Mini Reviews: The Wrath and the Dawn / The Rose and the Dagger

 Mini Reviews

Hey Bookworms!

Today I am bringing you two mini reviews of some of the books I’ve recently read.

The Wrath and the DawnThe Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh (The Wrath and the Dawn #1)
Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers on May 12th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 395
Format: Hardcover

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh is the first book in her 1001 nights retelling about a girl who manages to live past the infamous one night with the king who is notorious for murdering a new wife every night.

What made The Wrath and the Dawn stand out for me was the characterization Ahdieh so masterfully created. Shahrzad our MC was such a strong character. She used her intelligence, and her charisma all through out the story to get her revenge against the Caliph who murdered her best friend.

Ahdieh uses her writing capabilities to bring forth a truly vivid and delicious story for the reader to enjoy. And when I say delicious, I truly mean it in a literal sense. Her gourmet food descriptions are to die for. I can’t count how many times this book made me hungry while I was reading.

My one big fault was against myself. I was tiffed that it took me so long to finally read The Wrath and the Dawn. I didn’t want to give in to the hype when it came out, but I am kicking myself for not reading it sooner.

The Rose and the DaggerThe Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh (The Wrath and the Dawn #2)
Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers on April 26th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

The Rose and the Dagger is the sequel to The Wrath and the Dawn. It picks up right where the first book ended and takes you back into this wonderful world Ahdieh has created.

I read this series back to back and I highly recommend doing it this way if you haven’t already because you get the full spectrum of the story all at once. The world, the characters and the plot seemed to just flow so seamlessly together that really took this story to a whole new level for me.

I can’t begin to tell you how much I adore these characters. Shahrzad is so strong in this one. She takes crap from no one and doesn’t let anything stand in her way, especially as a woman. Don’t get me started on the boys. I just want to pick them up and put them in my pocket, they’re so precious. Ahdieh uses a mixture of vulnerability and strength in the writing of her characters. Truly knows how to bring them to life.

I thought the duology ended on a good note and I am completely satisfied with it as a whole. I would definitely spread the love for this one!

I highly recommend this one if you like epic fantasy series, glorious food descriptions, and ancient curses. Let me know what you guys thought of The Wrath and the Dawn Duology by Renee Ahdieh! I would love to hear your opinions as well!

Until next time,

Jesse Nicholas Sig (3)



Renee AhdiehRenée Ahdieh is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her spare time, she likes to dance salsa and collect shoes. She is passionate about all kinds of curry, rescue dogs and college basketball. The first few years of her life were spent in a high—rise in South Korea; consequently, Renée enjoys having her head in the clouds. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband and their tiny overlord of a dog. She is the author of THE WRATH AND THE DAWN.



  1. To me, Renee Ahdieh is a queen. This series was absolutely phenomenal. And you are not kidding about the food descriptions. It has been a year since I read the last book, and I can still remember the drooling! Shahrzad is to this day one of the MC’s to beat!


  2. I am so glad you liked them. I haven’t started the series yet even though I actually own the first book! Mostly because of the hype and because I like to read series back to back. I tend to forget tbe essence of why I liked a book by the time I reaf the I read the next one


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