The Wrath and the Dawn Review

Title: The Wrath and the Dawn
Author: Renee Ahdieh
Publisher: Putnam
Genre: Fantasy, Retellings, YA\

Blurb:One Life to One Dawn.

Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi’s wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.

She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all.

Me: Such a beautifully woven story that tells a tale unlike any other. 

Sweden: The 100-year old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared

Title: The 100-year old man who Climbed out of the Window and Disappeared
Author: Jonas Jonasson
Publisher: Harper Collins
Genre: Humor, Contemporary

Blurb: It all starts on the one-hundredth birthday of Allan Karlsson. Sitting quietly in his room in an old people’s home, he is waiting for the party he-never-wanted-anyway to begin. Slowly but surely Allan climbs out of his bedroom window, into the flowerbed (in his slippers) and makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several murders, a suitcase full of cash, and incompetent police. As his escapades unfold, we learn something of Allan’s earlier life in which – remarkably – he helped to make the atom bomb, became friends with American presidents, Russian tyrants, and Chinese leaders, and was a participant behind the scenes in many key events of the twentieth century.

Me: Hilarious! Came to me during a reading slump, and completely cured it. Such a nice change to a lot of the dramatic books I've been reading lately.

Korea, Writing, and Coming Back

Hello everyone, and I'm sorry for the long absence! (I feel like I'm saying that a lot) But this time there is (sort-of) a legitimate excuse. SUMMER STARTED! Here in the States, summer break starts around the beginning of June for me, and as soon as school let out, I planned to read a book a day, write blog posts all the time, and watch a lot of movies. 

Until I realized I was almost never home for the next two months or so.