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The Rose and the Dagger PDF / The Rose and the Dagger EPUB / The Rose and the Dagger MP3. This Renee Ahdieh novel is available here to download for. Instant New York Times BestsellerThe much anticipated sequel to the breathtaking The Wrath and the Dawn, lauded by Publishers Weekly as "a potent . The Rose & the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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? With smoke billowing, fires blazing and his people fleeing, Khalid races back to defend his city, and protect his queen. But Khalid is too late to do either.
He and his men arrive to find the city in ruins, nothing but a maze of destruction, and Shahrzad is gone. But who could have wrought such devastation? Khalid fears he may already know the answer, the price of choosing love over the people of Rey all too evident. In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad is forced from the arms of her beloved husband, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once thought Khalid a monster—a merciless killer of wives, responsible for immeasurable heartache and pain—but as she unraveled his secrets, she found instead an extraordinary man and a love she could not deny.
Still, a curse threatens to keep Shazi and Khalid apart forever. I relished every single day I spent with this book. The Plot and the Pacing The plot was so much better than the first book.
It was so fucking awesome and such an action-packed book. Ahdieh is a great author and I love her books and her writing style is so beautiful and amazing. Her books always manage to make me sob in happiness or pain. This book never bored me. Not even once. I always got shocked when I looked at the clock while I was reading it because time seemed flied so fast when I read this book. I did not even realize that I read the book for 4 hours straight!
For the pacing of the book, well it was rather slow at first but I already expected that would happen and even though, it was slow, it was not boring at all and some things also happened. I can't even. One moment I was laughing and the next moment I was sad and then after that I was angry and then after that I cried, I laughed and smiled.
So, in the first book I totally hated this certain character so much and I even wished for this person to just disappear and I did keep hating this person in this book but it did not last long and then after that all the hatred I felt toward this person vanished all at once. Yes, I did not agree with this person with so many things but then after that I sort of understood and I just felt like I wanted to give this person a warm hug and I just wanted to tell you again that this book made me cry I rarely cry these days but Ms.
Ahdieh's books always make cry and just like I said that I loved all the characters in this book.
These characters brought so much happiness to me. But even though, I liked this book very much, there was still something that I did not like about it and it was the love triangle. I hate love triangle so much but the love triangle in this book was tolerable for me but I still did not like it at all.
In my opinion, this book would be so much better without the love triangle. But again, the love triangle was not really bad, it was rather tolerable and the girl only loved one love interest.
I will surely miss all of these characters and I even felt sad when I finished reading this book because I enjoyed reading it and I still wanted to be with my friends and the people that I really liked but I was also happy when I finished it.
Overall, it was such a great read for me and I enjoyed reading it immensely.
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Thank you for reading and liking this review! I appreciate it so much guys and I hope you all have a fabulous day. View all 42 comments. Jan 03, Lola rated it really liked it Shelves: I could picture her in front of me, drinking tea perhaps, in a graceful manner and, of course, telling stories as though reliving them on the spot. As for me? I would be the listener, enraptured by her words, nodding my head every two seconds, my body still and my eyes fixed on her. Except that would not be a conversation exactly, now would it?
Though there is no shame in being star-struck… especially when the star in question is a gifted storyteller. There is something about the way this author forms her sentences and expresses emotions in her stories that has me thinking magic is real. I know I sound cheesy right now and probably deserve a couple of eyes rolling at me. Go ahead. But I so mean it. This goes back to my fictional conversation with the author presented above.
There is little action and adventure, perhaps because conversation is its essence. The characters manipulate and overthrow with their words, rarely with their swords. Even the few stories told are done so orally. And now that I think about it, most books I end up disliking have little or tedious discourse between characters. Character and conversation-driven story. Loved it. View all 4 comments. View all 10 comments.
Jan 27, Elena rated it really liked it. The ending was a beautiful and magical ending. But this book had all those swinging moments - happy moments, sad moments, angry moments and especially, those horrible moments that I wish never happened, heartbreak moments. While reading this book, I did not find myself bored or wishing something else happened.
I really need to read her novellas now! I mean, I hope she writes another book soon, hopefully a series?! Thank you for this amazing and beautiful Aladdin retelling.
