“One Life to One Dawn.
In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad’s dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Shahrzad is determined not only to stay alive, but to end the caliph’s reign of terror once and for all.
Night after night, Shahrzad beguiles Khalid, weaving stories that enchant, ensuring her survival, though she knows each dawn could be her last. But something she never expected begins to happen: Khalid is nothing like what she’d imagined him to be. This monster is a boy with a tormented heart. Incredibly, Shahrzad finds herself falling in love. How is this possible? It’s an unforgivable betrayal. Still, Shahrzad has come to understand all is not as it seems in this palace of marble and stone. She resolves to uncover whatever secrets lurk and, despite her love, be ready to take Khalid’s life as retribution for the many lives he’s stolen. Can their love survive this world of stories and secrets?”
This book has been on my TBR for a while now, i’m glad i decided to read it. It did take me a little while to really get into it, but once i was in, i couldn’t put it down. The world setting is incredible, beautiful, refreashing and so intriguing. I absolutely love Ahdieh’s writing. She is capable of stunning descriptions. The storyline was okay, it mostly focus on the romance. The plot was intriguing from the start. The prologue got my attention and i just couldn’t wait to read more. I also like the moral dilemmas, each character has some, making the whole story much more interesting. I like the magic aspect that was hint all over the story, i’m excited to see more of that in the next book. My only problem with this book may be the male characters. I LOVED the girls. Sharhrzad, she is strong and she stands up for what she believes in. The boys, on the other side, were very boring to me. They didn’t have any personalities, giving me a hard time connecting with them and the romance. i wish we got more Shazi/Khalid interactions.
the Wrath and the Dawn : 4/5