Waiting on Wednesday: The Rose and the Dagger

This weeks Waiting on Wednesday post is on the second book in The Wrath and the Dawn series, The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh.


As of yet, I haven’t read the first part in the series so this post will be spoiler free. According to Goodreads, The Wrath and the Dawn is about sixteen year old Shahrzad who agrees to marry the evil Caliph, Khalid, who marries a new bride every day only for her to be dead by the morning. Shahrzad’s aim is to end the Caliph’s reign of terror but ends up falling in love with him. The first book uncovers all the secrets and mystery that lies beneath.

This book, The Rose and the Dagger, continues the story of Shahrzad and her love for the monstrous Khalid. As Goodreads goes:

In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from the love of her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once believed him a monster, but his secrets revealed a man tormented by guilt and a powerful curse—one that might keep them apart forever. Reunited with her family, who have taken refuge with enemies of Khalid, and Tariq, her childhood sweetheart, she should be happy. But Tariq now commands forces set on destroying Khalid’s empire. Shahrzad is almost a prisoner caught between loyalties to people she loves. But she refuses to be a pawn and devises a plan.

While her father, Jahandar, continues to play with magical forces he doesn’t yet understand, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her. With the help of a tattered old carpet and a tempestuous but sage young man, Shahrzad will attempt to break the curse and reunite with her one true love?

I’m so excited to read both of these books, the story sounds amazing! I can’t really say much else about the upcoming release of The Rose and the Dagger (26th April 2016) though. I’m thinking of posting reviews on both after I’ve read them though!

While we’re on the subject of book reviews, do you prefer spoiler or spoiler free reviews?

Until we meet again,



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