August Wrap Up


So August was a great reading month for me, I managed to read seven books though I’m not sure I’ll be able to keep that rate up for the rest of the year! Continue reading “August Wrap Up”

The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh – A Review

Published 2015, 388pp, Putnam Juvenile

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

The Wrath and the Dawn is a Young Adult retelling of A Thousand and One Nights  and is packed full of political intrigue, secrets, a hint of magic and gorgeous food as well as the stories within the story. Khalid is the 18 year old Caliph of Khorasan, Shahrzad is the girl that’s going to kill him. The Caliph takes a new bride every evening, and at each dawn orders their death, hung by a silk cord. After her best friend is murdered by the King of Kings, Shazi decides to take his life. She volunteers to be the next bride with revenge clouding her judgement. She has a plan to escape the dread of the dawn, she will tell the Caliph a story all night so that when dawn comes, he will need to keep her alive to hear the end. Khalid had never visited one of his brides again after each marriage. It’s too painful for him, but this time, he is intrigued by the defiant girl who volunteered to marry him. He has to meet her, he has to find out how she could possibly face marrying him, and her certain death. He discovers she is not at all what he bargained for.

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A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas – A Review

Published in 2015, 416pp, Bloomsbury

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

This book. I loved this book. It’s been many years since I last finished a Young Adult series but since discovering Booktube, I’ve been persuaded to pick some up. Boy, was that the best idea I’ve had in a while! A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas came highly recommended so I bit the bullet and ordered it; I’d been in a bit of a reading slump whilst attempting to slog through the rest of Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd and I’m so glad I bought it. This book reignited my passion for storytelling all over again and gave me the kick I so desperately needed (even though my bank balance objected) to get back on the reading wagon.

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