We are very pleased to host author Renée Ahdieh on The Young Folks today. I read The Wrath and the Dawn a couple weeks ago and loved it! It completely captivated me; so much so that I couldn’t decide which book to pick up next after I finished it! That’s why for this stop Renée contributed a list of books that she recommends reading after you finish The Wrath and the Dawn.
Read her recommendations below, and then enter to win a very cool giveaway!
By Renée Ahdieh
Prompt: Create a list of book recommendations to read after finishing The Wrath and the Dawn. Please pick 5-10, and you can write a few sentences as to why.
Marie Rutkoski’s The Winner’s Curse
This book and its sequel are two of my favorites from the recent past. They are beautifully written and wholly evocative. As for the romance? It might just destroy you, in the best of ways.
Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes
It’s no secret how much I adore this book—such a powerful tale of hope and survival against all odds. If you’re looking for another dose of fantasy inspired by an ancient civilization, look no further than this amazing novel
Malinda Lo’s Ash
This fantastic story is inspired by Cinderella, so if you’re in need of another retelling, this is one of the best. Not to mention the beautiful romance that blossoms between Ash and the king’s Royal Huntress.
Kristin Cashore’s Graceling
This is a personal favorite, and I always make it a point to recommend it whenever the opportunity arises. The strength of the main character—coupled by the timelessness of the story—make it a book I return to again and again.
Mary Pearson’s The Kiss of Deception
The political intrigue and intricacy of this novel are simply astounding. I love onionskin plotting, and this book offers one of the best examples.
Susan Ee’s Angelfall
I am late to the game on this one, but once I started reading it, I couldn’t stop. It’s been a long time since I fell so in love with a story about bad angels and the havoc they wreak.
Marie Lu’s The Young Elites
The Legend Series is simply unputdownable, and this book is definitely its worthy successor. I also adore the unlikeable heroine at its center—she’s smart and strong and complicated in the best of ways.
Stacey Lee’s Under a Painted Sky
So this book is one of my favorite historical novels of the past year. The research is meticulous, and the story of blossoming friendship amidst personal tragedy is perfectly wrought.
Robin McKinley’s The Hero and the Crown
One of my most beloved books from childhood, this is another fantasy novel that stands the test of time and sucks you in from the very first page. The details and worldbuilding paint a perfect picture in your mind.
Melina Marchetta’s Finnikin of the Rock
I waited longer than I should have to read this one. But it was worth the wait. The characters are so wonderfully complex, and the narrative is equally multifaceted.
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Thanks to Renée Ahdieh for those great suggestions! Read a little about her SERIOUSLY EXCELLENT new Young Adult book, The Wrath and the Dawn.
It is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan. But she does so with a clever plan to 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 an unexpected catch…she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend. She discovers that not all is as it seems, including the deaths of so many girls and Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders, and to break the cycle once and for all.
Renée Ahdieh is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her spare time, she likes to dance salsa and collect shoes. She is passionate about all kinds of curry, rescue dogs, and college basketball. The first few years of her life were spent in a high-rise in South Korea; consequently, Renée enjoys having her head in the clouds. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband and their tiny overlord of a dog.
Also, big thanks to Penguin Teen, we have a giveaway for you! Five readers can each win a hardcover of The Wrath and the Dawn and all 3 scarves pictured above. One scarf features the beautiful cover design, and the other 2 have a falcon (for Tariq) and a tiger (for Khalid). Trust me, you want those scarves! Enter to win by using the Rafflecopter below:
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh is available tomorrow wherever books are sold. Stay tuned for our review of the book tomorrow!