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Mini Review: The Crown & the Arrow by Renee Ahdieh

The Crown & The Arrow
Author:  +Renee Ahdieh 
Source: Purchased in the Amazon Kindle store
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Books for Young Readers
Format: kindle ebook
Pages: 9
Genre:  YA Fantasy
Rating: 3 Stars
Release: March 1st 2016
Seventy-one days and seventy-one nights had come and gone since Khalid began killing his brides. This dawn, Khalid would mark the loss of the seventy-second girl, Shahrzad al-Khayzuran. Khalid didn’t know how many more of these dawns he could take. And there was something about this latest girl that piqued his interest. Not only had she volunteered to marry him, but at their wedding ceremony, she had seemed not the least bit afraid. In fact, what he had seen in her eyes was nothing short of pure hatred. She was about to lose her life. Why wasn’t she afraid? Why did she hate him so? He had never before gone to his wife’s chambers before her death at dawn. Tonight would be different.

Let me just say, at only nine pages this short story packs a punch! I could practically see Khalid's guilt and torment melting off the pages. This is a must read for those of you who've read The Wrath & the Dawn.

"My king," the girl replied with clear conviction. A conviction Khalid could not begin to understand.
A conviction he could not begin to ignore. 
A girl willingly donning a crown of death. A small girl with immense courage.

Honestly I wish I would have read this before The Wrath & the Dawn. I felt disconnected to Khalid while reading the first book. Now after reading The Crown & the Arrow I understand him much more.

This is free in the Amazon Kindle Store!!


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