Waiting on Wednesday: The Rose and the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn #2) by Renee Ahdieh


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pick is:

The Rose and the Dagger
Series: The Wrath and the Dawn #2
Author: Renee Ahdieh
Published May 3rd 2016 by Putnam Juvenile

Goodreads Summary
The much anticipated sequel to the breathtaking The Wrath and the Dawn, lauded by Publishers Weekly as "a potent page-turner of intrigue and romance."

I am surrounded on all sides by a desert. A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. My family is here. And I do not know whom I can trust.

In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from the love of her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once believed him a monster, but his secrets revealed a man tormented by guilt and a powerful curse—one that might keep them apart forever. Reunited with her family, who have taken refuge with enemies of Khalid, and Tariq, her childhood sweetheart, she should be happy. But Tariq now commands forces set on destroying Khalid's empire. Shahrzad is almost a prisoner caught between loyalties to people she loves. But she refuses to be a pawn and devises a plan.

While her father, Jahandar, continues to play with magical forces he doesn't yet understand, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her. With the help of a tattered old carpet and a tempestuous but sage young man, Shahrzad will attempt to break the curse and reunite with her one true love.

Why I'm waiting:
  • The Wrath and the Dawn was one of my favourite books of 2015, and I'm dying to read more!
  • After struggling with the other 2015 1001 nights adaptation, I had been wary to read TWATD, but now I'm so glad I did! Ahdieh is a wonderful author, and I need more of her fantastic writing.
Are you waiting for this book? Have you already read it? Let me know :)

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