Although there was that one time where I finished The Wrath and the Dawn and I cried after turning the page, knowing it would end soon, after those moments of Khalid and Shazi, and after she was taken away from him. I was actually glad how we met new characters, although I guess it was sad leaving the old ones.
I didn't like Irsa as well. I expected to because of the beginning and let me say this as well, her and Rahim were cute for each other, were cute together. I did ship them! But then I started disliking Irsa little by little and Rahim as well. Sometimes they are loved by others, sometimes they are hated.
Books do stuff to people and I. Characters were understanding each other more and we saw that their past was left behind. It was something that actually made me happy. It filled me with joy, seeing, noticing, knowing that these people, these people that had hatred for each other ended up as friends. I love you and always will. Thank you for finally finding peace not only with your city, the others and Shazi, but with yourself as well.
Thank you as well for letting Shazi make you smile, make you happy. Thank you for letting her make you smile when you intended not to, for letting her fill you with pure joy and happiness. Being able to call her your queen, your Caliph, your everything, for changing your life for the best and for her.
Everything was for her. I adore you and you are one ferocious heroine. Finding out about that actually brought my hands to prayer hands, being thankful for you and your fierceness. I was hoping your beautiful Khalid would find someone like you, hoping he would let you stay and be alive, hoping he would take you and keep you as his queen.
Thank you for making him happy, finding out his secrets and giving them a small twist and turn, by not only relieving them at times for the best, but by not being afraid of him, his past, and what his future awaited. Oh my precious two loves, I hope this love for them from me stays the same and stays where it is, or even grows. Now I can say this: I am not ready to say goodbye to this world of Khorasan which broke me at times, but made me a joyous person other times.
I wish to go on another magical ride someday, maybe only in my dreams. A book filled with almost everything I expected and needed. Much love. View all 6 comments. May 11, Alyssa rated it really liked it Shelves: Trying to decide if I want to round up or down, so I'll round down for now. April 26, Rating: Preordered copy Summary from Goodreads: I am surrounded on all sides by a desert.
A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. My family is here 4. 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. What I Liked: I already know that I have no idea how to review this book. It was utterly beautiful, just as breathtaking as one would expect.
I knew I would love it, and I did. It's getting four stars from me, but my true rating is 4. I am so in love with this duology! The story is definitely a favorite of mine.
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So don't mind too much if this review is short or vague or a bunch of fangirling! Her father was badly burned by a book of his if you read book one, you know why.
Irsa, Shahrzad's sister, has grown in Shahrzad's absence. And Tariq is distant, no longer the friend Shahrzad remembers. Shazi is determined to find a way to break Khalid's curse, and with the help of an ally, she may have found a way. Back at Khorasan. Khalid has been helping his city rebuild.
He mourns the disappearance of his love, but a greater danger is looming. While Shazi is in the desert, learning her dormant powers and hunting for a way to help Khalid, Khalid is determined not to sacrifice any more girls, and to help his city recover.
It was about pages into the book, so you could look at that as quickly or not quickly. I thought it was pretty quick. A LOT happens in the first pages though, mostly on Shazi's side. Shazi is steadfast in her love for Khalid. Though she is in the desert and surrounded by her family that does not know the depth of her feelings for the "monster boy-king", she never wavers.
She protects herself and defends herself and never stops trying to find a way back to Khalid. She isn't trapped in the desert hello, flying carpet! We are introduced to some secondary characters that I adore. Irsa, Shazi's younger sister, is only fourteen going on fifteen but she is tough and strong and totally underestimated. Rahim is a soldier and Tariq's best friend. I like Rahim and Irsa's budding romance. I don't like Tariq and never will. Same with Shazi's father.
We don't see too much of Jalal, or Despina, or the Rajput, but we learn more about them on personal levels, and they all play a huge role in the book. I didn't love Jalal like I did in book one, but he has good reason for being the jerk he was in this book. Khalid deserves his own paragraph.
I love this man of few words, with few expressions and few weaknesses. He is misjudged though not underestimated, and he carries a heavy burden that most do not know of or understand. I love his fierce protectiveness over Shazi, and how he lets her be and doesn't try to control her.
I love how he loves her. I love how she loves him. I love the romance.
Looking back, I don't even know how I was worried about a love triangle. Tariq had no chance with Khalid in existence. Even with Khalid not in existence Shazi loved Tariq as a friend. I felt a little bad for Tariq, but also I didn't, because he is a huge idiot and deserves terrible things that never came his way.
