Friday Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 | #14

Friday Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and the Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice.

So Friday Book Beginnings you choose the book you are currently reading or the one that is closest to you and share the first few sentences. For the Friday 56 you simply turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and share a sentence or two that you enjoy. Then just add maybe a synopsis about the book in case others are interested. That’s it!


The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
Published on: May 12th, 2015

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Synopsis: 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?

Inspired by A Thousand and One Nights, The Wrath and the Dawn is a sumptuous and enthralling read from beginning to end

Beginning: It would not be a welcome dawn.

Page 56: I don’t care. There is no excuse for the monster he’s become. He’s had four years to grow accustomed to being king. And as for what came after…

I’m very excited to read this. I’ve heard really good things about it. What do you think? I find the synopsis quite intriguing.
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8 Responses to Friday Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 | #14

  1. Kathy Martin says:

    I hope you enjoy this one. It sounds very entertaining. This week I am featuring The Secret Fire by Whitaker Ringwald – the third in a middle grade paranormal adventure series. Happy reading!


  2. Katherine P says:

    This book is on my TBR. I've heard fantastic things about it. I do love that 56. There's so much intensity in it. I hope you're enjoying it!


  3. Breana M. says:

    I've heard so many good things about this one. I really like the beginning and the 56. Enjoy! 🙂


  4. Laura Thomas says:

    I too have heard good things about this author. I wish I could read every book that grabs me!

    My Friday 56 from Headed For Trouble


  5. This was so good – I hope you like it! 🙂

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).


  6. This one doesn't sounds like one I would enjoy. But thank you for sharing and I hope you're liking it! I'd love for you and your readers to check out mine …


  7. fredamans says:

    It sounds like an epic read to me! Happy weekend!


  8. This is on my TBR list and I love the cover. The excerpts are intriguing. Enjoy!


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