REVIEW: Wrath & Dawn Short Stories – Renée Ahdieh

 

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Below are my individual reviews of the Wrath & Dawn Short Stories I read after finishing TWATD. Overall rating: super like!! 👍


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The Moth & the Flame (#0.25)

by Renée Ahdieh

Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Release date: March 22, 2016
Format: eBook
Pages: 40
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Short Stories
Rating: ★★★★☆
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This was a very nice and light story focusing about Despina and Jalal’s relationship: their first meeting, their interactions, and their secret moments. They were really so cute! Despina was one of the admirable characters in this series; and reading this only made me like her personality more. It also featured her few quick encounters with Ava, the first calipha of Khorasan. But, I wish I could’ve read about more of Despina and Jalal! It felt like it wasn’t enough, but I’m satisfied. It didn’t fail in making me smile and my heart melt.

“Anything is possible so long as there is a strong will behind it.”

 


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The Crown & the Arrow (#0.5)

by Renée Ahdieh

Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Release date: March 1, 2016
Format: eBook
Pages: 9
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Short Stories, Romance
Rating: ★★★★★
Goodreads / Amazon

OKAYYYY. I definitely absolutely loved this a lot! I read this while in car and before we even arrived to our destination I’ve already finished it. Totally not enough! I loved every bit of it and ughhhhh what would I give to have more of this?!?! My interest level was at the highest at the whole duration of reading it. This is Khalid’s POV when he first met Shahrzad, and it is no doubt that this is a very good short read with its beautiful writing. Thank you so much, Renée, for creating these lovable characters. They’ll always have a special place in my heart; I really ship them so much! #OTP

“Do not fear what the setting sun may bring. Where there is a setting sun, there is also a rising one.”

 


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The Mirror & the Maze (#1.5)

by Renée Ahdieh

Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Release date: April 26, 2016
Format: eBook
Pages: 11
Genre: Fantasy, Short Stories, Romance, Young Adult
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Goodreads / Amazon

I honestly didn’t understand what is the point of this that much because it’s literally just a scene of what chaos was happening to the city (in Khalid’s POV—which is kind of important, of course), which I think could’ve been acceptable to put it in the first book instead as an epilogue or a bonus or something. I liked the last part though, it’s like a trailer of its sequel and I’m really excited about it! GIMME!!!

“His responsibilities had always been here. He did not deserve to hold anything he loved in his keep.”

 

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