Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Waiting on Wednesdays: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine!

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

Publish Date: March 8, 2016
Publisher: Penguin

Another middle east / desert influenced fantasy. I think I read two of those this year. New trend? I think it's great. It's an area that hasn't been explored, so there are lots of stories there.

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.


  1. I'm looking forward to this one too! And I love the cover, so so pretty.

  2. I am so excited for Rebel of the Sands! (It's my WoW as well!) It sounds amazing! I read the first 2 chapters and I'm already in love!

  3. Great pick! Love the cover and blurb. So interesting.

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  4. I was intrigued by the synopsis when I first saw this book and then once the gorgeous cover came out I was sold. Great choice!

  5. Great pick, hope that you get a chance to read it soon

  6. This is one I can't wait on either! It looks so good! Great pick!
    Check out my WOW

  7. I love books that take place in the Middle East and/or have Middle Eastern influences. I haven't heard of this book before so thanks for putting it on my radar.

  8. OOh nice! That looks totally epic! Loving the cover!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  9. Huh, it's only having you point it out that makes me realize that there really have been a few middle east inspired fantasies out recently. I approve of the trend if there is one. And I'm totally in love with that cover!!

  10. Interesting! Sound good. You're right about a new trend. I've noticed that too. Happy reading.
    Waiting on Weds @Libby Blog


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