The Rose and the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn #2) by Renée Ahdieh

The Rose and the Dagger - Renee Ahdieh

Besides the fact that I am glad that The Wrath and the Dawn is a consistent story that actually needed a sequel, I’m also glad that Renée Ahdieh jumped straight into this novel, going straight for buildup and magic! Really appreciated that!

I remember my only problem with The Wrath and the Dawn was that Shazi fell in love with Khalid a bit too quickly in my opinion, but I think the author did a good job of making him an anti villain.

The Rose and the Dagger was pretty much exactly what it should be: a sequel that didn’t drag anything out and answered my questions from the first book. I was pretty satisfied.

I really enjoyed the addition of characters in here, for another thing. Shazi’s sister, Irsa was a character that I loved to read about—despite her presence being brief in this novel—and the 

romance between her and Rahim broke my heart when he died at the end!? 

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I’m pretty glad that this book explored the magic that it had from before, but to be honest, I didn’t think justice was done to Jalal’s character! Especially with him not listening to Khalid! That didn’t seem true!

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Overall, The Rose and the Dagger was an extremely enjoyable book that I’m glad I read! Give this quick duology a chance if you’re interested, but I’d like to point out that this is more focused on the romance than 1001 Arabian Nights.