Renee Ahdieh Q&A

renee ahdieh q&a  - theheartofabookbloggerUp next in my series of Author Q&As features Renee Ahdieh, author of The Wrath and the Dawn.

  • Jordan: What inspired you to write a retelling of A Thousand and One Nights?
  • Renee Ahdieh: Wanting to write a diverse book and my husband’s Persian family.
  • J: What was the greatest piece of writing advice you have received?
  • RA: Don’t listen to people who try to give you advice 😛
  • J: Which character do you love to hate?
  • RA: Tariq
  • J: Who is your favorite minor character to write?
  • RA: Omar
  • J: Which YA protagonists (from any series) do you think would get along best with your main characters?
  • RA: I think Shazi would get along well with Kestrel from Marie Rutkoski’s The Winner’s Trilogy
  • J: Any favorite recent reads that you would recommend?
  • RA: Marie Lu’s Rose Society, Marie Rutkoski’s The Winner’s Curse, Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes, and Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen.
  • J: Who’s your current book boyfriend?
  • RA: Elias from Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes or Rhys from Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses.
  • J: What’s your go to writing snack?
  • RA: French fries
  • J: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
  • RA: The power of influence or flying.
  • J: What was the last tv show you binge watched?
  • RA: Sense8

Thanks for answering my questions during the twitter chat last night, Renee! Be sure to check out The Wrath and the Dawn in stores now!

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  • Ooh, The Wrath and the Dawn sounds good! I’ll definitely pick that one up soon. Nice Q&A!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog for the Kelly Oram takeover. 🙂


  • I haven’t picked this title up yet but the cover is beautiful! I love getting to chat with authors. Great Q&A Jordan!

    -Jordan (the one who hasn’t bought The Wrath and the Dawn yet…)

    • Thank you! I just finished it last night, and it was AMAZING! I’m in a total book hangover right now!

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