I am so lucky to live near the independent bookstore, Flyleaf Books, in Chapel Hill. They have wonderful, intimate author events. I always enjoy hearing authors speak on their writing processes and their journeys to publication. One of the first events I went to last year was for the release of local author Renee Ahdieh’s debut of The Wrath & the Dawn. She was there again this past week with Emery Lord to celebrate the release of Lord’s When We Collide and her own paperback release of TW&TD.
Since I already have a signed hardcover, I picked up a paperback copy just to be able to give it away! It’s a beautiful book and a wonderful story. Below is the Goodreads summary of TW&TD, and then I hope you’ll click on the Rafflecopter to enter to win (US only):
One Life to One Dawn.
In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad’s dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Shahrzad is determined not only to stay alive, but to end the caliph’s reign of terror once and for all.
Night after night, Shahrzad beguiles Khalid, weaving stories that enchant, ensuring her survival, though she knows each dawn could be her last. But something she never expected begins to happen: Khalid is nothing like what she’d imagined him to be. This monster is a boy with a tormented heart. Incredibly, Shahrzad finds herself falling in love. How is this possible? It’s an unforgivable betrayal. Still, Shahrzad has come to understand all is not as it seems in this palace of marble and stone. She resolves to uncover whatever secrets lurk and, despite her love, be ready to take Khalid’s life as retribution for the many lives he’s stolen. Can their love survive this world of stories and secrets?
Inspired by A Thousand and One Nights, The Wrath and the Dawn is a sumptuous and enthralling read from beginning to end.
The giveaway runs from 4/18-4/25, just before the release of her second book in the series, “The Rose & the Dagger.” Good luck!