There were many unforgivable things he did, especially in this book. Anyway, I loved the romance between Khalid and Shazi. I love how it blossoms, how they lean on each other and trust each other. I love how their relationship never wavers, only strengthens.
The big-picture issue in the series goes beyond Khalid's curse - there are masses that want to destroy Khalid's empire. I like how the author intersects these two important points of the story - Khalid's curse, and the impending war. So, characters were amazing.
Khalid was my favorite, Shahrzad in close second. The character development was well-written.
The writing was absolutely beautiful. The romance was wonderful. This conclusion novel was all kinds of stunning! The ending is a rollercoaster! But so, so satisfying except for one thing, which I will mention next.
I am in love with this story! I adore how the author ends the series - it seemed pretty wonderful to me. And you know how much I love a good HEA! What I Did Not Like: Khalid and Jalal have a sort of, um, disagreement, in this book. And Jalal says some pretty harsh things and turns his back on Khalid. Given the epilogue, from what I can indirectly infer, this fight is very much in the past, by the end of the book. But I wish the author would have shown the reconciliation between the two cousins, explicitly.
In fact, Jalal all but disappears from the story, after this argument. I wanted to see the men patch things up, do the bromance thing. This is my one complaint about this book - their relationship needed to be addressed, at the end of the book, when all was said and done. Would I Recommend It: And the first book.
Fix that. There is no reason not to, now that the series is complete! This series, overall, is easily a favorite. I don't throw around the word "favorite" often!
While this book isn't one of my rarely dubbed favorites, this series in general definitely is. Thank you, Renee Ahdieh, for blessing the world with your beautifully written story of Khalid and Shahrzad. Pre-publication squees: Kinda hoping this series is just a duology and nothing longer It is amazing! Check out the official cover reveal on Bustle! It is everything a devoted fan could ask of a series conclusion.
My problem was -is- that Shahrzad and Khalid's relationship never spoke to me; actually, I think my appreciation of the above-mentioned couple is fundamentally undermined by 1 the insta-love don't try to deny it; seriously, don't and 2 the fact that, in The Wrath and the Dawn , view spoiler [their first intercourse, if you think of it, happens under the banner of "I'm your husband, we're supposed to do this, we will do this" and, as if that were not enough, when it is openly specified that Khalid never touched his wives before they were sent to die.
Why did he have to impose himself on her and her only, then? I'm sorry, I can't ship a couple that involves this person. I never felt the slightest involvement in this ship , because of the reasons above. I knew what I was getting into, I didn't rely on that to begin with, It didn't particularly influenced my rating because I had taken that into account from the start.
In Italy, we have a saying that more or less goes, "you can't even dare tell her how beautiful her eyes are," meaning that she's one of those people that, if you so much as raise a hand to greet them, they are likely to spit in your face and possibly throw a dagger at you for no reason at all. That's not called being badass, that's called being hysterical.
You understand that their utility really was debatable when, at the end of the story, you realize all they had to do was view spoiler [die and create a little more drama hide spoiler ].
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How deliciously professional. A pity that someone forgot to actually work on the part "make the reader care".
A whole book focused on this thing, and then the plot gets rid of it and veers like this, as if this curse had had no importance to begin with? It was so brusque and ungraceful I'm still suffering from whiplash after-effects. Declamatory , pompous , histrionic , high-sounding and fastidiously so. I lost count of how many sentences began with "For" instead of "Because", but I'm sure once I found at least five in less than two pages.
Yes, another abundant presence. And I'm not going to say another word on the matter, because, all the tropes related to a love-triangle you can think about?
They're here. Do I look like a five-year old to you? I may have also faked a gag. Sorry, but that level of gushiness was beyond human comprehension. I did have a good time and was able to enjoy some hours of sweet doing nothing, with my brain temporarily shut.
And that was just what I wanted: View all 46 comments. Jun 09, April Aprilius Maximus rated it really liked it Shelves: View all 3 comments. Soooo Shahrzad is beautiful. Like really beautiful. Did you know Shahrzad is beautiful? Everyone thinks about Shahrzad's beauty when they see her She also has a temper but it's okay because she's pretty. So yeah View all 11 comments. May 05, Mohammed Arabey rated it liked it. Arabian Nights are fast thrilling epic stories mixing with a passionate love story, that really takes you a whole new world And this different retelling still one of the kind that worth your time..
