Blurb (GR): One Life to One Dawn.
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, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad’s dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Shahrzad is determined not only to stay alive, but to end the caliph’s reign of terror once and for all.
Night after night, Shahrzad beguiles Khalid, weaving stories that enchant, ensuring her survival, though she knows each dawn could be her last. But something she never expected begins to happen: Khalid is nothing like what she’d imagined him to be. This monster is a boy with a tormented heart. Incredibly, Shahrzad finds herself falling in love. How is this possible? It’s an unforgivable betrayal. Still, Shahrzad has come to understand all is not as it seems in this palace of marble and stone. She resolves to uncover whatever secrets lurk and, despite her love, be ready to take Khalid’s life as retribution for the many lives he’s stolen. Can their love survive this world of stories and secrets?
Inspired by A Thousand and One Nights, The Wrath and the Dawn is a sumptuous and enthralling read from beginning to end.
I am speechless. There are no words that can describe the feelings rushing through me now. The simplest way to put it : I love it!
The characters was what played an important part in the story. Without, Shahrzad’s fierceness, and Khalid’s solemnised manner, I don’t think this would be as good as it is now.
Shahrzad was a character that was a little meh. And what I mean by that is, that she’s good, but it could’ve been better. I admire her determination, and stuff. But I felt like it was getting a little too old. This strongly remined me of Celeana from Throne of Glass, and Mare from Red Queen. Maybe, because I read about too many girls like her I felt that she was predictable, and not to mention annoying. And she’s not a good spy at all. Trying to find out Khalid’s weakness was a big flop. She did find out what it was, but wasn’t it obvious?
I’m going to stop hating on Shahrzad now, and just go on too Khalid.
Khalid. Khalid was awesome. I love his solemn attitude so much, and the way he protects Shahrzad. The way he proves that he really isn’t what people say he is. And his description in the book, was… just look at the gif.
I guess you can understand now right?
I did find it weird that his so-called walls, were really easy to break down. Just one look at Shahrzad, and BAM “I’ll tell you all my secrets!”
The plot was really interesting, and much better than I anticipated.
A boy-king named Khalid takes in a new bride at night, and murders them in the morning. Same thing that night, a new bride comes in, and in the next morning dies. Shahrzad’s best friend Shiva was one of those brides. And now Shahrzad wants vengeance!
But things, don’t go as Shahrzad planned. She realizes that she is… falling for the hideous monster of a man.
The way I described it, it’s not as good. BUT IT’S AWESOME AND BEAUTIFUL!
I loved the dramatic turn of events. How it could be fun, but then turn into a serious moment in a second. And it doesn’t sound horrible. Only a talented writer can do that. But guess what! This is the author’s debut!
It’s kind of like Aladdin except without the genie, and other major components, but it was really good!
The voice was like a river gliding down a mountain. And then a very thirsty family see’s it. What I mean is that, the wording is simple,beautiful and so empowering, and impacting. When I was reading this book, all I saw was what the book was saying.
It was anything rocky, just smooth.