Book Review: The Rose and The Dagger

Synopsis: The Rose & The Dagger

Title – The Rose and The Dagger  (Website, Goodreads, Amazon)

Author – Renee Ahdieh (Website, Goodreads)

Published – April 26th 2016

Classification – Young Adult Fiction

Summary – The sumptuous saga that began with The Wrath and the Dawn takes its final turn as Shahrazad risks everything to find her way back to her one true love again.



Remember in The Wrath and The Dawn book review when I said I didn’t want the story to end? Well, it did. And I’m so sad!

I tried to make this series last as long as I could. Honestly, I read The Wrath and The Dawn again right before I started The Rose and The Dagger to enjoy the world longer. I don’t think I’ve read a book for the second time since Eragon by Christopher Paolini. There is just too many books to read and worlds to discover that I very rarely indulge in the same book twice. Especially so soon after reading it the first time!

The Wrath and The Dawn series

In my review of the first book, I gushed about Renee Ahdieh’s writing style. She is so talented in making the reader feel emotions for the characters. Multiple times I’ve had to shield my face because my expressions were a dead giveaway to my reactions I had while reading. I couldn’t help it!

Also, I didn’t mention this in my review of the first book but I was sooo impressed with Renee Ahdieh’s use of words. This might sound dumb – but there were some big words! Honestly, I probably looked up a handful of words because I’ve never seen them in my life – and I read a lot of books.

Ugh! She has immeasurable skill with the pen.

The Rose and The Dagger

Many people may be nervous about reading a sequel because it might not measure up to the first. But not this sequel! At first I was sad because Shahrazad and Kahlid were physically separated for a bit in the beginning, but Renee made it all worth it!

Everything was so perfect!

I see there is little novellas written by Renee that are from the other character’s point of view; I’m very hesitant to pick them up. I probably won’t until months or years later, when my curiosity gives in. Do I want to leave this series? No. But for now, I think I’ll stay with how this one ended.


Read The Rose and The Dagger now!

(Actually, read the The Wrath and The Dawn first, then read this one…you get my point.)


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