The Rose and the Dagger, by Renée Ahdieh

23308084Somehow, I didn’t end up reviewing The Wrath and the Dawn this fall when I read it, which makes no sense because it was one of my favorite books of 2015. I did do a marry, date, or dump devoted to the book (now I’d add Rahim in to the mix and that might shake all the answers up). The book was perfect, and if you haven’t read it stop reading this review and go check it out before I SPOIL anything about it for you. So in a week when many favorite authors had books released, The Rose and the Dagger is the one I had to read first. And I’m so glad I did. Because, perhaps improbably, this book was perfection to0. Two perfect companion books! Which makes it so much fun to experience as a reader and as a writer. Because, how??? But also… yes! swoon! oh my god! Only these disjointed thoughts for the most part came to me after setting the book down. While I was reading it I had few thoughts except for being totally immersed in the story. So if you are looking for an intelligent or critical review of this book, perhaps you should stop reading too. I’m just going to fangirl all over it for a few minutes, and then get on with my Friday.  Continue reading “The Rose and the Dagger, by Renée Ahdieh”

Marry, Date or Dump: The Wrath and the Dawn

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I read this book last week on my birthday and let me tell you, I am obsessed. It is almost definitely the most romantic book I’ve read so far this year, so I couldn’t resist using the characters for today’s marry, date or dump. Our options are: Khalid (the secretive boy king), Jalal (his jovial cousin and the head of the guard), and Tariq (Shahrzad’s childhood sweetheart). I’m hoping some of you have read this book so you can answer. If not *go read this book now* then you can come back and play along by saying who you’d marry. who you’d date, and who you’d dump in the comments.  Continue reading “Marry, Date or Dump: The Wrath and the Dawn”