Wednesday, August 26, 2015

WoW: Rebel of the Sands (Alwyn Hamilton)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blogging event hosted by Breaking the Spine, in which one spotlights an upcoming release they are eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Rebel of the Sands
Title: Rebel of the Sands
Author: Alwyn Hamilton
Release Date: March 8, 2016
Publisher: Penguin
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 Looking Forward To It: Setting-wise this sounds like a western Aladdin, which is a mashup I'd definitely be interested in, and how could I not be game for a sharpshooting girl? Also: mythical horse. Is it March yet?

So what book are you waiting on?

1 comment:

  1. Oooh, hadn't heard of this one, but it sounds good! Thanks for the link to add it to Goodreads, because I need to do that!
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