Waiting on Wednesday: The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine highlighting upcoming releases we’re looking forward to.


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 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 break the cycle once and for all.

The cover…..woah.

Again: WHOA.

Some more amaze: WHOOOOOA.

Silence. Ouch. Okay I got a little to close too the computer screen.

Seriously Guys. I love that cover. I love love love illustrated covers. Forget all that gossip magazine crap. THIS. This is how you put out a beautiful Young Adult cover. I love how there’s a painting of a girl behind the screen.  Forgive my western innocence, but I don’t know much about India or the middle east. I want to know more about that girl and her secrets.


*enter into the insanity of my mind*

By the by: I have the Arabian Nights. I should read that. It looks fun.





A boy-king.

I want to get my hands on this sucker.

Yes to more Diversity in YA.

I don’t know about you guys, but this is my number one anticipated read for 2015.

4 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

    • Brigid says:

      I love YA, but man sometimes I want to strangle the crap out of it. I do have high hopes for this one, though. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a book with a blurb like that. It sounds crazy-fun-good-psychotic and I want to read it so bad.

  1. Molly Mortensen says:

    lol @ ouch. I hadn’t heard of this one but the new twist on the Arabian Nights sounds really good. I’m not sure how she could fall for this boy who kills everyone including her best friend though.

    • Brigid says:

      My thoughts EXACTLY. But, it’s part of why I’m so fascinated. How can you fall in love with a murderer? Or is he murderer at all? QUESTIONS I WANT ANSWERED.

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