Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (34) The Rose and the Dagger

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we're excited about.

This week I'm excited about...

The Rose and the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn, #2)Title: The Rose and the Dagger
Author: Renée Ahdieh
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Release Date: May 3, 2016

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 love the synopsis.  The first book was pretty good and left me wanting more so I need this. But can I take a moment to talk about the cover?  I love the background picture of Shazi.  But that blue.  I think it's a little too.... periwinkle?  It's a bit bright and kind of hurts my eyes :/

What are you excited about?


  1. Oh yes! So can't wait for this one!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  2. I'm not a fan of the color of the cover either.. I think it would have been better if it was purple. It would have complimented The Wrath and The Dawn's cover better too.

    I'm really excited for this one because I love the first one so much. Can't wait for more Shazi and Khalid!

  3. I still really need to read the first book in this series! It sounded great I just haven't had the time to pick it up.

    BTW- I tagged you in the future book tag (

  4. omg! this book looks so good! even though i haven't read the first book yet, but i will soon!!