The Wrath and the Dawn is a story about a girl named Shahrzad who volunteers to marry the Caliph of Khorasan— Khalid in order to seek revenge for her best friend Shiva. The Caliph of Khorasan is a murderous king who marries a new girl every night and sends her off to be killed at the beginning of every dawn. When Shahrzad volunteers to marry him, hoping to seek a reason for his murderous ways and put an end to the fate of millions of other girls, she finds a shocking truth she is not prepared for.
The novel was a good read for many reasons: the well-developed characters, finely narrated details of the kingdom of Khorasan, and the vivid friendships between the characters. This book is for young adults as well as those who enjoy a bit of mystery, romance, and fantasy. The story has a lot of different aspects that are flexible for any reader because the story contains a bit of every genre. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading about fantasy settings and enticing mysteries about curses and magic.
By Yasmin A.