For the Rebel With a Cause, a book review of Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton| Read it on

I was hooked from the very first paragraph,

"They said the only folks who belonged in Deadshot after dark were the ones who were up to no good. I wasn't up to no good. Then again, I wasn't exactly up to no bad neither." 

*Rubs hands together excitedly* 
*Sips tea* 
*Tightens ponytail*

With an intro like that, it has got to be good!

The first line of Rebel of the Sands literally sucks you right into the story. From the get-go, you can tell that the main character is a BOSS (emphasis on the B, O, S, and S). And from that first paragraph onwards, a fantastic rough and tumble, action-packed, magic-filled adventure ensues. This is the tale of the birth of a legend and how an oppressed group of people are slowly regaining their strength. Of how one girl went from focusing on her own survival to being the key to her people's salvation, in a society where speaking up for yourself (especially as a female) can prove fatal.

Amani is a desert girl who has learned how to shoot before she could walk. A useful skill when people around are mean and the landscape is even tougher to navigate, for the desert is home to mystical creatures and beings who are quite deadly. But something is stirring in both Amani and her beloved country and her search for freedom rises just as her people begin to search for their own.
As Amani works her way to freedom, twists and turns along the way reveal the true secret about her past that will help her to unlock her country's future.

Honestly, I am a sucker for a book about anywhere warm, a heroine with spunk and bite, and a good old fashioned revolution, and this one by far takes the cake. In this book, we're taken on a cross-country journey through treacherous territory and amid death-defying feats, all the while untangling a sticky web of secrets and lies that reveal just enough to spark the beginning of the revolution and kickstart the first installment in the series. Amani is quick-witted, severely honest and incredibly brave, and smart. It makes her a heroine worth following anywhere. I can't wait to read the next book.

For the Rebel With a Cause, a book review of Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton| Read it on
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