Book Review: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

June 8, 2015

wrathandReview by Krista, grade 9:

With its romance, action, mystery, and magic, The Wrath and The Dawn is a book sure to capture the attention of many readers.

In the book, sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to become the wife of the Caliph (king) of Khorasan. This is a rather dangerous position to fill, seeing that the Caliph had his eighty or so previous wives killed after a single night at the palace. Shahrzad’s best friend was one of those wives killed. As the Caliph’s wife, Shahrzad hopes to survive long enough to find the Caliph’s weaknesses and vows to murder him when given an opportunity. For a while, her plan succeeds, but the closer Shahrzad comes to figuring out a way to kill the Caliph, the closer she comes to falling in love with him—the very monster who murdered her best friend. Revenge is complicated it seems, especially when involving love and secrets twisted with magic and curses that change everything Shahrzad thinks she knows about the Caliph. Read the rest of this entry »


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