23 December, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Today we are waiting for Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton!

Woohoo! Another middle eastern inspired book! Sultans, armies, magic, romance... what else do we need? Oh yes, a beautiful cover!

Publication date: 8th March, 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.
How does it sound? It reminds me (just a tiny bit) to the tale of Alibaba... just because he was also on the run and all that and there was magic involved as well... omg I have a soft spot for all those fairytales, myths, etc which are not part of my culture. They're always so interesting to read about! I love how we are getting to see more diversity in YA lately :)

Are you excited about Rebel of the Sands?