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Rebel of the Sands
Rebel of the Sands | Alwyn Hamilton
You will cheer for Amani the whole way as she escapes the bonds of oppression and finds her own power, and you will mark your calendar for the sequel.Rae Carson, bestselling author of the Fire & Thorns trilogy 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, its an unforgiving place, especially if youre poor, orphaned, or female. Amani AlHiza is all three. Shes a gifted gunslinger with perfect aim, but she cant shoot her way out of Dustwalk, the back-country town where shes 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 shes spent years dreaming of leaving Dustwalk, she never imagined shed gallop away on mythical horseor 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 explodesin the fires of rebellion, of romantic passion, and the all-consuming inferno of a girl finally, at long last, embracing her power.
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Kenyazero
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Not a bad read! Pretty basic YA fantasy, but that‘s not bad if that genre is your jam. I liked the magic entities and magic users scattered throughout the world, and the flow of action kept things interesting. I‘m also always glad to see BIPOC main characters and strong female characters. Didn‘t like how significant things quickly lost significance for one or another reason. Content warnings for misogyny, abuse, torture, & others. #Fantasy #Magic

Kenyazero This was one of my August #Roll100 picks! 1mo
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JacintaMCarter
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#2022Book50
The best pitch I have for this book is “if Aladdin was set in the Wild West,” or “if a cowboy western was set in the Middle East.” I loved the inclusion of the various legends, and I liked that the romance didn‘t feel forced.

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AnnaSummer7
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I put off writing a review and currently have finish the second book in the series already. The book is very well written and I love the plot twists, women with swords and couples I ship soo hard. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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AnnaSummer7
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Lately I'd been thinking someone just ought to kill this town out of mercy.

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AnnaSummer7
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Things always got bad when food was low. Actually, things were always bad. They just got worse.

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AnnaSummer7
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A new dawn. A new desert.

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AnnaSummer7
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I'd learned to aim before I learned to read.

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AnnaSummer7
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There were only two things we had too much of: sand and guns.

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AnnaSummer7
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If it were possible to die for boredom, everyone in Dustwalk would be corpses in the sand.

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AnnaSummer7
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They said the only folk we belonged in Deadshot after dark were the ones who were up to no good.

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SayersLover
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Decided to try this one after my sister recommended it. So glad I did! A fun trip through a world of fantasy, hot deserts and magical legends. The world building was a little complex, but I enjoyed it and the character development was solid. I‘ll definitely be checking out the next one from my library. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Schnoebs
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Amani has been working towards reaching a life outside of arranged marriages and a lower status as a girl. When she finally thinks she gets the chance to get out by disguising herself as a man in a shooting contest, she finds herself on a journey that‘ll take her all across the desert right outside her door. Filled with ghoul encounters, middle eastern myths, and more, Amani realizes that there‘s truth behind many of the stories.

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Vee_Bookish
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Loved this race across the desert, the romance was so good and there was no cheesy villain reveal. I can't wait to continue the series!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I really enjoyed this series. 2y
Cheshirecat913 I loved this book. ❤ 2y
Redfae Can I brag that I met the author and got a signed copy. She visited my small little town 😍 2y
Vee_Bookish @Redfae that's amazing omg 2y
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Velvetfur I love that mosaic effect on your picture 💜 2y
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Butterfinger
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A unique fantasy built on the folklore of Arabic traditions. Powers of the Djinni descendents were new and fresh. I can't wait for the next one. @Lesanne on to you.

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HeathHof
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@EmilieGR This arrived today! Both the book and card are just gorgeous 🤩
#lmpbc

EmilieGR ❤️❤️😍😍❤️😍❤️ 2y
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EmilieGR
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I just zoomed through this book. The constant action and adventurous heroine really drove this plot. I can‘t say that the story or characters were groundbreaking, but I loved the western feel and desert setting. I will certainly continue reading the series! #lmpbc Coming your way @Lesanne @Mynameisacolour @Butterfinger

Lesanne Yay! Looking forward to it!! 😊 2y
HeathHof Your reading buddy is adorable! 😻 What is their name? 2y
EmilieGR Thank you @Mynameisacolour ! That is Sirius! He has a twin brother, Remus, who is a little camera shy 😻 2y
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teebe
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Went for a walk with Gambit and he didn‘t want to go back inside, so it looks like we‘re reading out here today.

