Review: The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

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5/5 stars!

The Rose and the Dagger is such a brilliant, beautiful finale to an unforgettable, thrilling, adventurous, fantasy- romance. I savored every remarkable moment, every dazzling word and every stirring emotion in the story. It makes me want to sing Disney songs and twirl. It’s true, this series can be considered sappy, cheesy and even melodramatic but it’s just so beautifully written that it seems to have this disabling effect on me making my knees wobbly, my eyes sparkling in complete awe leaving me into an un-salvageable, swooning puddle.

The plot started off right where The Wrath and the Dawn ended and it brought back all the wonderful memories instantly transporting me to this magical world. It didn’t take long for me to be once again trapped in a flurry of emotions for these characters that captivated me from the very start. (view spoiler)

I do not usually approve of love triangles but in this story, it’s not only beautiful but it also seems necessary as it is the plot’s very core uniting the two heroes in their mission because of their love for the same, strong-spirited woman who is not only beautiful but brilliant, smart, snarky and selfless as well. I admire Ms. Renee Ahdieh’s wise decision to do away with war and bloodbath usually found in fantasies’ finale and instead resorted to witty plot twists involving smart and beautiful women. Applause!

It’s true some wars can be won before they even get started just like this series winning my heart over without a fight

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