Title: The Wrath and the DawnAuthor: Renee Ahdieh
Published: 12th May 2015
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Source: Book Depository
Reviewed: Sapphired Dragon
For some unknown reason and despite the rave reviews and the fact I own a gorgeous hardback copy of this book, I have resisted reading this book and had it sitting on my bookshelf for nearly a year. I finally picked it up this week, despite being not well nor in much a reading mood and fell under its spell.
The magic of the tales of the Arabian nights is in this book and Ms Ahdieh weaves the spell from the first page instantly transporting you to the midst of one such tale. I love Sharzhadi as the main character. She is fearless and smart and fun to read about. There is such depth to her character which makes her story so much more real.I also liked peripheral characters Despina and Jalal. I am still not sure what i think of Khalid. I liked the chemistry between Shazhadi and Khalid however.
The story itself is one full of action and intrigue and a spell binding tale. Everyone has secrets. Some secrets we as the reader find out quite quickly, others we have to wait for, to earn. The pace of the story is perfect and it flowed divinely. I hung on every word from beginning to end. Is it worth it in the end? I would say a resounding yes though I will also say I am so very glad book 2 is already out because I need it! Now!
An extremely enjoyable tale and I give it 5 stars.
Sapphired Dragon xx
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