July 7, 2016

Short & Sweet Review: The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh (April 2016)
416 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Source: The Library
Purchase: Barnes & Noble | Amazon | The Book Depository
My Rating:
Goodreads Summary: The darker the sky, the brighter the stars.

In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad is forced from the arms of her beloved husband, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once thought Khalid a monster—a merciless killer of wives, responsible for immeasurable heartache and pain—but as she unraveled his secrets, she found instead an extraordinary man and a love she could not deny. Still, a curse threatens to keep Shazi and Khalid apart forever.

Now she’s reunited with her family, who have found refuge in the desert, where a deadly force is gathering against Khalid—a force set on destroying his empire and commanded by Shazi’s spurned childhood sweetheart. Trapped between loyalties to those she loves, the only thing Shazi can do is act. Using the burgeoning magic within her as a guide, she strikes out on her own to end both this terrible curse and the brewing war once and for all. But to do it, she must evade enemies of her own to stay alive.

The saga that began with The Wrath and the Dawn takes its final turn as Shahrzad risks everything to find her way back to her one true love again.

My Review

Was The Rose and the Dagger as good as The Wrath and the Dawn? Not quite.

Was The Rose and the Dagger still worth reading? Most definitely.

Is Shazi still as fierce and wonderful as ever? You bet.

Do you get to spend more time with Shazi's sister and meet new characters? Of course.

Will there be magic? There will be magic.

Will there be more moments between Shazi and Khalid? YES. These two melt my heart.

Should you read this book? Heck yes.


  1. Ahh, I'm still working on this one! No way will I be done before the Make Me Read It Readathon...I may sneak it in my suitcase and finish it off anyhow :)

    1. Did you get to finish it?

    2. Not yet -- it is DEFINITELY not a DNF, but it's on pause for the moment. It seems I have to be very careful about how I choose print books and actually fit in time to read them lol

  2. I agree, the first book was better, but this one was definitely amazing and I simply loved it!

  3. There is a chance you're eligible to receive a $1,000 Amazon Gift Card.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Copyright © 2015 It's a Book Life All Rights Reserved · All Logos & Trademark Belongs To Their Respective Owners | Template by These Paper Hearts
Back to Top