Till It Arrives is inspired by Jamie from The Perpetual Page-Turner’s Save the Date feature. Sometimes I read books that are not released anytime soon, but I want to share some of my feelings on the book right away, so Till It Arrives is born! (It also allows me to read books that appear later in my schedule, so that’s awesome too.) Since I don’t usually use GIFs in my reviews, I thought I’ll use plenty of GIFs to describe my feelings for the book I’m talking about in this feature!
The Wrath and the Dawn
Author: Renee Ahdieh
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy, Retelling
Release Date: May 12, 2015
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
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, has begun taking a new bride each night, only to have her killed the next mourning with a silk cord wrapped tightly around her neck. When her dearest friend falls prey to the Caliph’s cruelty, Shahrzad offers herself as his next wife, vowing to avenge her friend’s murder and end his reign of terror permanently. Shahrzad uses her wit and charm to stay alive. Night after night, she beguiles Khalid with mesmerizing stories, growing ever closer to him, until she realizes she may be just as beguiled.
It’s an unforgivable betrayal. She came to the palace to put an end to his life. Instead, she finds herself falling deeply in love with Khalid, the monster of her dreams. He is not what she expected, and she quickly realizes all within this palace of marble and stone is not as it would appear.
A sumptuous and elegantly told tale, The Wrath and the Dawn will enthrall readers from beginning to end.
First Sentence: It would not be a welcome dawn.
A Tale of This Is What Love Is
When Kristen from My Friends Are Fiction lent me an ARC of The Wrath and the Dawn:
When I saw how diverse The Wrath and the Dawn:
As I watched the romance slowly develop:
When things started getting intense:
To sum the book up in a GIF: