The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
What I drank prior: I am on the train back from kickball. It was a big night. We won the first round of playoffs 🙂
This is a retwlling of a thousand and one nights. The king marries and kills a different chick every night. Our main character Shahrzad decides she wants to try her luck and marries him. She tells him a story and survives the first night. Everything kind of goes from there.
I completely thought that I was gonna think this was a cheese fest and hate it. I fucking adored this book. Read it during Dewey’s 24hr readathon in a couple hours and these people are now my precious children and all of you can fight me about t.
I LVOE THEM. Seriously all of them. They are very well developed. We know the motivations behind all of them. And we grow with them. I just love it.
The pacing was good. I only know that because I real it in one sitting and I didn’t even care. I was curious enough about what was going to happen next that reading it in one sitting was perfect.
It’s beautiful. The end.
Just fucking read it. I cannot wait for the final installment.
Pairing: a super fine red wine. Like the kind you spend more than $15 on.
Rating: 5/5 Shots. DUH
COMMENT DOWN BELOW: I know we’re late to the party for this duology. What did you think? Also, what are your fave guilty pleasure books?
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