May 25, 2018

#Hodgepodge: First Chapter Review with @cosplayandbooks for Rebel of the Sands by @AlwynFJH

Welcome to this weeks Hodgepodge post! Each week will be totally different and we hope that you enjoy these! On these days with me (Rachael), you'll be getting a first chapter review. I want to cut down on TBR pile and I thought the best way would be reading the first chapter of the book and deciding from there if I want to keep it or get rid of it.

Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands #1)

About the Book:

Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mythical beasts still roam the wild and remote areas, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinn still perform their magic.  For humans, it’s an unforgiving place, especially if you’re poor, orphaned, or female.

Amani Al’Hiza is all three.  She’s a gifted gunslinger with perfect aim, but she can’t shoot her way out of Dustwalk, the back-country town where she’s destined to wind up wed or dead.

Then she meets Jin, a rakish foreigner, in a shooting contest, and sees him as the perfect escape route. But though she’s spent years dreaming of leaving Dustwalk, she never imagined she’d gallop away on mythical horse—or that it would take a foreign fugitive to show her the heart of the desert she thought she knew.

Rebel of the Sands reveals what happens when a dream deferred explodes—in the fires of rebellion, of romantic passion, and the all-consuming inferno of a girl finally, at long last, embracing her power.

Reviewed By: Rachael
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Recommended Age: Teen
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
How I Acquired this book: Barnes and Noble
Overall rating: ★★★★★
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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 quite so often.

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: I had to force myself to stop reading after the first chapter! Like I seriously wanted to just stop everything and finish the book.

Recommend this book? Oh heck yes!!

Notes and Opinions: Amani tough and feisty chick and I freaking love her! 

Go Into This One Knowing: Be prepared to not want to put it down!

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