"Instead he came across a girl with a decidedly pensive gaze. A girl with an empty silver tray dangling from one hand. When a ray of afternoon sun struck its surface, the flash of light drew him toward her, like a moth to a flame."
So very much similar to a moth to light, I was drawn to read about the Jalal and Despina's love story. I wanted to see how the captain of the royal guard and a handmaiden fell in love.
"Do not fear what the setting sun may bring. Where there is a setting sun, there is also a rising one."
To smooth my excitement after reading the Wrath and the Dawn, I decided to read the Crown and the Arrow. Pretty much it's written from Khalid's perspective of the event of him meeting Shahrzad. I liked getting to know what his thought were, but I only wish it was longer.
"All our lives are forfeit, sayyidi. It is just a question of when. And I would like one more day." - ShahrzadThe Wrath and the Dawn had taken me on a magic carpet ride that I did not want to end. Since I mentioned a magic carpet, the song, "A Whole New World" from the Aladdin movie constantly played in my head as I read this book. It did take me to "a whole new world" filled with mysteries, secrets, love, and magic.
"There are people you meet and get to know, then there are people you meet and already know." - Auburn
This is my confession...I had a hard time putting this book down.
OMG (with pun and all intended) Colleen Hoover had done again by blowing me away with another one of her book. Is it possible to have a book warms and tears your heart to pieces? Yes, friends it does exist. Ta da here is it. I experienced a roller coaster of emotions I certainly miss when reading a captivating story.
After reading numerous YA fantasy novels, I decided to place myself in modern time. The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord happened to be one of the contemporary I started in February. The first page of the book did not draw me in, but I don't let the first page predetermined the fate of the whole book. I continued on page after page until I find myself not feel intrigue by this story anymore.