Waiting on Wednesday #24: The Rose and the Dagger

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

The Rose and the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn #2), by Renée Ahdieh
Publication: May 3, 2016, by Putnam Juvenile
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 416

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.

I need this book. This book needs me. We need this book. THE WHOLE WORLD NEEDS THIS BOOK AND MAY THE THIRD IS TOO FAR. TOO FAR. I say this in every post, but I feel like I cannot wait for this book any longer. The cover is graciously gorgeous and fabulous, and Renée Ahdieh left us with the biggest cliffhanger of all time in the last book and I'M DYING HERE. Could someone please spare me an advance copy to make me the happiest girl in the world? Agh. Ugh. Book anticipation is horrible. I need help. (Book therapist, anyone?)

What are you anticipating the most this week? ARE YOU IN PAIN FOR THIS BOOK, TOO?


  1. I've got the first one sitting on my TBR. I've got to hurry up and read it! Great pick! Love the covers!
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    1. Hurry up, LOL! But I must warn you that the cliffhanger between the two is outrageous, so you could wait until May 3? Heheh, thanks Lisa! :DDD

  2. I am so excited for this book too!!

    1. I will be running to the bookstore on May 3, that's for sure! :P


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