I hate retellings.
If there is a retelling written. I basically hate it.
Ok, that's going overboard. I don't usually hate them, but they seriously just don't do it for me, and I really have no idea why. I find them boring.
Like, name a retelling. Just name one.
Nope. Didn't like it.
Of Metal and Wishes? Cruel Beauty? Dorothy Must Die? The Fall? Masque of the Red Death?
Nope, nope, nope, nope, nope.
So I wasn't even going to try this book. I've basically given up on liking any retelling ever.
But those audiobook people are tricky. "Just try it," they say. "It's so easy to download," they say. "The narrator is fabulous," they say.
Turns out they say true things.
I LOVED THIS BOOK.
I did listen to it on audio, and the narrator was awesome. I highly recommend it if you're into audiobooks.
This story is full of tension, turmoil and mystery. With a strong, courageous female main character, and a romance that is dangerous and forbidden, The Wrath and the Dawn is exactly the kind of book I love.
If you don't normally do retellings, or if you've been on the fence about this one, JUST DO IT!
You will not regret it!
A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights
Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi’s wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.
She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all.
Are you a fan of retellings? Is there anyone out there that has as much trouble with them as I do? Is there any hope for me?