četvrtak, 26. siječnja 2017.

Rebel of the sands (Rebel of the Sands #1) – Alwyn Hamilton

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.
 Rating: ★,5

"I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review"

After constantly hearing and reading about this book last year everywhere finally I had a chance to read it by myself.  I read a lot of spoiler-free reviews and pretty much knew what I can expect. To be honest till the other day I didn’t even know that it will have sequels and now I’m happy about that. Although this can function as a standalone novel I’m so happy that there is a sequel. Somewhere around chapter 3 I fell in love with our main character Amani and Jin and I knew that this will be one of my favourite books of 2017.
Amani is a badass, orphan girl living with her aunt and uncle after her mother was killed for murder. Her family wants to get rid of her and don’t love her. What I like about Amani is that in this loveless environment she hasn’t become self destructive and she is not waiting for a prince to save her. She is going to save herself. Amani learned how to wield a gun and become one of the best shooters and later known as Blue-Eyed Bandit. Also there is no typical love story between Amani and Jin but there is a lot of chemistry and when I say a lot I really mean that. I mean sometimes I thought that my tablet will go on fire just from them looking at each other.   
Hamilton writes so perfectly. Story is just flowing like a river and sometimes I couldn’t believe it’s her debut novel. She writes characters so perfectly and ends every chapter wanting you for more. She just forces you to keep reading and reading. I love the Arabic theme and desert and mysterys and folk tales combined with powers. This is just a perfect YA fantasy for me.
One thing I didn’t like is a lot of character. We have Amani and Jin as main ones but there are other important ones who are not quite finished and I couldn’t make opinion. Hopefully this will be fixed in Traitor to the throne.
I would recommend all YA fantasy lovers this book especially if you love Arabic mystery, desert and sand with a pinch of Wild West.



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