Monday, March 13, 2017

Review: The Rose & the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn #2) by Renee Ahdieh

Title: The Rose & the Dagger

Series: The Wrath and the Dawn #2

Author: Renee Ahdieh

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy & Romance

Publication Date: April 26th 2016 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

Format: Hardcover

Source: Library


The darker the sky, the brighter the stars.

In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad is forced from the arms of her beloved husband, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once thought Khalid a monster—a merciless killer of wives, responsible for immeasurable heartache and pain—but as she unraveled his secrets, she found instead an extraordinary man and a love she could not deny. Still, a curse threatens to keep Shazi and Khalid apart forever.

Now she’s reunited with her family, who have found refuge in the desert, where a deadly force is gathering against Khalid—a force set on destroying his empire and commanded by Shazi’s spurned childhood sweetheart. Trapped between loyalties to those she loves, the only thing Shazi can do is act. Using the burgeoning magic within her as a guide, she strikes out on her own to end both this terrible curse and the brewing war once and for all. But to do it, she must evade enemies of her own to stay alive.

The saga that began with
The Wrath and the Dawn takes its final turn as Shahrzad risks everything to find her way back to her one true love again.

Ahh my emotions is every where's with The Rose & The Dagger that I need to really express my whole feelings about this amazing book that I will just burst if I don't get these feelings out. Now I am going to try not to go any details about this book because it is the second book of the Wrath & the Dawn so I don't want to get too spoiler for anybody. But OMGosh what a ride The Rose & the Dagger was for me. The Rose & the Dagger starts right off where The Wrath & the Dawn left off at. Shazi is reunited once again with her family, but Tariq took her into a campground where he and his uncle is setting up and to start a war against the monster King Shazi beloved husband Khalid. Now she is stuck in the battle campground for a reason but I won't say why she stay's there because spoiler. But she can not leave that campground for a reason and I am going to leave it off as that. But along her stay at the campground she met a lot of different people and not so great people. That some of them despise Shazi so much that she won't say what people she choose too fight with from the upcoming war. But Shazi can't say one word who she choose because it can be really dangerous for her and her family who is staying at that campground she decided to remain silent. Even though she change her mind about the upcoming war. That one person actually attack Shazi and her sister because of her silence so she had too lie a little bit but everybody doesn't believe her at all. Shazi was determined too stop this war one way or the other and too save her beloved husband. Now I am going to leave it off here, but I will say in the middle of the book starts too get really pick up. And we start too met another amazing character along the way that will help Shazi with her problems and become a beloved and close friend too her that she is forever grateful too have met the specific person and love that person like family. Now during reading The Rose & the Dagger I was on my toes and my emotions was on high after everything that Shazi and Khalid goes through. Especially what Shazi little sister Irsa goes through in one scene that just broke my heart that I was tearing up while reading that specific scene. That I had to put down the book for just a minute. And after the bitter sweet ending my heart was pure content on how everything wrap up at the end. As you can tell I really love and enjoy The Rose & the Dagger that I do highly recommend reading this fantastic duology. If you love YA and fantasy than this book is for you. If you haven't read YA or fantasy book I still say give this book a shot you never know you might be surprise.   

Renée 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. The Rose and the Dagger is the sequel to her sparkling debut novel, The Wrath and the Dawn.                




  1. Oooh - I LOVED this duology. I read the first book as part of a read-a-thon and then I just HAD to pick up the second straight away! I'm so glad that you loved it too!!!

    Di @ Book Reviews by Di

    1. Ahh yes I am glad and happy I am not the only one who loves this amazing duology as well! :D Thank you so much for stopping by my blog Di.