I am super excited to be a part of THE WRATH & THE DAWN Blog Tour and to be able to finally share my thoughts about the book. What an amazing start to the series this is and the instant I finished reading it I was so desperately wishing I had the next book in hand that I may have sobbed just a little knowing I’d have to wait. Yeah, it was just that good. Anyway… if you’d like to know what else I thought, my review follows below the book’s details.
This tour also includes an awesome giveaway for a copy of the book and three lovely scarves to FIVE winners. So be sure to enter in the Rafflecopter for a chance to win.
And if you’d like to know what other bloggers thought about THE WRATH & THE DAWN, read a few interviews and guest posts, the tour schedule with direct links to all the stops is at the bottom of this post.
About THE WRATH & THE DAWN
Title & Series: THE WRATH & THE DAWN (The Wrath & the Dawn #1)
Author: Renée Ahdieh
Release date: May 12, 2015
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, audio, eBook
Read an EXCERPT
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.
Note: This review is based on an ARC received from the publisher in exchange for my honest thoughts about the book.
Stunningly gorgeous, devastatingly heartbreaking and beautifully written, THE WRATH & THE DAWN will transport you to a world of secrets, revenge, treachery, heartache, love and loss. A world ruled by a king, a monster, who takes a new bride each night and sacrifices her at dawn. A world where one girl is willing to risk her own life for the chance to end his tyranny and keep another family from suffering.
It’s a story that invites you to learn its secrets. It beguiles you with stories within the story. It keeps you on edge wondering when – when will Shahrzad strike, when will Khalid grow tired of her, when will it be her final dawn, when will Tariq attempt to save her – and asking why and how and what if – Why is Khalid executing his brides? How can he live with what he’s done? How can Shazi stand to spend one second in his presence? What if she fails? What if she succeeds? What if Tariq fails? And what if he succeeds?
Renée Ahdieh created a story that is exciting and enchanting, nail-biting and suspenseful. She brings together the most unlikely of characters, makes them fall in love, puts tremendous obstacles in their way, and gives them impossible odds. She expands her world by telling the story from multiple characters’ points of view. And she teases with the promise of what’s to come in future books in the series.
The author gives readers a strong female main character in Shahrzad. She’s quick, clever, brave, fierce and passionate and can be sharp-tongued and imperious. But she also has a vulnerability to her, and is kind and loyal and instantly likable. Khalid is also strong, which makes for an exhilarating dynamic between the two. He is a skilled swordsman, a seemingly ruthless leader, quick-tempered, arrogant, secretive and cold, but yet vulnerable, redeemable and fiercely protective.
THE WRATH & THE DAWN is an enticing and exquisitely told story. It combines action and romance and heartbreak and anguish into a tale that is positively epic. Not all questions will be answered. Not all plans will be revealed. Not all alliances will be forged. Not all threats will be eliminated. And not all dangers will have abated by the story’s end, setting the stage for an even more thrilling and nerve-wracking and potentially heartrending sequel.
If you’re looking for a story that is breathtaking and moving and absolutely amazing, Renée Ahdieh’s debut is a must.
About Renée Ahdieh
I live in North Carolina (Go Heels!) with my husband Victor and our dog Mushu. My YA fantasy novel, THE WRATH AND THE DAWN, is available wherever books are sold. In my spare time, I like to cook, dance salsa, and wreak havoc on the lives of my characters.
I’m also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, as well as an active member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.
There is a tour-wide giveaway for…
- FIVE (5) winners will receive a copy of THE WRATH & THE DAWN, a scarf with the book cover, Tariq scarf, Khalid scarf
All prizes will be furnished courtesy of the publisher.
Enter in the Rafflecopter below…
The Tour Schedule
May 11th – The Young Folks – Guest Post
May 12th – Two Chicks on Books – Interview
May 13th – Once Upon a Twilight – Interview
May 14th – Addicted Readers – Review
May 15th – Cuddlebuggery – Review
May 18th – The Eater of Books! – Top 10 List
May 19th – Love is not a triangle – Guest Post
May 20th – Mostly YA Book Obsessed – Character Profiles/Where I See Fashion
May 21st – Gone with the Words – Interview
May 22nd – Fiktshun – Review
May 25th – Read.Breathe.Relax – Interview
May 26th – The Daily Quirk – Review
May 27th – The Irish Banana – Would You Rather?
May 28th – No BS Book Reviews – Review
May 29th – Me, My Shelf and I – 25 Random Things