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The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn)"the book is a Rough Cut… (utgåvan 2015)

av Renée Ahdieh (Författare)

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In this reimagining of The Arabian Nights, Shahrzad plans to avenge the death of her dearest friend by volunteering to marry the murderous boy-king of Khorasan but discovers not all is as it seems within the palace.
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Titel:The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn)"the book is a Rough Cut Edition (pages are deliberately not the same length)"
Författare:Renée Ahdieh (Författare)
Info:G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers (2015), Edition: First Edition, 416 pages
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The Wrath and the Dawn av Renée Ahdieh

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Rating: 65% (3.25 stars)

The synopsis of this book seemed very interesting and promising but, in my opinion, it really failed to deliver on several fronts. As far as I've seen, it seems like most people either really love or hate this book, however, I'm in the middle. It definitely was not the worst book I've ever read, but quite far from the best. I feel like its best broken down into several parts.

1. The writing style. (I know that "writing style" pretty much encompasses everything in the book, but more specifically I mean the descriptions and word choice of the author) Maybe I just didn't mesh well with the style, but the overall impression of the writing was very bland in my opinion. The descriptions of anything besides the characters' clothes were flimsy to nonexistent. I had a really difficult time picturing the setting of the story at pretty much all times, and the characters didn't even move that much. The world building was pretty much nonexistent. She threw around a lot of terms, city, and family names, but didn't really flesh out anything that much. The magic was very vague and unexplained, which did not make it mysterious, but boring. It didn't seem to be anything new as far as fantasy goes.

I'm not a fan of unnecessary, overembellished detail, but at the same time, I do like sufficient detail to help me get into the story. I hate to say this because I don't mean to be rude, but I've read many fanfictions that had a better handle on controlling descriptions. I was able to read through it very quickly mostly because the descriptions were not there.

2. The characters. All of the characters, even the main character, felt two dimensional at best. I didn't feel like any of them were fleshed out enough to be real people. To me, every time one of the characters talked about another's personality, it felt like they were giving generalized descriptions of any stereotypical YA fantasy character and I didn't really see any of the qualities they pointed out in each other. Again, I hate to say this as an insult, but this disconnect between character actions and other characters descriptions truly reminded much of poorly written fanfiction.

Shazi was constantly being described by the other characters are fiery, bold, and cunning, yet I have yet to find anything that would lead me to that conclusion. Being in her mind, it felt to me her thoughts are quite simple and obvious most of the time. She made, many, many mistakes and was very surprised when she did so in pretty much every situation. In my opinion, she would best be described as impulsive, short-sighted, and a little arrogant. Her best method of escaping trouble was to back talk to whoever was threatening her, often revealing important information to her enemies, like a child. What the other characters describe as boldness and bravery seemed a lot more like foolish impulsiveness to me. Although her original intent of revenge was admirable, her pain, sorrow, and frustration did not make me empathize at all with her and were all but forgotten by the time I reached the middle of the book.

To me, Khalid was seemed to be even more stereotypical and bland than Shazi. I kind of feel like the author was going for a love interest with a "cold, intimidating, and strong guy that just had a hard childhood and was misunderstood by society" kind of vibe, but again, the descriptions and character actions to back that up were just lacking in my opinion. Personally, the character traits that stood out to me the most in him were awkwardness and social obliviousness. He does seem like he feels bad for what is occurring, but he, like the rest made me feel absolutely nothing.

Tariq was....well, what even was Tariq? Similar to Shazi, he was described as extremely cunning and bold by the other characters, and also, similar to Shazi, he failed to display any of these traits to me. Like her, he was impulsive, arrogant, short-sighted, and childish. Most of the mistakes he makes are outright stupid and his overall plan did not impress me one bit. I think he would be best described as an upset child who has just had their favorite toy taken from him.

As for the secondary characters, there is simply not that much to say about them. They were not numerous, yet still given very bland personalities, backstories, and roles in the plot.

Like their personalities, the characters' relationships seemed very forced and simple to me. And, like the settings, the characters were not very numerous, yet the author didn't really take time to add complexity. When the characters felt something, I didn't really feel anything for them, because they didn't feel like real people. I think the author did try to flesh out Shazi and Khalid, but the bland and generalized descriptions made me feel less even connected to them.

