Monday, 7 March 2016

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

REVIEWED BY Micky Barnard

The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1)The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This review is a difficult one to put into words. The book captured my mind, filled it with a wonderful setting, smells, clothes, culture, era and characters. Whilst there is a background of familiarity over this tale, it feels completely original, unique and beautifully narrated.

The Wrath and the Dawn is set in Arabian culture with Shazi, a female lead, from a culturally submissive gender who has the guts to speak out, act and follow through on injustice. Khalid is the destination of her hatred and intended revenge. This man should be a monster and is often described as such and yet I was inexplicably drawn to him. He was noble, selfless but a young man who was just that, a man. These two are surrounded by rich characters, friends and family, who are intriguing in themselves.

This book is filled with mystery, magic (mostly dark) and a yearning for love. I loved the inclusion of the rug and look forward to said rug floating into book two. The writing was so clever and the description was such that I needed no help whatsoever to imagine each scene, the palace, the clothes, the guards, the light, the dark. Renee Ahdieh is a talented wordsmith and I look forward to book two with a voracious longing.

Reviewed for Jo&IsaLoveBooks Blog.

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