The Crown and the Arrow

Why would such a girl have cause to hate Khalid with such fire?
The fire of a rising sun.
Even before he whirled away from the dais, Khalid knew he had to discover why.
Though it might cost him what little remained of his sanity.


Title: The Crown and the Arrow
Series: The Wrath and the Dawn, #0.5
Author: Renée Ahdieh
Published: March 1, 2016
Edition: ebook
Pages: 9
Goodreads page

This is the wedding of Shahrzad and Khalid in Khalid’s point of view.

ATTENTION: There aren’t any spoilers in this super short review for this super short novella.

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April Anticipated Release

The reason this post is named “anticipated release” instead of “anticipated releases” is because I only have one book that I’m anticipating this month. There are a lot of books that are being released this month, but either I haven’t read the books in its series before it or they haven’t peaked my interest.

But there is one that’s being released this month that I’m so excited for. After how the first book ended, I NEED THE NEXT ONE RIGHT NOW!


Title: The Rose and the Dagger
Series: The Wrath and the Dawn, #2
Author: Renée Ahdieh
Release Date: April 26
Goodreads page

If you haven’t started reading this series, WHAT ARE YOU DOING? Get on it! I was sort of skeptical when I first started the series because of all the hype surrounding it. Several months later, the hype was still going on, and I knew I had to go check it out myself. Turns out, the hype didn’t lie this time because this series is so far FANTASTIC. I’m pretty sure a lot of young adult readers out in the world would agree with me.

March Wrap-Up

This month has been pretty uneventful. I was super tired the whole time (which isn’t the first time), and didn’t blog as much as I should have. At least I read more than I usually do.

However, like every month, I hope that I’ll do better in April. Maybe I will, maybe I won’t. Who knows?

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Musing Mondays #3 (Mar. 14)


This meme is hosted by MizB @ Books and a Beat.

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:

-I’m currently reading…
-Up next I think I’ll read…
-I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
-I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
-I can’t wait to get a copy of…
–I wish I could read ___, but…
-I blogged about ____ this past week…

I was on Twitter this morning and saw that Renée Ahdieh just tweeted this out:



THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: Approximately how many books do you usually read per week? Per month?

Back when I had a decent reading schedule, I read on average one book a week. That meant that I read four books a month, give or take one or two. Nowadays, because my schedule is so random, I range from reading zero to five books a month.




Teaser Tuesday #3 (Mar. 1)


This meme is hosted by MizB @ Books and a Beat. It’s pretty simple. All you have to do is follow these steps:
– Grab your current read
– Open to a random page
– Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
– Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!image

My Teaser


Title: The Crown and the Arrow
Series: The Wrath and the Dawn, #0.5
Author: Renée Ahdieh
Goodreads page

“Do not fear what the setting sun may bring. Where there is a setting sun, there is also a rising one.”


Until next time….


The Wrath and the Dawn

“What are you doing to me, you plague of a girl?” he whispered.
“If I’m a plague, then you should keep your distance, unless you plan on being destroyed.” The weapons still in her grasp, she shoved against his chest.
“No.” His hands dropped to her waist. “Destroy me.”

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh is a retelling of A Thousand and One Nights. The Caliph of Khorasan (a.k.a. the king of the land), Khalid, takes a wife every night only to have her killed at dawn. After her best friend was killed like the rest of the wives, Shahrzad forms a plan to avenge her. She volunteers to become the Caliph’s next wife. In order to ensure that she’ll live to see another day, Shahrzad tells Khalid a story every night only to end it at dawn, leaving the boy-king breathless to know what was going to happen next.

Shahrzad’s plan goes smoothly, except for one thing: Khalid wasn’t what she expected. How could she kill him if she starting to fall for him?

Click here for its Goodreads page.


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