The Rose and the Dagger
by Renee Ahdieh 

to be published on May 3rd, 2016 by Putnam Juvenile
young adult | fantasy | romance

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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.

WHy wait

1. The Wrath and the Dawn was one of my favorite books of 2015, easily, and edged pretty far into my favorite fantasy list.

2. Shazi and Khalid.  …Okay, mostly Khalid.  But also Shazi too because she’s a badass.

3. “Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her.”  MORE MAGIC!

4. I’m kind of hoping to see Tariq get his ass handed to him.  Not that I play favorites…

5. I want more of Ahdieh’s gorgeous, poetic writing–and delicious descriptions of food, of course.




Are you excited for The Rose and the Dagger? Is it on your TBR? What book are YOU waiting on this week?



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19 thoughts on “Waiting On Wednesday #16: The Rose and the Dagger

  1. Oooooh, we picked the same today^^ I am incredibly excited to get my hands on this one – especially considering that KILLER cliffhanger in book one! I loved it though and I can’t wait to get back to Ahdieh’s glorious prose ♥ Awesome pick C.J.!


  2. I honestly had no idea that there was a sequel to The Wrath and the Dawn. I’ve been meaning to read the book for a while but just never got round to it. I’ll definitely move it up my to be read pile haha.


  3. yES WITHOUT A DOUBT YESSSSS. *flails because wishes had this book to read immediately* And I do so love that this cover is blue. I love blue. YAY FOR BLUE. OMG. :’)


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