The Rose and the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn #2) written by Renee Ahdieh
Published by: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers on May 3, 2016
Review Source: Publisher, Edelweiss
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Retellings, Fantasy, Romance
Plot: There are a million things pulling Shahrzad and Khalid apart. Will their love be enough to break a curse, stop a war, and unite a kingdom?
Review: I know a book is good when it leaves me speechless. I am basically feeling all the feels for it right now. In an effort to get my emotions together here are the three most important things you need to know about this book:
- It’s as well written as The Wrath and the Dawn. Ahdieh completely avoided the sophomore slump and jettisoned right up to veteran rock star status.
- The pace is perfect. I was a little nervous about this series only being a duology, but it works.
- The Rose and the Dagger will give you everything you want it to. Sometimes when a series comes to an end there is still a lack of actual closure. Ahdieh manages to tie up enough loose to leave readers feeling satisfied, but still leaves some room for spin-offs and continuations. I doubt this is the last we will see of Khorasan’s inhabitants.
Basically, this title is a drop-everything-and-read.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Who Should Snag It: Anyone who liked the first in the series or those who enjoy retellings and romance will not be disappointed.
*I would like to thank Edelweiss and the publisher for providing me with a free ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review*