Book Looks: Rebel of the Sands – Alwyn Hamilton

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Title: Rebel of the Sands (2016)
Author: Alwyn Hamilton
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Description:

She’s more gunpowder than girl—and the fate of the desert lies in her hands.

Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mystical beasts still roam the wild and barren wastes, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinni still practice their magic. But there’s nothing mystical or magical about Dustwalk, the dead-end town that Amani can’t wait to escape from.

Destined to wind up “wed or dead,” Amani’s counting on her sharpshooting skills to get her out of Dustwalk. When she meets Jin, a mysterious and devastatingly handsome foreigner, in a shooting contest, she figures he’s the perfect escape route. But in all her years spent dreaming of leaving home, she never imagined she’d gallop away on a mythical horse, fleeing the murderous Sultan’s army, with a fugitive who’s wanted for treason. And she’d never have predicted she’d fall in love with him…or that he’d help her unlock the powerful truth of who she really is.

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The Pastry Book Tag

Pastry Book Tag

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, FOLKS! ❤ Calliope The Book Goddess tagged me to do this a long time ago — specifically last October, which makes this post, well, about five months late, but honestly probably quite perfect for this day of love. A word of caution: This tag made me hungry, and I am now going to go and get myself some ham and cheese croissants. 🙂

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ARC/Book Review: Rebel of the Sands – Alwyn Hamilton

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Title: Rebel of the Sands (2016)
Author: Alwyn Hamilton
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Extent: 320 pages
Release Date: February 4, 2016
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Goodreads Description

She’s more gunpowder than girl—and the fate of the desert lies in her hands.

Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mystical beasts still roam the wild and barren wastes, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinni still practice their magic. But there’s nothing mystical or magical about Dustwalk, the dead-end town that Amani can’t wait to escape from.

Destined to wind up “wed or dead”, Amani’s counting on her sharpshooting skills to get her out of Dustwalk. When she meets Jin, a mysterious and devastatingly handsome foreigner, in a shooting contest, she figures he’s the perfect escape route. But in all her years spent dreaming of leaving home, she never imagined she’d gallop away on a mythical horse, fleeing the murderous Sultan’s army, with a fugitive who’s wanted for treason. And she’d never have predicted she’d fall in love with him…or that he’d help her unlock the powerful truth of who she really is.

Review

It took me the first half of Rebel of the Sands to actually be personally invested in the story–but when it finally delivered, it delivered quite a lot.

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