Blog Tour: The Rose and the Dagger

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Today we’re taking part in the blog tour for The Rose and the Dagger, the sequel to Renee Ahdieh’s stunning debut novel, The Wrath and the Dawn. I’m so excited to feature a Dreamcast from Renee herself. Have you wondered how Ms. Ahdieh pictures her own story? Read on for your chance to check out her world first-hand.


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.

The Dreamcast


ShaziPictures from Renee’s Pinterest board


KhalidFrom Renee’s Pinterest board


TariqFrom Renee’s Pinterest board

Aren’t these images gorgeous? I would absolutely love to see The Wrath and the Dawn and The Rose and the Dagger come to life on the big screen. I’m dreaming of absolutely breathtaking scenery and special effects.

Hollywood, you should get on this ASAP!

Renee-Ahdieh1-243x365About Renee Ahdieh

I live in North Carolina (Go Heels!) with my husband Victor and our dog Mushu. My YA fantasy novel, THE WRATH AND THE DAWN, is available wherever books are sold. In my spare time, I like to cook, dance salsa, and wreak havoc on the lives of my characters.

To buy The Rose and the Dagger (which is now available!), check out: Amazon | B&N | IndieBound | Goodreads

Lauren is a 20-year-old student living in Northern Virginia. She loves to read YA books and watch movies. Lauren is passionate about many things, but reading has always been a huge part of her life. Ever since she first learned to read, her parents have always had to pry books out of her hands when it’s time for other commitments. Lauren loves everything from The Hunger Games and Divergent, to Percy Jackson, mysteries like State of the Onion, and other YA books, like The Fault in Our Stars, and is always eager to try a new book, author, or series. She also loves music, public health, Harry Potter, and the Washington Capitals. Follow her on Twitter: @LWengrovitz.