The Crown and the Arrow (The Wrath of Dawn 0.5) by Renee Ahdieh
Published by: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers on March 1st, 2016
Genre: Novella, Short Story, YA, Fantasy
Source: Amazon Freebie
Synopsis: Seventy-one days and seventy-one nights had come and gone since Khalid began killing his brides. This dawn, Khalid would mark the loss of the seventy-second girl, Shahrzad al-Khayzuran. Khalid didn’t know how many more of these dawns he could take. And there was something about this latest girl that piqued his interest. Not only had she volunteered to marry him, but at their wedding ceremony, she had seemed not the least bit afraid. In fact, what he had seen in her eyes was nothing short of pure hatred. She was about to lose her life. Why wasn’t she afraid? Why did she hate him so? He had never before gone to his wife’s chambers before her death at dawn. Tonight would be different [x].
Review: “He was good at that. Good at robbing the world of light, even in its barest measure”
I saw that Penguin Teen tweeted that this short story was free so I checked to see if it was meant for before The Wrath of Dawn or after. Luckily, it said before so I downloaded it as I do want to read that book in the near future. I wish it was longer! 9 pages is way too short. I feel like I got to barely tastes this world. I can already tell that I am going to like this authors writing and I can’t wait to get my hands on The Wrath of Dawn.
This is great for those who are unsure about going into the story. With it being only 9 pages you get a sense of what it will be like. I have so many unanswered questions just from this tiny story that I hope get answered in the main novel!
Rating: 4/5 stars!