Thursday, 26 July 2018

Books From The Backlog - The Wrath And The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Books from the Backlog is a weekly post hosted at Carole's Random Life In Books. Carole says it's "a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread. If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks." Find out more and link up your own posts on Carole's Random Life In Books.

The Wrath And The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

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.

The Book Depository : from £7.74 (PB)
Wordery : from £7.72 (PB)
Waterstones : from £7.99 (PB)
Amazon : from $1.40 / £4.53 (used PB)
Prices and availability may have changed since this post was written

I saw a pages-still-joined brand new hardback copy of this on a charity stall in Torquay Indoor Market last summer and excitedly grabbed it - for 50p if I remember correctly. It's sitting at the end of my bookshelf patiently waiting, but I've not yet felt drawn to actually read it. I love the idea of the Sheherazade retelling and know lots of other bloggers loved this tale.

Have you read The Wrath And The Dawn?
Is this a Get To It Now or a Let It Lie?


  1. I have this one on my TBR pile too. I remember when it first came out really being excited about it. Like so many other books on my shelves though, it still waits. Hopefully we will both love it when we do read it. :-)

    1. I do hope so. I've been looking forward to reading it for ages!

  2. Great find, Stephanie!

    LOL, I can be the same way about waiting after I got the book.

    1. It's a bit of a brick which is puuting me off, but I'm sure I'll enjoy the read once I get started :-)

  3. This one is on my backlog as well. I hope we both like it when we get around to reading it.


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