The Wrath & The Dawn

The Wrath & The Dawn (The Wrath & The Dawn #1) by Renée Ahdieh (2015)

the wrath and the dawn

YA Fiction | Romance | Fantasy
3.5 StarsBlurb:

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.  Continue reading

Flame in the Mist

Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist #1) Renée Ahdieh (2017)

flame in the mist

YA Fiction | Historical Fantasy
4 Stars
Blurb:

“The only daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has always known she’d been raised for one purpose and one purpose only: to marry. Never mind her cunning, which rivals that of her twin brother, Kenshin, or her skills as an accomplished alchemist. Since Mariko was not born a boy, her fate was sealed the moment she drew her first breath. Continue reading