AUTHOR- Renée Ahdieh
PUBLISHER- G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
GOODREADS RATING- 4.25/5
GENRE- Young Adult Fantasy
PUBLISHED- April 26th, 2016
From the stars, to the stars.
ABOUT THE BOOK: The darker the sky, the brighter the stars.
In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad is forced from the arms of her beloved husband, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once thought Khalid a monster—a merciless killer of wives, responsible for immeasurable heartache and pain—but as she unraveled his secrets, she found instead an extraordinary man and a love she could not deny. Still, a curse threatens to keep Shazi and Khalid apart forever.
Now she’s reunited with her family, who have found refuge in the desert, where a deadly force is gathering against Khalid—a force set on destroying his empire and commanded by Shazi’s spurned childhood sweetheart. Trapped between loyalties to those she loves, the only thing Shazi can do is act. Using the burgeoning magic within her as a guide, she strikes out on her own to end both this terrible curse and the brewing war once and for all. But to do it, she must evade enemies of her own to stay alive.
My Review: I started reading this book with a lot of hopes and expectations because I loved the prequel but then I got really disappointed. It wasn’t like the previous book at all. I think the plot of this book was a lot better that the previous book which revolved mainly around Sharzad and Khalid’s love story but the poor writing ruined it all. The plot of this book actually had more suspense, adventure and mystery and this book could have been a lot better. Also, I feel some parts of this book were left unfinished. But then in this book, we got to know so much more about the other characters. Apart from writing, I think the character development was fantastic. In this book we all got to know more about other characters, apart from Sharzad and Khalid, which were beautifully described. I specially loved how Irsa and Rahim ended. It was beatiful and it made me cry. And then we had the cliff hanger in the end which broke all our hearts. Neverthe less, all of the characters were outstanding. They were quite realistic and did there jobs of leaving us with mix emotions really well. Overall, I do think this book could have been a lot better… I’ll give it 3/5.
(THESE REVIEWS ARE MY POINT OF VIEWS, AND YOUR OPINIONS MIGHT BE VARYING FROM MINE)