Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (165)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that allows bloggers to share which books we are most anticipating.
This week I am waiting on The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh (5/3/16):

Description on Goodreads:
I am surrounded on all sides by a desert. A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. My family is here. And I do not know whom I can trust.

In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from the love of her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once believed him a monster, but his secrets revealed a man tormented by guilt and a powerful curse—one that might keep them apart forever. Reunited with her family, who have taken refuge with enemies of Khalid, and Tariq, her childhood sweetheart, she should be happy. But Tariq now commands forces set on destroying Khalid's empire. Shahrzad is almost a prisoner caught between loyalties to people she loves. But she refuses to be a pawn and devises a plan.

While her father, Jahandar, continues to play with magical forces he doesn't yet understand, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her. With the help of a tattered old carpet and a tempestuous but sage young man, Shahrzad will attempt to break the curse and reunite with her one true love.
Why I’m Waiting:
I fell in love with book 1. It was definitely one of my favorite reads of 2015. It was also one of the most cliffhanger-iest reads I’ve had the pleasure to read in a long time. I need to know what happens next. Now. Right now. Not in May. May is so far away, I’m not sure how I’ll be able to wait that long. Any way, book 1 was a beautifully written retelling of Shahrzad’s story, and I know book 2 will be just as beautiful. I cannot wait.
What are you waiting on this week?


  1. YES^^ This was my pick last week (I think?) I am SO waiting on this one right along with you Nori! May seems sooooo far away, how will we survive that long of a wait?!

  2. WE ARE WOW TWINS THIS WEEK! That's pretty cool. :D Obviously I can't wait to read this one as well. ;) I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week, Nori. :)

    Check out my WoW post!