Waiting On Wednesday


Waiting on Wednesday is a feature hosted by Breaking The Spine where I talk about books that I am eagerly anticipating!

This week, my WoW pick is…..


Waiting On WednesdayRebel Of The Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
Series: Rebel of the Sands #1
Published by Penguin on March 8, 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

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.


My WoW this week is a fantasy that many of my bookish friends have been talking (ok, raving) about on social media.  What do you think?

About Alwyn Hamilton

Alwyn Hamilton was born in Toronto and spent her childhood bouncing between Europe and Canada until her parents settled in France. She grew up in a small town there, which might have compelled her to burst randomly into the opening song from Beauty and the Beast were it not for her total tone-deafness. She instead attempted to read and write her way to new places and developed a weakness for fantasy and cross-dressing heroines. She left France for Cambridge University to study History of Art at King’s College, and then to London where she became indentured to an auction house. She has a bad habit of acquiring more hardcovers than is smart for someone who moves house quite so often.


11 responses to “Waiting On Wednesday

  1. I love this cover! And the synopsis sounds so good. . . until the last line. Is it just the books I’ve read lately or does it seem like tons of books have the whole “finding the truth to who {insert character} really is?” royalty, genies, psychics, vampires, warriors, magicians, THE CHOSEN ONE . . . Maybe this one will be so good I won’t care Amani didn’t know she was a {insert amazing lineage} until a guy waltzes into her life and tells her!

      1. Very true. . . it’s a device that’s been around forever. I think I am tired of the same formula with little variance in how it unfolds and resolves itself. Can’t wait to hear what you think of this one when you get to read it!

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