3. The plot. What even happened to the plot...? The synopsis promised an Arabian Nights-esque hook to it, but that concept seemed to be discarded halfway through the book. Nothing in the plot surprised me. I don't think books should run primarily on shock value, but again, I feel like that there should be some kind of built up of anticipation around the story, whether it be from conflict, character dynamics, or so on, but there was absolutely nothing that enticed me about this book, save the original promise of a good retelling at the beginning of the story. When something meant to be shocking or exciting occurred, I mostly found myself sighing and rolling my eyes. I feel like if a book is going to pitch itself as a retelling, it should at least try to provide something on that front.

Overall, the story was disappointing, but not impossible to get through, thanks to its simplistic style and plot. There wasn't much to analyze here. I feel like you wouldn't be missing anything if you skipped this one, but if you'd like to try it out, it wouldn't be terrible to get through. ( )
  melonah | Jan 9, 2021 |
loved this!!!!!!!! tho the mystery wasn't quite what I'd imagined, given the setup. ( )
  kickthebeat | Nov 1, 2020 |
The Caliph of Khalid marries a new girl everyday and has her killed each morning. Shahrzad volunteers to be a bride, with her own plan to kill the king in revenge for her cousin's death. Neither one of them expects the other. What is different about Shazi is the key to possible change, but secrets, fear, and other's desire for revenge will hamper the love that could grow between them.

What a great retelling. I enjoyed this, but it is a series starter, and hasn't completely ended, at all. ( )
  readingbeader | Oct 29, 2020 |
Tja, so ist das mit dem Hype - er hebt die Erwartungen ins Unermessliche und die Enttäuschung ist dann oft umso größer. So erging es bei mir bei Zorn und Morgenröte von Renée Adhdieh.

Erzählt wird von Shahrzad, die sich freiwillig als Braut für den Kalifen Chalid meldet - wohlwissend, dass sie bei Sonnenaufgang hingerichtet wird. Ihr Plan ist allerdings zu überleben, damit sie den Kalifen umbringen kann - als Rache für den Mord an ihrer besten Freundin.

Ich war sehr gespannt, wie Renée Adhdieh das bekannte Märchen erzählen wird. Ihr Schreibstil gefiel mir auch gleich und schnell durchgelesen habe ich das Buch allemal. Allerdings nicht, weil ich es so umwerfend fand, dass ich es nicht aus der Hand legen konnte. Es ließ sich einfach schnell lesen. Die Figuren waren mir fast alle unsympathisch bzw. egal. Ich konnte zudem nicht nachvollziehen, wie schnell Shahrzad von "ich bringe Dich um" zu "ich liebe Dich" überging. Der Typ hat immerhin ihre beste Freundin getötet und ihre Rachepläne hatte sie, nehme ich an, schon länger reifen lassen. Und dann schwenkt sie so schnell um, nur, weil Chalid so gut aussieht? Wird Shahrzad dadurch nicht zu einer negativen Person? Zumindest hat sie bei mir dadurch keine Pluspunkte gesammelt. Aber die Erzählung verfolgt natürlich ein anderes Ziel (die Liebe...) und muss natürlich weitergehen. Es plänkelt vor sich hin, es gibt viele gefährliche Augenblicke für die Protagonisten. Für meinen Geschmack kamen in Zorn und Morgenröte zu wenige Geschichten in der eigentlichen Geschichte vor - sollte Shahrzad nicht mehr erzählen? Das Buch endet mit einem Cliffhanger, allerdings kann ich nicht sagen, dass mich der Fortgang der Geschichte interessiert (ich denke, der Ausgang ist eh klar).

Insgesamt ist Zorn und Morgenröte ein nettes Märchen, das sich schnell weglesen lässt, aber nicht länger im Kopf bleibt. Die Fortsetzung muss ich nicht lesen. Schade, ich habe viel erwartet, aber die Erwartungen waren durch die allgemeine Euphorie einfach zu hoch - es mag auch sein, dass ich nicht (mehr) zur Zielgruppe gehöre. ( )
  Gesa-Marie | Aug 25, 2020 |
This book is perfection. It is amazing well written and the plot is just mind blowing. The characters are so loveable I love Jalal the best and Khalid ( )
  Haleema-imran | Aug 3, 2020 |
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