Releases and Recommendations: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

It’s Tuesday! The wonderful day that books are released to the world.

Today, I’m anticipating the release of Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton, which will be released on Tuesday, March 8, 2016.

24934065She’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.

This book had me at “wed or dead” and meeting a “devastatingly handsome foreigner” at a “shooting contest.” I’m a sucker for the girl running from an arranged marriage trope. The danger of the desert, mystical beasts and a “murderous Sultan’s army” is just the cherry on top. Looking forward to this one!

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