Top Ten Tuesday: Most Recent Additions to My To-Read List

Formerly hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl


This week’s topic is…Ten Most Recent Additions to My To-Read List

(CLICK ON THE BOOK COVER TO BE LINKED TO ITS GOODREADS’ PAGE)

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What are some books have you recently added to your TBR?

W…W…W…Wednesday: 11/23/2016

W…W…W…Wednesday

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W…W…W…Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words and includes Three Ws:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

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I am almost done with this book. It’s weird, engaging, and sometimes off-putting. 

WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

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I liked this book, but didn’t love it. However, I did like it enough that I’m going to be reading book two soon. 

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

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I know this book was on my “next to read” last week. I’m hoping to read it this weekend. 

What does your own W…W…W…Wednesday look like? 

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: The Rose & the Dagger

We are so excited that THE ROSE & THE DAGGER by Renée Ahdieh releases today and that we get to share the news, along with an awesome giveaway!

If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by author Renée Ahdieh, be sure to check out all the details below.

This blitz also includes a giveaway for a paperback of THE WRATH & THE DAWN and a hardcover of THE ROSE & THE DAGGER and an awesome candle from The Melting Library’s Etsy Store, US Only!  So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

 

Title: THE ROSE & THE DAGGER
Author: Renée Ahdieh
Release Date: April 26, 2016
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages: 432
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, and audiobook

Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | iBooks 
The much anticipated sequel to the breathtaking The Wrath and the Dawn, applauded by Publishers Weekly as “a potent page-turner of intrigue and romance.”

I am surrounded on all sides by a desert. A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. 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.

 

Praise for The Rose and the Dagger:

“Above all there is the shattering, triumphant catharsis of love… In a story about stories, love is ‘the power to speak without words.’ Thrillingly full of feeling.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Fiery romance, a spirited heroine, shifting loyalties… With more than a few heartrending twists and turns.”—Booklist 

Read an Excerpt: Prologue

About Renée:

Renée lives in North Carolina (Go Heels!) with her husband Victor and their dog Mushu. Her YA fantasy novel, THE WRATH AND THE DAWN, will be published on May 12th, 2015. In her spare time, she likes to cook, dance salsa, and wreak havoc on the lives of her characters.
She’s also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, as well as an active member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.

Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a paperback of THE WRATH & THE DAWN, a hardcover of THE ROSE & THE DAGGER, and a His Calipha candle from The Melting Library’s Etsy Store, US Only.

Ends on May 3rd at Midnight EST!

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Waiting on Wednesday: The Rose and the Dagger

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY:

The Rose and the Dagger

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that highlights pre-publication/upcoming releases that readers cannot wait to get their hands on. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week my most anticipated read is…The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

A picture of the beautiful cover and a brief summary provided by Goodreads is below:

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Goodreads’ Summary: 

I am surrounded on all sides by a desert. A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. 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.


 

 

Waiting on Wednesday’s Top 5 Rants and Raves of why I need this book in my life…

  1. I read the first book of the series, The Wrath and the Dawn, in October 2015. I was a few months late to boarding the reading train for The Wrath and the Dawn, which came out in May 2015, but I’m NOT going to be late this time.  
  2. I met Renee Ahdieh last summer and had my copy of The Wrath and the Dawn personalized and signed. Renee is beautiful, funny, well-spoken, and one of the most spectacular authors I have ever met. 
  3. DAT COVER! Enough said. It’s beautiful and blue, and EVERYTHING!
  4. I hope that The Rose and the Dagger is as captivating and heart-pounding as The Wrath and the Dawn, because I need more Shahrzad and Khalid in my life!   
  5. Shahrzad is such a badass, female character, and I cannot wait to see how much stronger and fiercer she becomes in The Rose and the Dagger

If you haven’t read The Wrath and the Dawn–READ IT! You’ll thank me later.