The Wrath & The Dawn (The Wrath & The Dawn #1) by Renée Ahdieh
Released: May 12th 2015
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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. (from Goodreads)
Very excited for this book. I don't know much about A Thousand and One Nights so most things will be a surprise for me. Clearly there is more to Khalid than meets the eye and I really want to know what is actually happening and why all these girls are executed at sunrise (from the synopsis, I'm inclined to believe something weird is going on, but I can't think what it might be). Also intrigued to find out more about Shazi and how exactly she plans to get revenge (and whether her plan will change at some point). Generally, really looking forward to this book! I also actually really like the cover, though I know a lot of other people aren't that fond of it.
What are you waiting on this week?