Waiting on Wednesday: The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

23308084Title: The Rose and the Dagger

Author: Renee Ahdieh

Genre: Fantasy

Pages: Hardcover, 432

Publication: April 26, 2016 via G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers


The much anticipated sequel to the breathtaking The Wrath and the Dawn, lauded by Publishers Weekly as “a potent page-turner of intrigue and romance.”

I am surrounded on all sides by a desert. A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. My family is here. And I do not know whom I can trust.

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.


So, I finished The Wrath and the Dawn last Friday, and I completely fell in love with this story. The characters are freaking amazing (seriously, Khalid is legit the best/hottest/articulate character), and the story is written so well. Plus, the covers are absolutely gorgeous. The end of April seems so far away.


6 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

  1. Madeline @ The SFF Bookshelf says:

    I have yet to read The Wrath and the Dawn, but it is definitely on my TBR list. It’s also nice to know that the main character is so captivating — my favourite type of main character, haha 🙂

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