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!

While you're here, don't forget to go enter my Romance is in the Air Giveaway for your choice of 1 of 12 books that I enjoyed the romance in.

34 comments:

  1. This was my WOW last week. A dangerous romance, mystery, and intrigue makes this sound amazing.

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    1. Lots of people were doing it, so I had to add it to mine as well! I cannot wait for this one, it sounds kind of unique to me. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Yes, I'm also waiting on this one :) Everything about this book sounds so intriguing! Great pick :)

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    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

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    1. I can't wait for it, but we have to I guess. :-) Thanks for visiting!

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  3. I don't think I've read anything like this before. I'm definitely looking forward to reading it. Great pick!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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    1. That's what I thought, very unique. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I can't WAIT to read this! I completely love the synopsis, and an Arabian Nights retelling... YES PLEASE!! :D Hope we both love it!

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    1. I know, I'm so into the retellings, that I was hooked at that bit before I even read all the other things. Thanks for visiting!

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  5. Great Pick! This one is new for me but darn that cover is unique. This one sounds awesome. I must add it to my list. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week.

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    1. The cover is of course what drew me in first, embarrassed to admit. But then I read the description and was hooked! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Awesome pick Lisa^^ I'm actually about halfway through this one atm and seriously loving it (so far!) I hope you can get your hands on it soon and that you'll enjoy it when you do ;D Happy hump day ♥

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews

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    1. So jealous!!! Glad to hear that it is good though, makes me more likely to get it as soon as I can. Thanks for visiting!

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  7. I like the cover on this one. I hope you enjoy reading it.
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    1. I do love that cover too! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Haven't heard of this one. The cover is really cool. Hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. Thanks! Hoping to get it soon. Thanks for returning the stop.

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  9. Oooh, this one looks really good! I've been hearing so many good things about it!

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  10. This is the second time I've seen this book today. I'm definitely intrigued by the story. Thanks for sharing!

    Mu WoW: http://onceuntold.blogspot.com/2015/02/waiting-on-wednesday-1.html

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  11. I have been hearing EXCELLENT things about this one. I wanted to read it before I saw the reviews, but now I REALLY want to. Hopefully it lives up to all the hype!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

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    1. I'm hearing good things. Just will have to wait to get ahold of it! Thanks so much for visiting!

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  12. I CANNOT WAIT TO READ THIS BOOK! I love fantasy, and retellings. I hope you enjoy this book when you read it!

    Have a fabulous week :)

    Check out my WoW post!

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    1. I am also such a big fan of retellings! Can't wait to read this one. Hope you get it soon as well! Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. I'm so so so excited about this one!! I have it preordered and I cannot wait for my copy to arrive!

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    1. Can't wait to hear what you think. I know it will be a while before I can get ahold of it.

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  14. This one sounds so different and awesome. I've bee eagerly awaiting it too!

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    1. I think a lot of us are so eager to read this one! I hope it doesn't disappoint.

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  15. Hi Lisa,

    I'm just trying to get in contact with you about the Last List Blog Hop. Do you mind letting me know an email I can reach you at?

    Thanks,

    Lat

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  16. YES. I can safely say this one is on my top ten most anticipated books for this year! Great pick!

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    1. And I want it sooner rather than later! :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. I've been hearing pretty good things about this and I'm always up for epic romance! Great pick, Lisa!

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    1. I just can't wait! Thanks so much for visiting!

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