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Berry Bits: The Rose and the Dagger

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The Rose & the Dagger

by Renee Ahdieh

Type: Book | Genre: Romance, Fantasy

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.

The saga that began with The Wrath and the Dawn takes its final turn as Shahrzad risks everything to find her way back to her one true love again.

(Description from Goodreads)


Many months after reading the first book, I finally got around to the sequel.

I loved it just as much as that one.

The prose is magic on a page. Every single sentence reads beautifully to me, like something I could just get lost in for days.

This book reminds me why I love reading and reminds me that I should continue to read.

The romance remains my favorite part. I almost thought the ending was going to disappoint me, but luckily, LUCKILY, it it did not. I’m glad things ended the way it did.

The Rose and the Dagger also has a hidden theme: Don’t judge anyone without knowing the entire situation they’re in. A lot of people in this world are guilty of this. I’m guilty of it. I read an article today that touched on this very subject.

Reading Renee Ahdieh’s work inspires me to write. Even when I said I didn’t want to because I don’t think my descriptions will ever be good. I just want to sit down and write a story. She’s very inspiring.

She lives relatively close by as well, so one day, I hope I get to meet her.


That’s all for now! Look forward to a Berry Bits for Metal Gear and Omega Quintet soon!

Bai-bai for now!




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