Book Traveling Thursday – For the 1st Time

168709Hey everyone & happy Thursday! The weekend is almost here and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t counting down the hours. Ringing in the New Year was fun and all but work kicked my butt this week. Any way, I’ve been seeing the Book Traveling Thursday meme around since I started blogging and I figured it was time to give it a go.

Book Traveling Thursday is a weekly meme created by Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog & Catia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much. The themes are announced over on the Goodreads group page. The concept is simple, every week you have to pick a book that fits the theme of the week, explain why your chosen book fits the theme, look at covers from multiple editions and multiple countries for the book you chose, and finally, include pictures of the original cover, the cover from your country, your favorite cover, and your least favorite cover.

This weeks theme is New beginnings… Choose a book you would like to read for the first time again. It was hard not to pick Harry Potter because well its an obvious choice and there are so many books I can think of making this kind of hard but I went with The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. This book is definitely on my favorites list. I love the story and the world that Ahdieh created. 1001 Nights hold a special place in my heart for personal reasons. I set the bar high for this book and it met them effortlessly.


Original Cover/US Cover

Favorite Cover

I really love the paperback cover of this book! I’m usually not a fan of people on book covers but this somehow works for me. I love the simplicity of the Indonesian cover.

Least Favorite Cover


Oh man… I really don’t like the Bulgarian cover. There’s too much going on, it’s confusing. And I think that’s supposed to be fabric billowing in the wind but it looks like intestines.

I’ll leave the Goodreads Description in case you’re curious about The Wrath and the Dawn⇓

In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad’s dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Shahrzad is determined not only to stay alive, but to end the caliph’s reign of terror once and for all.

Night after night, Shahrzad beguiles Khalid, weaving stories that enchant, ensuring her survival, though she knows each dawn could be her last. But something she never expected begins to happen: Khalid is nothing like what she’d imagined him to be. This monster is a boy with a tormented heart. Incredibly, Shahrzad finds herself falling in love. How is this possible? It’s an unforgivable betrayal. Still, Shahrzad has come to understand all is not as it seems in this palace of marble and stone. She resolves to uncover whatever secrets lurk and, despite her love, be ready to take Khalid’s life as retribution for the many lives he’s stolen. Can their love survive this world of stories and secrets?

Thanks for reading guys. Till next time



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