Book Review: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh + Giveaway

The Wrath and the Dawn
The Wrath and the Dawn #1 
Author: Renée Ahdieh
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy
Released: May 12th 2015
Review Source: Putnam Juvenile

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.

OMG... can I have a moment here? *fans self* This book is beyond my expectations! Truly a gift to all book lovers! Thank you Renee for sharing this stunning, breathtaking story.

The Wrath & The Dawn is unique in many ways. So rich in words. With such perfect pacing.

Let me tell you, the very beginning of this book had me confused. The names. The words. All confusing. Yet, I did not give up. I re-read some parts until I understood what was going on and who was who. As the pages flew by, I realized this book is unique. Then I read this page…. Oh, boy. Did I fall. Hard. And I was lost in the beauty of this tale. I devoured the pages like a wilding looking for water. As I drank in the story, I needed more. By the time I realized the time, it was too late. It was 4 am. No lie. I was completely lost in this beauty.

Gosh, it is dark. It is sexy. And it is brilliant.

If you are a fan of The Game of Thrones, you know how Daenerys is sold to marry Dothraki Khal Drogo. At first, she hates him but eventually falls in love with him. Also, how at the beginning he thought of her as just his bride, a person to have intimate moments with and nothing else... but then he also falls in love with her? Yeah, this is how the story is. If you are clueless to what I am saying, let me just say… Beauty and the Beast.

To marry Khalid is an abomination to Shahrzad. Now her best friend is gone - she married Khalie as part of the ritual. At every dawn, the new bride is to be executed. YES, executed. As revenge, she sacrifices and volunteers to be his next bride. Her mission is to avenge all the death he has caused - to kill him. Yet, what she doesn’t know is that Khalid himself is doing this, not because he takes pleasure on the killings, but because it is a must.

Little by little, she becomes acquainted and begin to connect with him, later falls in love with him. She knows he is a monster, but her heart is telling her he is not. Yet, once she is told the truth, she realizes he is just a broken man with many baggage. Underneath the many layers of hatred people have against him, he is just a beautiful man taking the blame for everything. He is beautiful from the inside. He is selfless.


An enchanted story that will captivate your attention. A must read. Lovers of romance and fantasy would certainly adore this story. However, I recommend this book to EVERYONE! There is so much to say but it is best that you read it. Seriously, you must give this story a try. Do not let the first couple of chapters stop you. Trust me, it will be your new addiction.

Stop by Wednesday to read our interview with Renee Ahdieh & to enter another epic giveaway!

This giveaway is open International.

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  1. Twitter: @sleepyhollowkid

    Love your review and I'm so excited to read this! :D Thanks for the giveaway, I'd love to win this! Books mean the world to me. ARCs <3.

  2. Twitter: @Rhea_Dsouza_

    The book sounds so bootiful *-* Also, I've heard so many good things about Saint Anything and The Alex Crow <3 Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  3. Really looking forward to The Wrath and The Dawn :)

  4. Twitter: @booksbyjayy

    Thank you so much for this giveaway♥


  6. Twitter: @devilishbella

    Sounds really good!
    Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!

  7. Twitter: @zoeytalbon

    This book looks SO fantastic. I have heard absolutely nothing but good things about it, and especially about Shazi. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Twitter: @cordelia_kenn
    Would absolutely love to win!

  9. Oh awesome review! So looking forward to reading this one! Read nothing but great reviews and that definitely makes me happy! Again, excellent review!

  10. Fallon Vaughn ~


  11. I have actually seen this book around a lot but this is the first review I have read of it. Initially I was not interested but you have convinced me otherwise. This sounds well worth my time now!

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  12. I've seen this book around a lot lately and it looks really interesting :)

  13. Share our twitter account to verify? Kind of weird. @GemmaInRed

  14. I'm SO excited for The Wrath and the Dawn, and I'm really happy that bloggers are loving it! Thanks for the giveaway. @ReadiculousGirl

  15. @bookishbaggins

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. I really wanna read this! Foreign names confuse me too, but I'm determined not to let it get in the way of me reading this one. @nightbookthief

  17. love that cover and the synopsis sounds promising. <3
    amazing review like always. :)

  18. @skybluesoul527
    Can't wait for this book!

  19. I cannot wait to Read this and ask those other titles! Thanks for the chance! @theinkrunsfree

  20. @arienautumn
    my rafflecopter name is Neira

  21. Twitter: @ValentinaByVy
    Thank you so much for this giveaway! (Valentina B. -on the raffle)

  22. Thank you so much for the wonderful (international!) giveaway! :D

    Twitter: _Marcia_94_

  23. Great Giveaway!
    Thanks :)

  24. Eeek, thank you so much for this amazing giveaway :D You are the bestest. <3 Crossing all my fingers that I will win :) @CarinaOlsen

  25. twitter: @byelliem

    Sounds amazing! I love Dark Fantasy, and sexyness? phewww sing me up!
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  26. Great review! @ValleyBookDoll

  27. Thank you for the giveaway! I keep hearing really great things about The Wrath & The Dawn. @ByEmmCole

  28. My twitter account is @JaimeLLester Thank you SO Much for this giveaway. I am about to blow a gasket waiting for this book. It sounds phenomenal!

  29. @skarmouth
    Great review! I adored The Wrath and The Dawn, it was everything I had hoped for.

  30. @skarmouth
    Great review! I adored The Wrath and The Dawn, it was everything I had hoped for.

  31. Thank you for this amazing chance! :)
    Twitter: @Me_chelleLee

  32. this cover will forever be one of my favs of 2015!

  33. Lovey review! Everyone has only great things to say about The Wrath and the Dawn. :)

  34. Twitter: @aila_1woaa
    Sorry I forgot to put that in my other comment!

    Again, I enjoyed the book as much as you did. Thanks so much for the giveaway! :)

  35. Twitter:

    So excited to read The Wrath and the Dawn! Keeping my fingers crossed! :)

  36. Love your review! Can't wait to read this book!!! Thanks for the giveaway! :)
    Twitter: @agustinazanelli

  37. Thank you for the giveaway! Can't wait to read this :)

  38. (Alisha Sienkiel in rafflecopter)
    Twitter: @BethandNoah

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway! I can't wait to read The Wrath and the Dawn!! :)


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