BUT it didn't live up to the epic that start building up in book one and its grand ending.. For a duology it could've been faster, more focused. The biggest reason of enjoying this book was th Arabian Nights are fast thrilling epic stories mixing with a passionate love story, that really takes you a whole new world The biggest reason of enjoying this book was that I loved the characters and the atmosphere of book one much that I was glad to revisit one more time, To see how can the epic started by the end of book one would ends.
Some characters got good conclusion for their stories So, if I rated book one 3. But let's start with the.. The Story Though it picks up right after the epic finale of book one… the first half of the book lacks thriller or any new "important" events.
Some good drama scenes was here but lost in many filler ones. The story mainly about Shahrazad searching for a way to stop the curse on her Beloved Khaled..
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Two third of the book till any plan took action. Even Shazy stories -just two actually- was good but I didn't get the point of it. Didn't have the effect to the story as in book one. There's a good setting for an epic conflict, I must admit that I hate reading prolonged war sequence, but also I don't enjoy disappointing waste of a chance to bring an epic one.
Yes , good talk can solve everything It's more and took larger part, and though I am not love stories fan but still Renee Ahdieh convinced me to fall in love with her beloved character and convenient way to draw her story beautifully and make it living. I really enjoyed it, it may look impossible to have a peaceful ending but the author really good in making it smoothly. I didn't like a scene at the beginning between Tariq and Shazy since I am so in love with the love between Shazy and Khaled And adding depth into the 2 beloved characters.
But clearly it's just a filler served to view spoiler [present a sacrifice.. I kinda felt cheated. He really could been used better and more magical and serve more epic scenes. The author make sure I feel like him with her beautifully illustrated Khaled and Shazy love.
Till the end? The father of Shazy really gets more stupid each new chapter May be the attempt he made by the end and how it solved effects more in my decision to rate. Yet there were more characters thatcould have been better if they used well than this. Finally The writing style is easy and enjoyable.
Enjoyable but can easily be boring sometimes. Sometimes when there's lots of repeats. Repats just what I do here. Here in this paragraph. Got it? Anyway, It's really still one of the best YA deals with romance in a good way, food in a very delicious way -it really makes my mouth watering.. I loved the use of some arabian words -But still Calipha is for man not woman- and I didn't know Nabulsi is a famous soap.
I may be a bit disappointed because I needed more, and sure the plot could have handled more magical epics.. The epic was reduced to pass a message that good talk can solve anything Yet I will wait to read more by Renee. Arabian Nights story And will search for more Arabian Nights retelling.
View all 22 comments. A fitting conclusion for a book filled with cautionary tales. Apr 27, Maureen rated it really liked it. Possibly more of a 4. Regardless, I thought this was a really solid sequel and I enjoyed it so much. Definitely cried a few times. I want to take quotes from this book and write them and Possibly more of a 4. View 1 comment. May 19, Angyy added it. I just found out this is a duology.
My heart can't take another cliffhanger like that. May 14, Jillian rated it it was amazing. I think this is my absolute favorite duology ever. Nov 24, Stacee rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was absolutely stunning. It is different from Wrath, but I loved it just as much. It's filled with swoons and action and heartbreak and twists and I loved every single page of it. Perhaps I'll write a coherent review when release gets closer.
Dec 04, Heather rated it it was amazing Shelves: View all 12 comments. No, The Rose and the Dagger is far from being perfect but the prose is such a brilliant, beautiful narrative making this series an unforgettable, thrilling, adventurous, fantasy- romance. I savored every remarkable moment, every dazzling word and every stirring emotion in the story.
It makes me want to sing Disney songs and twirl. The plot started off right where The Wrath and the Dawn ended and it brought back all the wonderful memories instantly transporting me to this magical world.
Poor Irsa. I admire Ms. View all 15 comments. Feb 17, Steph Sinclair marked it as to-read Shelves: Stunning cover is stunning. I think I love it more than the first one. View all 5 comments. May 15, Joelle Throne of books rated it liked it.