#petsoflitsy #dogsoflitsy #gambit

Gissy 🐶❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Nute Hey Gambit!🐶❤️ 2y
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abookdragonsretreat
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At first it was slow, not a lot of action, and nothing really happening. Then about 1/3 into it, the pace picked up and it got so much better. The story is a bit confusing, and the world building was amazing, just at times there is a lot of info dump. The characters were really cool, and the romance was such a good slow burn swoon worthy one!
Definitely recommend, and I think I'll read the others, but not just yet.

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abookdragonsretreat
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After a sleepless night (Currently 4.30am) I'm happy to say I've almost finished Rebel Of The Sands! I think now its time to go to sleep so I can finish it later 😂🌧🤦‍♀️

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abookdragonsretreat
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Had this one a while, I cannot wait to start reading it! 🤩

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wideeyedreader
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I‘m putting this one aside for now... I just can‘t get into the story. Maybe I should reread book one first.
#bookspinbonanza book 7

TheAromaofBooks Sometimes it's just not the right time for a book! 2y
wideeyedreader @TheAromaofBooks Yep! I‘ll try it again sometime! Also, I just realized I tagged the wrong book lol 2y
TheAromaofBooks haha I didn't even notice! 2y
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MidnightBookGirl
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I listened to this on audio, and the narration is fantastic! I really liked the story, and Amani and Jin were both strong characters. There was lots of adventure and twists, and Hamilton's writing is wonderful. I probably won't continue with the series (at least for now), but only because I'm in the middle of a million others. I've felt that way about a few 1st in series books, so I think it's my anxiety that's stopping me from diving in.

Mommamanzi I enjoyed this one! 3y
PaperbackPrincess19 I‘ve got this trilogy in my tbr pile heard so many good things about it, should get on to it ASAP 3y
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abookdragonsretreat
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Just bought the trilogy to this series, Rebel Of The Sands, so excited to get them, the covers are so pretty and they sound really cool!
#YA #Romance #Dystopian #Desert #Rebel

mollyrotondo I loved this trilogy. I thought all three books were really wonderful 3y
abookdragonsretreat @mollyrotondo that's so good to hear, just wondering if there is a huge amount of romance in these books? 3y
mollyrotondo @AmyTheBookdragon I don‘t recall there being a lot of romance. It definitely wasn‘t bogged down with romance. Definitely more adventure. 3y
abookdragonsretreat Ah that's refreshing to hear! 😊 3y
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MidnightBookGirl
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Listening to tagged book while taking an #audiowalk with Pages. #DogsofLitsy.

ladym30 Adorable!❤️ 3y
mom2bugnbee Pages (great name, btw) is camouflaged! 3y
Cathythoughts Gorgeous! Pages!! ❤️👍🏻 3y
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Cheshirecat913
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I loved this story. I mean it is your basic girl from small town goes on adventure that leads to her helping a rebellion and learning there something special about her.
It was done so well though. I liked the main heroine, she was spunky and fun, and I loved having it set in the desert with middle eastern mythology. Now I have to get my hands on the next books books.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I enjoyed this series. 3y
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SW-T
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Yes, it had its cliches and overused tropes, but it was also imaginative and engaging. A pleasant surprise overall.

#YA #MiddleEasternFantasy

j9brown Pretty covers! 3y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I loved this series! 3y
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behudd
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I had jury duty today, which basically was just me sitting in the basement of our courthouse with so many people & reading this book for 5 hours before being released to go home. And this was the perfect book for a day like today! It was fun & engaging and in a setting I‘m not used to at all, which kept me interested as I learned how this new world works. Definitely looking forward to book 2!

