Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad’s dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Shahrzad is determined not only to stay alive, but to end the caliph’s reign of terror once and for all.
Night after night, Shahrzad beguiles Khalid, weaving stories that enchant, ensuring her survival, though she knows each dawn could be her last. But something she never expected begins to happen: Khalid is nothing like what she’d imagined him to be. This monster is a boy with a tormented heart. Incredibly, Shahrzad finds herself falling in love. How is this possible? It’s an unforgivable betrayal. Still, Shahrzad has come to understand all is not as it seems in this palace of marble and stone. She resolves to uncover whatever secrets lurk and, despite her love, be ready to take Khalid’s life as retribution for the many lives he’s stolen. Can their love survive this world of stories and secrets?
Where did I get it?
I ordered it from Chapters!
Why did I buy it?
I’ve heard so many great things about it and have wanted to read it for some time. Besides, isn’t that cover absolutely gorgeous?
Have I Read It?
Yes ||| No
Why haven’t I read it?
It’s relatively new to my shelves, so I haven’t yet gotten to it due to the busy time of exam season.
Where is it on my TBR?
Really high, actually; I plan on reading it during my School’s Out Readathon, right after Frozen Tides and Passenger.
My Shelf Monday is a weekly post on my blog in which I discuss one of the books/series that I own. It’s a way to catalogue my book collection, and it also acts as a slow, miniature tour of my shelves.
Thanks for reading!