Addiction Fiction Friday: Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands #1) by Alwyn Hamilton ~ Review

Welcome to Addiction Fiction Friday where we feature a book of fiction that will become your new addiction. Today I am excited to bring you Rebel of the Sands. I read this book almost 2 weeks ago and was so in love I did not have the words. I finished this book in under 12 hours I just could not break away. I am obsessed with this book and now have a huge book hangover!

Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands #1) by 
Hardcover320 pages
Expected publication: March 8th 2016 
by Penguin
Source: ARC provided by Publisher
Rating: 5 Out of 5 Stars

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.


Thank you Penguin Teen for the arc of Rebel of the Sands. This in no way affected my opinion in my review.

I loved every second of Rebel of the Sands. This book had a lot of hype but was one that did not disappoint. I was entranced by the magical Buraqi which are sand horses but if captured and claimed they become solid and can run faster than any other horse. The world building was phenomenal as well as the journey Alwyn takes us on.

Amani is counting away the seconds till she can earn enough money to leave the small town she has been raised in. She has bigger dreams and a fiesty restless spirit that can not be contained. That is the thing I loved most about this character. She was spunky and determined. She meets Jin who has his own hidden agenda. Soon they find themselves both on the run.

Rebel of the Sands was absolutely spellbinding and breathtaking. There is one line that sums up Amani and I just had to share this little teaser with you. "You are this country, Amani." "More alive than anything ought to be in this place. All fire and gunpowder, with one finger always on the trigger." This is a must read for all fantasy fans.


Rebel of the Sands inspired Fashion:

About the Author:

Alwyn Hamilton was born in Toronto and spent her childhood bouncing between Europe and Canada until her parents settled in France. She grew up in a small town there, which might have compelled her to burst randomly into the opening song from Beauty and the Beast were it not for her total tone-deafness. She instead attempted to read and write her way to new places and developed a weakness for fantasy and cross-dressing heroines. She left France for Cambridge University to study History of Art at King’s College, and then to London where she became indentured to an auction house. She has a bad habit of acquiring more hardcovers than is smart for someone who moves house quite so often.


  1. Love those Gifs and great review :) This book is definitely on my must buy list because frankly there are not many books featuring desert countries these days or those that i am aware of anyway.

    Aparajita @Le' Grande Codex

  2. I've loved this book. It grabbed me from the first page. Like it was written just for me and now I cannot wait for the next one in the series. :)


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