Hello gentle reader,
today I’m waiting on REBEL OF THE SANDS by debut author Alwyn Hamilton (expected publication: February/March 2016 by Viking/Penguin (US) and Faber & Faber (UK)). It’s a YA Fantasy and the first in a planned series. I met Alwyn at the YALC in London this summer and I was lucky enough to read the first chapters of her book, which are awesome. I can’t wait to read the full story and to see this series become huge! And have you seen these gorgeous covers??
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.
“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted by book blogger Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we’re eagerly anticipating.
Have you heard about this book? Is it on your TBR list? What are you waiting on this week?