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wideeyedreader
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I‘m so glad I picked this up, despite the cliches present in it! Now I need more middle eastern fantasy, please

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LibrarianRyan
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This is a recent cover change. I remember debating it here on Litsy. Only US readers got the cover change. UK and Aussie readers got to keep the cool middle Easter styled covers.

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#bbrc
#coverchanges

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LeticiaToraci
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A wonderful tale of the desert, with so many important underlying themes and a compeling story. I'll be surely following this series. The "Goodreads Choice Winner of 2016" prize this book has won is completely deserved.

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JourneyAThon
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Day 2: Top 5 Fantasy

Here are my (@duskangelreads) Top 5 fantasy series!

#journeyathon #fantasyjourneyathon

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DuskAngelReads
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Fantasy @JourneyAThon Day 2! Today‘s prompt is Top 5 Fantasy. So here is my Top 5 Fantasy series!

#journeyathon #fantasyjourneyathon #journeythestral

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VioletMoonBooks
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This story felt a little different from other fantasy novels I read. There were times I felt it was skipping parts in the story, but overall I was able to follow along with the story. It definitely got more and more exciting as I got further into the story. I can‘t wait to see what happens in the next book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#RebelOfTheSands #AlwynHamilton #book #books #bookkeeper #bookkeeping #bookkeeperlife #Fantasy #YoungAdult #Romance #Magic 💚💚💚💚💚

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jen_the_scribe
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A fictional world with an orphaned protagonist who takes matters into her own hands. In this world, not unlike our own, she would be married off young and left without a voice because she's a girl. But she finds a way out and finds refuge with other misfits, learning just how much power she actually has. I couldn't put this one down.

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Mommamanzi
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What a beautifully written story. I highly recommend this read. ❤️📚

Aleida Is it YA? 3y
kgriffith I‘m sold 😊 3y
JSW I love this series so hard. ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Love this series! 3y
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Rachel.Rencher
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I bought this book because I liked the cover, and it was a #BlameitonLitsy! I can only read so much about Shakespeare and Kim Jong-Il at a time, so I chose a fun book out of my #TBRJar 🤓

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I liked this one. 3y
melissajayne I love the idea of a #TBRJar 3y
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Mommamanzi
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My March tbr color is GOLD! St. Patrick‘s Day is a special day for me because that‘s the day my husband asked me to marry him (through a fairytale book) so why not celebrate one of my favorite months with a pot of gold at the end of ...my tbr pile? Ok ok that was totally corny haha. #marchtbr #goldbooks

LazyDays What an awesome cover!! 4y
LazyDays Beautiful story💗 4y
Soubhiville I‘ve never done a color themed TBR. I like the way you think, And May have to try it! 4y
janeycanuck Ooh, I love that you pick your books based on colour, that‘s so fun!! 4y
MommyOfTwo The Wonderling is a cute book 4y
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This is the second time that I‘ve read this book, but I know I didn‘t truly appreciate it when I read it years ago. I enjoyed the action, characters, world-building, plot twists, and a hint of romance that wasn‘t overbearing. Amani is a strong heroine and I look forward to reading the sequel “Traitor to the Throne”.

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Gryffleclaw95
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These beauties arrived in the mail today ❤️

I can‘t wait to start them! What are your thoughts on this trilogy?

SquiBella Ooh these covers are so lovely 😍. Please keep us updated on how you like this series. 4y
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RedHeadLibrarian
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I have no idea why it took me so long to pick this book up! Every page was a treat, and it was a great decision to end my year with this book/series.

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 4y
RedHeadLibrarian @CoffeeNBooks thank you! ☺️ 4y
Librarybelle Welcome to Litsy! 4y
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RaimeyGallant Nice review! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I really liked this book too. Just picked up the second one.... welcome to Litsy 📖💙 4y
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TheSpineView Welcome to Litsy! ❤📚 4y
suzisteffen Welcome to Litsy! Haven‘t read this one yet, but I sure want to! 📚👏🏼 4y
JSW Loved this whole series!!! Welcome! 4y
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