This is a spoiler free review.
I gave this book a 4.5/5 stars. I thought this was a really enjoyable book and a great retelling. If you are a fan of retellings, I think you would definitely like this book.
This book is a retelling of 1001 Arabian Nights. It follows the story of a young women named Shahrzad whose best friend, Shiva, is chosen to be the next wife of the boy-king Khalid. Every night the king chooses a new wife, only to have her killed at dawn. No one knows why the king does this, and everyone tries to stop it.
After Shiva’s death, Shahrzad volunteers to be the king’s next wife, because she wants revenge. Shahrzad creates a plan on how to stay alive and on how she will kill the king.
Night after night, Shahrzad tells the king a story. She never finishes the story to insure her survival of the next dawn. Shahrzad is starting to feel something towards the king, and her feelings might just ruin her plan on killing him.
I really enjoyed this book. I have not read the original, however I am now really interested to see how the story played out.
The only thing I did not like about the book was the other characters points of view. I did not think they were very interesting, however they were very short so they were not to bad.
Otherwise, I thought it was a great book and I really enjoyed reading it!