Book Review: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

I was a desert girl. I thought I knew heat. I was wrong

I have been wanting to read Rebel of the Sands since I heard of last June when I bought it.

Book Review: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton


Title & Author: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Release Date: February 4 2016
Series: Rebel of the Sands
Publisher: Faber Faber


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.

I give Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton four out of five stars. I enjoyed myself a lot with this novel and found the story very funny and interesting. The setting was really interesting and kept me on the edge of my seat.

It has been awhile since I read a book that I had so much trouble putting down. I wanted to finish it and took every opportunity to read. The characters were mysterious at first and as Amani, the main character gets to learn about these people you get surprised by them and by herself for that matter, because together with her you learn things about her even she did not know.

Jin is one of those mysterious characters. He comes into Amani’s life when she tries her luck at the shooting competition. He recognises her when they later meet for who she is even though she does not know it herself. But he has a secret of his own. He is funny and witty. He also knows how to hide his true identity.

Rebel of the Sands is a must read for everyone who wants to be swept up by the desert winds and taken to a far away place.

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