First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by @ Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? Now we are! Check out the snippet, then scroll down to see what book it’s from, and add to that ever-growing TBR 🙂
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Genre: YA | Fairytale Retelling | Romance | Fantasy
Series: The Wrath and the Dawn #1
Books: The Wrath and the Dawn | The Rose and the Dagger
Read Count: 1
Published: May 12th 2015
Pages: 395 pages
Average Rating: 4.20 stars
My Rating: 5 stars
Description: 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?
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