Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.  

by Renee Ahdieh

hitting shelves May 12, 2015
from Putnam Juvenile
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.

My thoughts: Okay, aside from the fact that I think this is in desperate need of a cover redesign before it goes to print, this story sounds amazing and mysterious and I cannot wait!  But seriously, a story set in this exotic land, murder, love, and a clever girl who makes it to see the illusive dawn?? So much gorgeous cover potential!! 


  1. This is on my TBR as well! Cannot wait to read it :)

  2. kirstymariejonesstudioreadsDecember 3, 2014 at 3:56 AM

    Haha, yeah, I'm not totally sold on the cover either, but it does sound amazing, and the romance sounds complicated. it's going to be gooooood, hopefully. :)

    Here's mine

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  3. I saw this one this week and yes I'm definitely looking forward to reading it as well.

    Here's my post

    Also, I have a $30 Amazon giftcard giveaway going on, so don't miss it.

  4. I just saw this on another blog as well, and totally added it. ^^
    My WoW

  5. Oh yes, please! A cover redesign! I love the premise though. Adding it to the TBR pile.

    Thank you for stopping by!

  6. I have seen many people love this book. And now I am DYING to read it too :D Amazing pick Becky. <3 fingers crossed we will both love it :) Thank you for sharing. <3

  7. YES YES AND MORE YES. I'd kind of forgotten about this one until recently, but I got all excited for it again. :)