I’m so excited to be here with you today to re-visit one of my favorite books of 2016! When I read “Rebel of the Sands” by Alwyn Hamilton, I knew I was reading something special. Want to know how much I loved it? Just click on the mood board I created below and check out my author interview and review that I posted almost one year ago to the day…
Today, I’m teaming up with PenguinTeen and a bunch of amazing bloggers to help celebrate the paperback release of “Rebel of the Sands” as well as the upcoming release of its EPIC sequel, “Traitor to the Throne“. I literally just finished this book and am here to say it’s even better than Rebel….I didn’t think that was possible. I can’t wait to share my review and mood board SOON, but in the meantime just trust me when I say that if you haven’t read Rebel yet, you need to do that NOW so you can be ready for Traitor when it comes out on March 7th. Don’t have a copy of Rebel yet? Just keep scrolling for a giveaway to win one of ten paperback copies from PenguinTeen!
For the past few weeks some amazing bloggers have been celebrating Rebel and have created some posts that show just how fabulous this book is. Today, I’m here to give you my top five reasons to love Amani, the badass main character that totally stole my heart!
Sarah’s Top Five Reasons to Love Amani!
SHE’S GOT A WICKED SENSE OF HUMOR…
Girlfriend is sassy, sarcastic and totally hilarious! There are so many one-liners and comments that Amani makes that had me laughing out loud. Even when she’s trying to be completely serious, she has this edge to her that I adore!
HER BRAVERY KNOWS NO BOUNDS…
From the very first pages of Rebel and all the way to the end of Traitor, Amani is put into some extremely dangerous situations that, more often than not, could lead to some seriously dire consequences. But Amani digs deep, puts her big girls pants on and does the damn thing.
SHE AIN’T AFRAID TO CONFRONT HER DEMONS…
Nobody’s perfect, and that certainly goes for Amani too. She hasn’t always made the right decision and she’s paid greatly for that. What I admire about her though, is that she doesn’t run away from her past and faces the consequences head on.
SHE KNOWS HER WAY AROUND A WEAPON…
I’m always a big fan of a heroine that can hold her own. As I mentioned above, Amani finds herself in some pretty precarious situations but when she gets the chance to fall back on her epic sharpshooting skills, she shows her enemies that she’s not someone to be messed with.
SHE’S dedicated to HER BELIEFS…
When Amani makes up her mind, whether it be about a certain person, the way something should be or how she’s going to handle a situation, she doesn’t quit or waver on those beliefs. Which I suppose could sometimes be interpreted as stubborn! Still, I love her for it.
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Published by Viking Books for Young Readers on March 8, 2016
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.