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Monday, August 10, 2015

Book Boyfriend: Caliph of Khorasan, Khalid Ibn al-Rashid from The Wrath and The Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

So I've seen this meme floating around many book blogs, but initially I got the idea from Reading Lark and they got this meme from The Unread Reader. I've enjoyed the meme so much that I will also be joining in on the fun but now on Mondays. Welcome to Book Boyfriends everyone!

  • Tall
  • Thin/Lean build
  • Built for warfare
  • Soft, Dark hair
  • Brown/Amber Eyes, often compared to the eyes of a tiger
  • Angular face
  • Bronze skin

Why He's My Book Boyfriend:

From the first mention of him in The Wrath and The Dawn there, was just something about Khalid. Despite the fact that the reader is told that he's a murderer and a monster, I knew that there had to be something more to his story--so I ignored his supposed "faults." As I read on, I thought he was so mysterious and entrancing. The way Khalid acted around Shazi and the way that he expressed his feelings for her made me swoon, and the more I learned about him, the more I loved him. 

Actor to be my Khalid:
While I was reading The Wrath and The Dawn, the minute Khalid made a full appearance I automatically pictured him to look like Omar Borkan Al Gala.

Quotes from and about Khalid:

1) His breath fanned on her skin as he bent toward her ear. "This morning, I was not where I should have been. Last night, I was not where I wanted to be."

2) "In her ear, he whispered, 'Do better than this, Shazi. My queen is without limitations. Boundless in all that she does. Show them.'"

3) "My answer is not an answer. It is a willingness to do whatever it takes--even something as distasteful as sending you from my side."

4) "It's a fitting punishment for a monster. To want something so much--to hold it in your arms--and know beyond a doubt that you will never deserve it."

5) "The urge to touch her now was past logic, Khalid's arm moved to encircle her in an embrace. He buried his nose in her hair, in the same scent of lilacs that taunted him from outside his window. The small, graceful hand on his chest drifted higher, beside his heart.

Whatever torment he had to endure. Whatever evil he had to face. 

There was nothing that mattered more."

If you haven't already check out my full review of The Wrath and the Dawn, but beware of spoilers!


  1. I loved THE WRATH & THE DAWN, and Khalid is definitely on my ever growing list of book boyfriends! *swoon*

    1. It really is amazing, isn't it?! I love book boyfriends<3

  2. i probably told you this a hundred times by now but i just love love love the wrath & the dawn so much and khalid i want to cry he's so perfect 😭

    also to add on your khalid quotes:

    + "What are you doing to me, you plague of a girl?", he whispered. "If I'm a plague, then you should keep your distance, unless you plan on being destroyed". The weapons still in her grasp, she shoved against his chest. "No." His hands dropped to her waist. "Destroy me."

    + "Then never speak of sending me away again. I am not yours to do with as you will." Khalid's features smoothed knowingly. "How right you are. You are not mine." He dropped his palm from the door. "I am yours."

    + "My soul sees its equal in you."

    + "So I wrote it to the sky-- I love you, a thousand times over. And I will never apologise for it."

    xx, Isha |

    1. These are all great quotes! I have post-its marking all of the pages where these quotes are<3