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Publisher Description

#1 New York Times Bestseller

A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights


Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. 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.

*The book is a Rough Cut Edition (pages are deliberately not the same length).*

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2015
May 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
416
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Young Readers Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
4.4
MB

Customer Reviews

MercyLuis ,

Beautifully tragic

Their love was fraught with so much hate, too many obstacles, but such a worthy and beautiful hope that was fragile yet deep.

This story, at times, wrenched at my heart because of the constant inner struggle that the two main characters has to battle with throughout the book. Such a fairytale that had vestiges of the Aladdin story, but very sad and raw.

Great book! Now I am going to jump to the second book.

GreatApple74 ,

Amazing

I love the story and plot. I got pulled into this story and finished it in 2 days!

Haja Mabinti ,

Amazing!

This book is great. The ending sort of confused me but all in all a good read 🤗

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