Renee Ahdieh is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her spare time, she likes to dance salsa and collect shoes. She is passionate about all kinds of curry, rescue dogs, and college basketball. The first few years of her life were spent in a high-rise in South Korea; consequently, Renee enjoys having her head in the clouds. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband and their tiny overlord of a dog. The Rose and the Dagger is the sequel to her sparkling debut novel, The Wrath and the Dawn.
Alchemy, samurai, and Renee Ahdieh. Need we say more? * Culturess * Completely enrapturing * Bookpage * FLAME IN THE MIST has [Renee's] signature lush and dangerous romantic adventure vibes * Bustle * Weaves Japanese and Korean narratives into a fun feudal samurai drama... an action-packed and well-paced young adult novel. * Washington Post * Rich in magical realism and cultural nuance of feudal Japan, Ahdieh's series starter begins with a girl-power bang. . . . A wonderful choice for YA shelves, especially where lush fantasy is popular. * School Library Journal * This story . . . will undoubtedly enthrall readers. * Kirkus * Ahdieh's first duology (begun with The Wrath and the Dawn, 2015) propelled her to the top of the charts, and this new series starter brings that same blend of history, magic, and sensuality that drew readers in the first place. * Booklist * [An] elaborate fantasy set in feudal Japan . . . Ahdieh (The Wrath & the Dawn) is immensely skilled at crafting vibrant settings inhabited by sympathetic characters with rich pasts . . . readers will enthusiastically anticipate the next installment. * Publishers Weekly *