In The Wrath & The Dawn series there are two novels and three novellas. You can see my reviews of the first and second books here and here respectively. This is a review of the three novellas that have been released in ebook format. On Barnes & Noble's website you can get all three for $1.99.
The Moth & the Flame (The Wrath & the Dawn #0.25) by Renee Ahdieh
It started as playful, if barbed, banter before rising to a fateful wager with a most notorious rake—the Captain of the Guard, Jalal al-Khoury—who may have finally met his match in a lovely, if haughty, handmaiden, Despina. But she, too, seems to have met her match in the handsome Jalal. What begins as a tempestuous battle of will and wit in short order becomes a passionate affair spurred on by tragedy of the worst kind.
The Crown & the Arrow by (The Wrath & the Dawn #0.5) Renee Ahdieh
Seventy-one days and seventy-one nights had come and gone since Khalid began killing his brides. This dawn, Khalid would mark the loss of the seventy-second girl, Shahrzad al-Khayzuran. Khalid didn’t know how many more of these dawns he could take. And there was something about this latest girl that piqued his interest.
Not only had she volunteered to marry him, but at their wedding ceremony, she had seemed not the least bit afraid. In fact, what he had seen in her eyes was nothing short of pure hatred. She was about to lose her life. Why wasn’t she afraid? Why did she hate him so? He had never before gone to his wife’s chambers before her death at dawn. Tonight would be different.
The Mirror & the Maze (The Wrath & the Dawn #1.5) by Renee Ahdieh
The city of Rey is burning. With smoke billowing, fires blazing and his people fleeing, Khalid races back to defend his city, and protect his queen. But Khalid is too late to do either. He and his men arrive to find the city in ruins, nothing but a maze of destruction, and Shahrzad is gone. But who could have wrought such devastation? Khalid fears he may already know the answer, the price of choosing love over the people of Rey all too evident.
I loved this series so much, but I didn't enjoy the novellas as much. They were nice little insights into different characters' minds, but I believe that if an author wanted to show those sides they should have in the original books.
Friday, June 17, 2016
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
So, I work in a library, I'm sure I've mentioned that in a post in the past. I've worked there for eight years and the number of books I check out on a weekly basis is insane. I have a particularly large stack out right now though so I thought I would share.
The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Unwanteds: Island of Legends by Lisa McMann
The Unwanteds: Island of Shipwrecks by Lisa McMann
A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman
One by Sarah Crossan
Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
Romeo And/Or Juliet by Ryan North
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
Splintered by A.G. Howard
The Season of You & Me by Robin Constantine
The Secret Sky by Atia Abawi
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson