It was an awesome week for us here at Fiction Fare!
Reason number two: We were invited to a private dinner with Renee Ahdieh by Penguin. If you are unaware, Renee’s new book, The Wrath and the Dawn was released on May 12th and it also happens to be one of our favorite reads so far this year. To say we were surprised by the invite would be an understatement. Mostly because we almost never have events like this in Milwaukee so it was great to not only be invited, but also be able to go and meet a wonderful new author as well as mingle with some local book sellers!
Renee is a lovely person and we learned so much about her (she loves to cook, she is definitely an Outlander fan, and her husband is Persian…just to name a few) and her writing process. It was such a different experience from a typical book signing event and I have to say, I loved it! After a wonderful dinner, we did have the opportunity to have Renee sign our books which was a great wrap up to a fantastic evening. We also received some lovely scarves!
Of course, we do want to share our awesome stuff and since we did get an extra scarf (Tariq) and happen to have a signed ARC, we will be having a giveaway soon so keep your eye on the blog and check out our review of The Wrath and the Dawn to see why we loved it!
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
(Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads)Also by this author: The Wrath and the Dawn, Flame in the Mist
Published by Penguin on May 12th 2015
Genres: Action & Adventure, Historical, Love & Romance, Young Adult
A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One NightsEvery 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.