Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh (Waiting on Wednesday #17)

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s eagerly anticipating!

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 Rose and the Dagger will be released May 3rd, 2016 by Putnam Juvenile!

The cover for this was just released last week, plus I just finished The Wrath and the Dawn, so I had to feature the sequel and conclusion to the duology this week! I cannot wait for this book to come out (I already have it preordered). I love the contrast both in the blue vs. red and the light vs. dark between the two books. It definitely appears as if The Rose and the Dagger is about Shahrzad stepping into the light and taking back what she lost.

What are you waiting for this Wednesday?

1 comment:

  1. I haven't read the first book but I've seen a few people post this one. I'm so in love with the cover. I HAVE to read the first one. I hope you love this one!

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