Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton review

Disclaimer: I was sent this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, all thoughts, feelings and opinions remain my own


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.

The beginning of this book started like a shot out of a gun. It instantly captured my attention with its strong characters and harsh Western setting. I adored the characters and loved the romance even more! Amani was such a badass strong female character who didn’t let anyone tell her what to do, which I found amazing! The novel was so fast paced it was difficult to put the book down at times! Really enjoyed this book and I can’t wait for Traitor to the Throne.



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