit and miss!

      Thanks for your comment!

    2. Angelica Joy

      13th July 2018 at 1:43 pm

      Jenea I only recently got into audiobooks, I have tried with several books since 2015 but it just wasn’t doing it for me. Then I listened to John Green’s Paper towns. That was enjoyable but I didn’t pick up another audiobook till 2017, but so far since then I’ve loved the audiobooks. Give it time to get used to it, I felt the same about ereaders.

      Some audiobook that’s really well done is the Illuminae Files by amie kaufman and jay kristoff. I always check for full casts but listening to this series felt like you were at a movie but just couldn’t see screen. So many sound effects, brilliantly done.

      I also enjoyed the Talon series by Julie Kagawa.

  2. Sassy Brit, Author Assistant

    4th July 2018 at 1:45 pm

    This does sound good. I will stay away from the audio version though 🙂 I love how the takes a new wife each night and then they’re dead by the morning…what a hook!

    Here is my Can’t Wait Wednesday feature.

    Happy Hump Day!

    Luv Sassy x

    1. Jordann @thebookbloglife

      10th July 2018 at 4:57 pm

      Yeah, I wasn’t a huge fan of the narrator! I can’t wait to read it, I think it’ll be right up my street – once I get the chance to actually read it!

      Thanks for commenting!

  3. Greg Hill

    4th July 2018 at 10:36 pm

    I’ve heard good things about Renee Ahdieh too, I’d like to try her books at some point. This does look good.

    1. Jordann @thebookbloglife

      10th July 2018 at 5:00 pm

      It does, doesn’t it! I think the cover has sold it for me though if I’m honest!

      Thanks for commenting!

  4. kozbisa

    4th July 2018 at 11:54 pm

    I thought this duology was wonderful. The writing is exquisite, and I really enjoyed the characters and the story.

    1. Jordann @thebookbloglife

      10th July 2018 at 5:01 pm

      I am so glad you enjoyed them! It just makes me all the more excited to read them! Hopefully I will find the time sooner rather than later!

      Thanks for commenting!

  5. Angelica Joy

    13th July 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Jordan I recently re-read this and then read The Rose & the Dagger, loved Renee Ahdieh’s writing. Really looking forward to reading The Mist of the flame, with her writing and Japan setting…sounds sooo good!

    Btw I like how your posting books on your tbr, I do this sometimes too. After all it’s what WE are waiting for and it’s not always unreleased stuff.

    1. Jordann @thebookbloglife

      14th July 2018 at 3:06 pm

      I cannot wait to read this, I’m hoping to get to it in August, but we will see. I have a lot going on behind the scenes at the moment and I think reading might have to be put on the back burner for a little while!

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