Hi everyone!!!!!!!! Happy Sunday!!! April is here and the summer is getting closer by the month!!!! How is the weather where you live???
My review today is about Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton which I just finished…like 10 minutes ago and I couldn’t wait to write about it to you!!!
So the book is about a girl living in a world where girls have two options, get married or die trying to escape…of course out girl, Amani, chooses the second option in hopes of being a little bit smarter than the average girl!!! And she is…kind of…with the help of a foreigner and her amazing shooting skills she manages to leave her end-of-the-desert town…without getting killed!!!
We also have Jin, the handsome and mysterious foreigner who helps Amani walk…or more like ride out of Dustwalk on a magic horse!!! Where this journey is leading them was a crazy adventure with so many twists and turns!!!
Miraji is a country ruled by the Sultan, where magical creatures and Rebel Princes roam the desert and traitors to the throne (see what I did there 😉 ) are hunted both by the Sultan and the Gallans, an ally of the Sultan who hate everything about magic. Jin and Amani are trying to cross the desert without being caught either by the Sultan’s soldiers or by the Nightmares that come out the night…like actual magical creatures that feed of fear!!! This is more than just a simple journey for both of them.
“I may have traitor eyes, but Jin had the sort of smile that would turn over whole empires to the enemy”
Even though Amani wanted to leave her village to go to the capital her whole life she finds herself unsure about her destination. Both Jin and Amani are reluctant to part from each other after spending so much time together and it seems that fate didn’t have such plans either…Amani finds herself in the last place she expected to be…in the middle of a growing rebellion against the Sultan trying to decide if she wants to be a part of it…
I think the whole book was about a girl trying to find where she belong in a world where girls are nothing but property to men…Amani is trying to find a purpose in her life, she is tired of running away and leaving people behind she is looking for a stability in friends and a purpose!!! I liked the author’s writing style and the way she has put quite a few strong female figures in a world where by nature women are invisible!! Also the fact that Amani is an amazing shot alone indicates that she can do things that no one expected from her. Also, Hamilton feeds the reader with amazing detains though out the book and later brings them up in the most unexpected ways!!! I admit I was surprised with how things turned out and even a little disappointed but not in a bad way…if that even make sense!!!!!
“She moved like a storm someone had given steel to.”
So overall it was something different from most of the other YA books I have read and I loved it!!! The world building is amazing and the characters are quite good even if I wanted a little bit more development for Jin. The only thing that I didn’t really liked about this book was its length…I wanted MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also, I thought that this was a duology and when I realized it was actually a trilogy I was ecstatic!!!! I get disappointed with duologies…
Can’t wait to read the next book and the thing is I promised myself that I wouldn’t buy any more books until I read all the books on my TBR list but I NEED Traitor to the Throne like NOW!!!!!!! Anyway, I will see what I can do!!!
“I was a desert girl. I thought I knew heat. I was wrong.”
Thanks for reading and I would love to know what you thought about it if you have read it!!!!
Her Majesty The Queen ❤ ❤