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The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn #1) (Hardcover)

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It’s rare that a book so vividly fantastical comes along. A book that captures your mind so completely that you miss your train stop, weep furiously in public, and sigh in anger as soon as the last page is turned. The Wrath and the Dawn is one of those books. A new spin on the classic 1001 Nights tale with a Beauty and the Beast twist, The Wrath and the Dawn is a beautifully crafted story that twists and turns itself into something that leaves you breathless and wanting more.

Shazi sets out to right the wrongs that the 18-year-old Caliph of Khorasan has done to her people. She seeks revenge for her best friend, taken by the Caliph and murdered in the same fashion as the other girls. Every night the Caliph takes a new wife, and in the morning she’s dead, found with a silken rope around her neck. The Caliph is a cruel ruler, feared by his people, but Shazi does not fear him. Her strength and unwillingness to back down to this mysterious king is admirable, and her stubborn nature keeps her alive. Throughout her time at the castle, Shazi discovers that things aren’t as they seem. Is the Caliph really as cruel a king as the people think, or is something more sinister going on?

Renee Ahdieh has taken classic fairy tales and given them new life. She’s written a story so real you can feel the sand of the Khorasan desert beneath your feet. Perfect, sensual, brilliant – just read it.

— Anna, Not Your Mother's Book Club Coordinator

Description


#1 New York Times Bestseller

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


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.


*The book is a Rough Cut Edition (pages are deliberately not the same length).*

About the Author


Renée Ahdieh is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her spare time, she likes to dance salsa and collect shoes. She is passionate about all kinds of curry, rescue dogs, and college basketball. The first few years of her life were spent in a high-rise in South Korea; consequently, Renée enjoys having her head in the clouds.

She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband and their tiny overlord of a dog. The Wrath and the Dawn is her debut.

Praise For…


Praise for The Wrath and the Dawn:
#1 New York Times Bestseller
#4 on the Summer 2015 Kids' Indie Next List!
An Amazon Best Book of the Year for 2015 – Young Adult
A New York Public Library Best Book for Teens for 2015 
Seventeen Magazine Best Book of 2015
A YALSA 2016 Best Fiction for Young Adults Pick
 
“Lushly imagined and powerfully characterized, it’s a potent page-turner of intrigue and romance.”—Publishers Weekly 

“This book is a fairy tale, a mystery, and … promises to become a classic tale of its own.”—VOYA

★ “Set against a backdrop of political intrigue and a simmering revolution, this is a carefully constructed narrative of uncertain loyalties, searing romance, and subtle magic in a harsh desert city.”—Booklist, starred review

★ “The rich, Middle Eastern cultural context adds to the author’s adept world building… a surefire hit with teens.”—School Library Journal, starred review

★ “Renée Ahdieh's lush debut novel, The Wrath and the Dawn, is a suspenseful and beautiful reimagining of The Arabian Nights, with an edge.”—Shelf Awarenessstarred review 

“Dreamily romantic, deliciously angst-y, addictively thrilling.”—Kirkus Reviews

Sumptuous detail … satisfyingly steamy scenes, along with some angsty push and pull moments between the two for optimal romantic tension.”—BCCB

“Don’t be surprised if the pages melt away and you find yourself racing through warm, golden sands or drinking spiced wine in cool marble courtyards. This is an intoxicating gem of a story. You will fall in love, just as I did.”—Marie LuNew York Times bestselling author of the Legend series and The Young Elites

“In her absorbing debut, Renée Ahdieh spins a tale as mesmerizing as that of her heroine Shahrzad, filled with lush details and brimming with tension. The Wrath and the Dawn is truly an exceptional story, beautifully written.”—Carrie Ryan,New York Times bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth

“Ahdieh weaves a world that is lush with detail. You will want to hear, taste, and touch everything. But it's not just the world that is vividly alive. The characters are fascinating too: I loved the friendships, romance, and shifts in feeling. A beautifully written bookThe Wrath and the Dawn is a story I could not put down.”—Marie Rutkoski, author of The Winner’s Trilogy



Product Details
ISBN: 9780399171611
ISBN-10: 0399171614
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 12th, 2015
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: The Wrath and the Dawn