This is hands down my favorite book I have ever read. The story begins with a girl named Shahzad who is out for revenge, meaning she is out to kill the King. The King, known as Khalid, has a reputation for taking on brides each day, and each dawn he orders for their deaths. Shahzad recently lost her best friend to Khalid’s evil tactics and she decides that enough is enough and that she will be the one to put an end to the killer King. She decides to marry the King and offer herself up as one of his brides to get closer to him and then murder him, however, all is not as it seems.
There are secrets both Khalid and Shahzad are keeping and despite all this, they seem to start to share feelings for each other. You must read the book to see how this enticing story ends and I must tell you it is worth it! Personally, I love enemies to lovers romance books and this book fits that category perfectly with the right amount of banter between the characters as well as affection. Moreover, there is a bigger problem in the story that slowly unveils itself as you read it and I love this about the book: there was never a dull moment.
I would recommend this book to those who love fantasy novels as well as of course enemies to lover's books. Those two aspects were executed in a well worthy manner by Ahdieh in her novel! I would say this book is similar to The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller in regards to the enemies to lovers aspect and the fact that in both the books the characters are trying to woo a King and murder a King but somehow they find love. All in all, I would most definitely recommend this book 100% as it has earned my 5 stars! - Marwa