Sunday, November 9, 2014


November brings yet another new version of The 1001 Nights. This one is a Young Adult Fantasy retelling called The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh.

It is set to be a two volume series to be released in May of 2015, published by Putnam.

You can read the first chapter at Bustle -

From their website - "In Ahdieh’s 2015 novel, the evil ruler is the Caliph, a murderous 18-year-old king, and his tale-spinning wife is 16-year-old Shahrzad, or Shazi. Every night, as Shazi knows, the Caliph takes a new teenage bride, and every dawn he kills her in favor of another. But like her namesake, Shazi uses her wits and cunning to try to outsmart the Caliph and exact revenge."

From Publisher's Weekly - "Stacey Barney at Putnam has also pre-empted Renee Ahdieh's YA novel, The Wrath and the Dawn. The book, the first of a duet, is a reimagining of The Arabian Nights, where the wits of one girl are the only thing standing between a vulnerable kingdom and its ruthless boy-king. The acquisition was a six-figure, three-book deal for world English rights, brokered by Barbara Poelle at the Irene Goodman Agency."

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