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FULL REVIEW TO COME 4.5 stars Guys, meet your new favorite historical fantasy series This book has spectacular world building, nimble dialogue, finely drawn characters, and epic battles with magic not to mention so much chemistry between the main characters that the air is practically charged with the irresistible pull between them This is that sweeping story and romance you might ve wanted from THE WRATH AND THE DAWN but didn t quite get I loved the writing, I loved the characters, and I loved that everyone here, good or bad, believed in something bigger than themselves I hope like hell this makes a lot of bestseller lists It deserves it And holy hell, it s a debut So excited for books from this author, and for this story to continue More of a review to come. DOWNLOAD ⚔ Rebel of the Sands ♺ Amani Non Ha Mai Avuto Dubbi Sempre Stata Sicura Che Prima O Poi Avrebbe Trovato Una Via Di Fuga Dal Deserto Spietato E Selvaggio In Cui Nata Andarsene Sempre Stato Nei Suoi Piani Quello Che Invece Non Si Aspettava Era Di Dover Fuggire Per Salvarsi La Vita, In Compagnia Di Un Ricercato Per Alto TradimentoTiratrice Infallibile, Per Guadagnare I Soldi Necessari A Realizzare Il Suo Sogno Amani Partecipa Infatti A Una Gara Di Tiro Travestendosi Da Uomo Tra Gli Avversari, Il Pi Temibile Jin, Uno Straniero Sfrontato, Misterioso E Affascinante Troppo Tardi Amani Scoprir Che Jin Un Personaggio Chiave Nella Lotta Senza Quartiere Tra Il Sultano Di Miraji E Il Figlio In Esilio, Il Principe Ribelle Presto I Due Si Troveranno A Scappare Attraverso Un Deserto Durissimo E Meraviglioso, Popolato Di Personaggi E Creature Stupefacenti Come I Bellissimi E Pericolosi Buraqi, Fatti Di Sabbia E Vento Ma Destinati A Trasformarsi In Magnifici Destrieri Per Chi Abbia L Ardire Di Domarli I Giganteschi Rapaci Roc Indomite Donne Guerriere Dalla Pelle Color Oro E Sacerdoti Capaci Di Leggere I Ricordi Altrui Nell Acqua Quando Amani E Jin Si Troveranno Di Fronte Alle Rovine Di Una Citt Annientata Da Un Fuoco Di Calore Innaturale Capiranno Che La Posta In Gioco Pi Alta Di Quanto Pensassero Amani Dovr Decidere Se Unirsi Alla Rivoluzione E Capire Se Davvero Quello Che Vuole Lasciarsi Alle Spalle Il Suo Deserto Let me start by saying I don t give out 5 stars easily It has to be a book I find nothing wrong with, absolutely love, and plan on reading again and again Rebel of the Sands does all of that About halfway through I was freaking out because I wanted a sequel so badly I knew I would need way of this world and the characters I seriously cannot recommend this book enough.The story starts with a shooting competition Amani is disguised as a boy and needs to win in order to finally have enough money to escape Dustwalk and travel all the way to Izman, the place her mother always told stories about It was said to be a place where a girl could be free and make her own choices Her mother died almost a year ago leaving Amani to live with her aunt and uncle They are awful Her uncle wants to marry her off so he no longer has to take care of her, but is debating marrying her himself Dustwalk is clearly a dead end town for a girl It make sense that she would rather die trying to escape the town Amani meets a mysterious foreigner who appears to bring the perfect opportunity for her to finally leave She has no clue her world is about to be changed forever.Amani is a very tough, feisty badass chick She has attitude and a smart mouth, but is determined, strong, and compassionate She is also incredible with a gun quite the sharp shooter She s actually my favorite heroine in a ya book in quite some time.Every single chapter ended with something that kept me needing to read If I could have, I wouldn t have ever put the book down The writing is completely engaging, while the world building is original and exciting The desert nation of Miraji has stories that read like folktales with all this mythology seeped in This is where the fantasy genre comes into play There is magic and immortal creatures like skinwalkers and nightmares that roam the desert There is also a rebellion with a rebel prince plotting to take back his rightful throne.There is a whole lot going on, but it all flows together nicely I enjoyed meeting all of the characters within the story There aren t too many to remember, but you definitely meet plenty throughout I am excited to see where the story goes in the second book I felt like Rebel of the Sands ended nicely without any crazy cliffhangers, but still left you wanting to read There was a nice slow burning romance that actually felt real the way it developed The chemistry at one point had me swooning That just doesn t happen with me, so consider me hooked I cannot wait to see where it all goes.This western twist on an arabic inspired setting works perfectly. I fell right in love with this freaking book I don t usually like sand books that s what I call them, lol, but I loved this one so much It was such a different take on anything I have read We have Amani who is dead on with a gun and she s wanting to get out of her town and away from her evil uncle and his wives and kids It s not a very good living situation and she wants to get out before she is married off or married to her uncle Hell to the no Amani enters a gun contest one night when she sneaks out She s trying to make money to get the hell out of dodge She ends up meeting a newcomer named, Jin They eventually team up and hit the road Although, it takes a bit for them to trust each other and what not Amani was lucky enough to capture a Buraqi which is a beautiful sand horse and if the person who touches it turns it into a real horse, it is theirs Well of course, since women can t own a damn thing, Amani would have to give it to her sorry uncle Anyhoo, things happen and Amani and Jin head out of