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!

11 thoughts on “The Wrath and the Dawn | Can’t Wait Wednesday #3

    1. 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.

  1. 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.

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