All about Books
This is the page where I will be discussing what I'm reading, reviewing those books and be open to suggestions to keep adding to my To Be Read pile. Honestly, I'm never going to get through that thing anyway, so the more the merrier.
This book review comes after reading it along with a friend on Goodreads, as we did with the first book. So thanks to Katherine @Paperbackdreamer for reading this duology with me. I had lots of fun. :)
Title: The Rose and the Dagger
Author: Renee Ahdieh
Part of a trilogy: No, book 2 of The Wrath and the Dawn duology
Original publication date: 26th April 2016/Re-released 4th April 2017
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (Read November 2017)
This was a great duology overall, but I preferred The Rose and the Dagger that bit more. Shahrzad and Khalid are wonderful and I really see them as two halves of a whole. Their love just gets stronger with them. Shazi faces so much in this one but she is as fierce and strong as ever, coming to care more for her sister Irsa than she has done in the past.
The host of new characters were a great addition. Everything in book 2 with the world building and plot twists were all heightened. It was still funny, but I also did a bit of internal screaming, nearly cried a couple of times and generally had fun time loving the characters I should and hating others. Half the time I didn't know what would happen with some characters, or where the story arc would go next, which was really good.
I really shouldn't judge/fall in love with characters to much too soon.
Ahem. I know I do that a lot.
But I will most likely re-read this duology one day. If you haven't picked it up yet- and I waited a while to do so as well- then I very much recommend them. :)
For those who have read this duology, what did you think of it? Who are your favourite/least favourite characters?
As always, happy reading and all the best.
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