“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that highlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.
The Rose & The Dagger by Renée Ahdieh
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Expected Date: April 26, 2016
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.
Ever since I fell head over heels in love with The Wrath & The Dawn I’ve been desperately waiting for the sequel’s release. Ahdieh writes such a beautifully tragic story and I need to know what happens to all of my favorite characters. I know my heart will probably break more than once but I cannot wait to wrapped up in this world again. Even with the release date moved up a week, it will not be soon enough!
Have you read The Wrath & The Dawn yet? Desperate for The Rose & The Dagger release? Let me know in the comments below!