The Wrath and The Dawn 🏹
Synopsis from Goodreads: “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.”
The only thing that I could think of right now is HOW DID I NOT PICK UP THIS BOOK EARLIER? it was amazing. The world building is beautiful, descriptive and magical ✨ The characters in this book are amazing .. Most of them are unique and complex but I’m sure you’ll fall head over heels in love with them. So this story was inspired by A Thousand and One Nights so it has that Arabian theme to it and it’s really interesting and fascinating .. I’m not kidding when I say it’s such a page turner.
Shahrzad is an interesting character that I didn’t know what to feel about till the middle of the book because she’s strong, sassy and a bit bratty yet I couldn’t justify some of her actions at the beginning but now that I finished the book I can’t help but admire and love her because she’s amazing. Khalid on the other hand is a whole other story. He had me from the moment I read “Boy-King” and I won’t deny that 🙈 I really love how the side characters have their own story and they’re just as important as the main characters, you rarely ever read that in books but it’s something that I absolutely love.
If you’re looking for a new, interesting and fast-paced YA duology then check this out because it has Romance, Fantasy and everything you’d ever need in a book.
I think I’ve over done it with the brightness in this picture ✨