Another one bites the dust. To say I'm disappointed, is a huge understatement. This year however, with this sequel, it is being added to my disappointing sequels list. Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy it. But I did not love it. But the story? Slow and a little boring. It wasn't until about the last pages that the pace picked up and I started enjoying it a bit mor Another one bites the dust.
It wasn't until about the last pages that the pace picked up and I started enjoying it a bit more. I loved Shazi and Khalid, serious heart eyes. Shazi's sass and quick mouth is so me to be frankly honest. And there were the characters I still don't like. Tariq, ever the annoying love sick puppy who makes stupid stupid decisions and is even more stubborn than a frog who refuses to move from where he's sitting.
Shazi's father also very effing stubborn. As a conclusion to a duology, I did not like it. Everything was resolved too simply and easily, too conveniently. The revelations and plot twists did surprise me and the ending was heart eyes and heart throbs and rainbow stained tears but overall I simply wish this hadn't been a duology, I wish more events had gotten in the way of the characters, and for that, I personally like to have that all build up between a book or two.
Duologies just make everything feel very rushed and lacking in certain areas. Oct 02, Sarah DiMento rated it really liked it Shelves: In an alley by the souk. In a night of oblivion. In the promise of tomorrow.
Well, I finally finished this after weeks of reading slump. I'm giving this a generous four stars because I had some problems with it, but really really wanted to love it the way I loved the first book.
Renee Ahdieh is an amazing romance writer, but a not so amazing fantasy writer, in my opinion. Nevertheless, this bo "Where is your heart, Sharzad al-Khayzuran?
Nevertheless, this book was beautifully written and overall a satisfactory end to the story. Full review to come! It brought joy as it brought suffering, and in turn brought about those moments that defined one's character. Love gave life to the lifeless. The subtle and mysterious nature of magic granted, magic did not play a major role in the first book 3. The beautiful writing 4. The descriptions of food yea, I said it. I was perpetually hungry throughout the first book.
The characters and their development "Why don't you start by saying aloud what it is you wish for? After all the death and bloodshed and senseless destruction, it seemed like the worst kind of selfishness. To build her world upon a bower of bones. If you cannot say what it is you desire in your own dream, then where can you dare to say it?
More Shazi and Khalid. Maybe more Despina and Jalal? An explanation and exploration of the way magic works. An exciting and action packed story in which our protagonists utilize magic to break this curse!
More beautiful writing 5. More descriptions of food 6. More characters and their development "Your future is not set in stone, my dearest star. A coin turns on itself a number of times before it lands. Not so much Shazi and Khalid, and certainly not Despina and Jalal. This would not necessarily be a bad thing, I don't need romance to enjoy a book, BUT: No world-building, no explanation of magic, messy and pointless elements of plot, everything resolved waaaaaaay too easily view spoiler [ like okay, we have to destroy this book to break the curse.
Then when it comes time to destroy the book, Khalid just stabs it and collapses from exhaustion and that's it: Book destroyed, curse ended.
Way too easy. When does anything ever happen like it supposed to?! Or how Shazi just realizes at the end that her magic stems from what she touches, like how did she just realize this?!
And I still don't really get it? I mean.. To do some research on curses and how to break them? Especially considering how easily resolved this whole thing was. How could you accept your curse so easily? Did you even try to find a way out?! Beautiful writing. The writing alone will compel me to read anything Renee Ahdieh writes. Very little description of food Introduction of a couple interesting characters Namely, Irsa and Artan. I wish Artan's character had been explored more.
That whole part of the story left a lot of questions for me and was a missed opportunity for world-building and explaining the magic system, in my opinion. No no no no. I love these characters, I love Renee Ahdieh's writing, and I was happy with the way the story ended. I was just a little let down and expected a bit mooooore. I loved the overall theme of the book: Shazi was a bit arrogant to me at times, but I've always appreciated her bold and strong nature.
Overall, this duology belongs in my favorites and I would recommend to anyone who enjoys YA romance, fantasy, historical fiction. You won't regret it: Cut the strings, Shazi. There were parts I loved and parts I thought were very unnecessary. Surprisingly, I really loved the relationship between Shazi and Khalid.Overall, it was such a great read for me and I enjoyed reading it immensely.
Add to basket. She'd hardly been a girl then, feral and hungry and distrustful of anything masculine. Quite sorry.
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