town on said, Buraqi I totally loved the world, the characters, the quests, pretty much everything I loved that there were shapeshifters, Djinni, Demdji, Ghouls, and I m sure I left something out but you get the idea It was such a fun ride Oh and it was pretty awesome to find out that Amani wasn t just a normal girl after all MY BLOG Melissa Martin s Reading List Oh, good lord this book was boring This is a spaghetti Western meets Middle Eastern fantasy and it is just as bad as it sounds Ok, I guess it wasn t terrible terrible, but it is so excruciatingly dull Awhile back, Walk On Earth A Stranger came out It was also a Western, and it was also super fucking boring But apparently a lot of people loved it I wasn t one of them.Aside from the Middle Eastern magic thingy, there are a few similarities between this book and Walk On Earth A Stranger.1 Girl with special skills power growing up in a place where she s different and special2 Girl has no parents dead parents3 Girl disguises herself to get the fuck out of Dodge4 Girl falls in with a guy who can t possibly be the romantic interest Not5 Girl goes on a long ass, unending, again, excruciatingly dull road trip to get to wherever the fuck she s supposed to goJudging from the high ratings for this book and Walk On Earth A Stranger, clearly people like this stuff It s just not for me.Read this review and The Book Eaters I really enjoyed this It was a very cool world and culture to be immersed in Now that being said I didn t absolutely love it, but it was entertaining The series covers do not match Why, oh why Tragedy aside, this shiny book took me longer than necessary to read And it wasn t because it wasn t interesting, just very, very pack of turtles running a marathon slow The setting is unusual It s not everyday that I read a book set in the desert That makes for a bleak visual world building, I m not going to lie I wasn t impressed by the description of places, no shock there Fortunately, I loved the mystical creatures presented, if I dare use that word Until we actually meet one of those creatures, they are talked about as if they were fairytale characters, like they may exist somewhere I had no idea this was the magic mentioned in the blurb For a debut, it s pretty well done For a first in a new series, it s not bad at all It starts with action and ends with action In between, however, it s less Formula 1 and Dora the Explorer The danger is not as present and the walking and riding and escaping seem to be eternal So thank goodness for a strong, three dimensional and witty heroine to keep us company during this uncertain period of cat and mouse chase There s talk of a war that s on the brink of combustion somewhere but we have to wait a long time before being privy to any juicy detail concerning it Talk about building suspense When I got to the end I couldn t stop reading The last 1 3 of the book is really something It should have been like that all along in my opinion The camaraderie and danger reminded me of the heist in Fast Five Get the moneeeeeey Get the poweeeeer Do it Do it Dare to make a change Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin Jin had the sort of smile that would turn over whole empires to the enemy that made me feel like suddenly I understood him exactly, even though I knew nothing about him. I was so certain I would love this book A Middle Eastern fantasy with djinn, magic and mythical horses It s like a unique and delicious recipe for exactly the kind of book I would love And yet, for the first two thirds, I was so painfully bored I very nearly DNFed it.Rebel of the Sands does pick up toward the end when the real fantasy and magic elements are finally introduced to the story It takes a very long time to get there, though, and the journey is a slow one.I m willing to admit that part of my problem with this book is a personal one On two levels 1 Firstly, I just did not like the fusion of Arabian mythology with a Western setting By Western , I mean cowboys, shoot outs, saloons, etc I didn t think it worked and, if you ask me, it succeeded in taking an area of the world that is oft unexplored in modern fantasy and westernizing it.2 For the most part, this book mirrors the plot of the stream of other Westerns we ve seen lately Maybe I would have liked it had I not already read the first two thirds in Walk on Earth a Stranger, Vengeance Road and Under a Painted Sky My initial excitement over this return to the Western genre is petering out, because it seems that everyone is telling the same story Badass, gun toting heroine who, though pretty cool, is exactly the same in each book Absent or dead parents forcing heroine to impersonate a cowboy and go on the road Long ass road trips, usually with accompanying hot dude This sums up the plot of each book I mentioned, as well as Rebel of the Sands And yes, I ll admit the other books may just have the advantage of being first but, for whatever reason, they were so much compelling than this one.The beginning is literally all about getting Amani and Jin on the road together Jin is an easy to spot love interest as early as page seven, when he is introduced with a detailed description of his bone structure rolls eyes , but the two have zero chemistry Because Amani has been desperate to leave her town and Jin is a wanted fugitive, the two hit the road in a blaze of drama.I think what this story lacks for a long time is an end goal I m not a big fan of journey books, for a start, but it is even worse when I have no clue what we re moving towards, or what we should be concerned about The bigger story emerges later, but by then I was bored and tired of reading about Amani and Jin riding around together and almost making out.I have no interest in the sequel.Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Store 3.75 Review on my channel to come