Waiting on Wednesday (19)

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that you are eagerly anticipating.

The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
Series: The Wrath and the Dawn #2
Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy/Retelling
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Expected Publication: May 6, 2016

Via Goodreads:

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.


The Wrath and the Dawn was one of my favorite books of 2015, and definitely in the top two for favorite debuts this year! And if you haven't seen or heard me going off about the perfection that is The Wrath and the Dawn (and my ultimate OTP that is Shazi and Khalid), you know now. THE BOOK WAS PERFECTION. So naturally I am SO EXTREMELY SUPER EXCITED LIKE OH MY GOSH I NEED THIS SEQUEL RIGHT THIS SECOND GIVE IT TO ME (SORRY FOR BEING RUDE).


  1. I CANNOT wait for this book to come out!!! I'm beyond excited for it!! The first one was AMAZING so I hope the sequel is just as good <3 Great choice!!