Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we're eagerly awaiting.  This week I've chosen a book that I've seen on a lot of other blogs.  I love the cover and as it is a retelling/inspired by a classic, I definitely want to read it.  I saw it pop up on Netgalley about a month ago, but at first it wasn't actually available for requesting or downloading, which I thought was weird, why else have it on the site?  But anyway, here is the blurb from Goodreads:

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.

A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights.

Sounds pretty good to me, how about you?  It's expected publication is May 15th, so a few more months to wait!

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