Waiting On Wednesday #4

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

23308084The Rose and the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn #2)
by Renee Ahdieh
Publication date: 26 April
Publisher:
G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Goodreads:The much anticipated sequel to the breathtaking The Wrath and the Dawn, lauded by Publishers Weekly as “a potent page-turner of intrigue and romance.”

I am surrounded on all sides by a desert. A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. My family is here. And I do not know whom I can trust.

In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from the love of her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once believed him a monster, but his secrets revealed a man tormented by guilt and a powerful curse—one that might keep them apart forever. Reunited with her family, who have taken refuge with enemies of Khalid, and Tariq, her childhood sweetheart, she should be happy. But Tariq now commands forces set on destroying Khalid’s empire. Shahrzad is almost a prisoner caught between loyalties to people she loves. But she refuses to be a pawn and devises a plan.

While her father, Jahandar, continues to play with magical forces he doesn’t yet understand, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her. With the help of a tattered old carpet and a tempestuous but sage young man, Shahrzad will attempt to break the curse and reunite with her one true love.

Why I’m waiting:

  • The Wrath and the Dawn didn’t love up to the hype for me but I liked it enough that I’m excited for The Rose and the Dagger
  • I love retellings and and magic and everything that this series promises
  • POC characters, diversity, representation and POC authors are really important to me

I’m an idiot and forgot to include this in my April TBReleased post, don’t ask how because I don’t know.

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