Waiting on Wednesday: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton10:00
This week's pick is:
Author: Alwyn Hamilton
Published February 4th 2016 by 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.
Why I'm waiting:
- Have you seen that cover? And read the synopsis? What more of a reason do you need?!
- Seriously though, I've been so intrigued by this book, and it'll soon be here! Hopefully I can wait for my preorder to arrive, because, quite frankly, this is one of my most anticipated 2016 reads, and I may die if I don't read it soon!
- I was approved for this on NetGalley at Christmas, and I am dying to read it. I hate my exams for disrupting my reading :(