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Cover Reveal for Renée Ahdieh’s Next Book – The Rose & The Dagger

Are you as obsessed with Renée Ahdieh’s THE WRATH & THE DAWN as we are? Then don’t miss the cover reveal for the sequel, THE ROSE & THE DAGGER! It was revealed on Bustle, and might actually be more beautiful than the first book in the series. We’re officially dying to get our hands on this one!


Happy Book Birthday, THE WRATH AND THE DAWN!

We have so many amazing debuts this spring that our bookshelves runneth over with great reads. Today another class book debuts – Renée Ahdieh’s THE WRATH AND THE DAWN, a gorgeous, diverse fantasy that will leave you salivating for the sequel!



A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights.

Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi’s wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.

She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all.


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Critical Praise

“Set against a backdrop of political intrigue and a simmering revolution, this is a carefully constructed narrative of uncertain loyalties, searing romance, and subtle magic in a harsh desert city.”
–Booklist, starred review

“The rich, Middle Eastern cultural context adds to the author’s adept world building . . . a surefire hit with teens.”
–School Library Journal, starred review

“A dazzling, mesmerizing achievement.”
–RT Book Reviews

“Dreamily romantic, deliciously angst-y, addictively thrilling.”
–Kirkus Review

“Lushly imagined and powerfully characterized, it’s a potent page-turner of intrigue and romance.”
–Publisher’s Weekly

“This book is a fairytale, a mystery, and . . . promises to become a classic tale of its own.”

“Don’t be surprised if the pages melt away and you find yourself racing through warm, golden sands or drinking spiced wine in cool, marble courtyards. This is an intoxicating gem of a story. You will fall in love, just as I did.”
Marie Lu, New York Times bestselling author of The Legend Trilogy

“In her absorbing debut, Renée Ahdieh spins a tale as mesmerizing as that of her heroine Shahrzad, filled with lush details and brimming with tension. The Wrath and the Dawn is truly an exceptional story, beautifully written.”
Carrie Ryan, New York Times bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth series

“You will want to hear, taste, and touch everything. But it’s not just the world that is vividly alive. The characters are fascinating too: I loved the friendships, romance, and shifts in feeling. A beautifully written book, The Wrath and the Dawn is a story I could not put down.”
Marie Rutkoski, author of The Winner’s Trilogy

Congratulations, Renée, on a dazzling debut!

Cover Reveal for THE WRATH AND THE DAWN!

Don’t you just love cover reveal season? The gorgeous cover has been revealed for Renée Ahdieh’s THE WRATH AND THE DAWN and we are loving this unique, intricate design! And to add to the awesome, you can read an excerpt of the book over on along with an interview withRenée!


Click here to learn more about THE WRATH AND THE DAWN, out from Putnam in May 2015!