Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (173)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week, I'm waiting on:

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
Release date: March 8, 2016

Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mythical beasts still roam the wild and remote areas, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinn still perform their magic.  For humans, it’s an unforgiving place, especially if you’re poor, orphaned, or female. 

Amani Al’Hiza is all three.  She’s a gifted gunslinger with perfect aim, but she can’t shoot her way out of Dustwalk, the back-country town where she’s destined to wind up wed or dead.
Then she meets Jin, a rakish foreigner, in a shooting contest, and sees him as the perfect escape route. But though she’s spent years dreaming of leaving Dustwalk, she never imagined she’d gallop away on mythical horse—or that it would take a foreign fugitive to show her the heart of the desert she thought she knew.

Rebel of the Sands reveals what happens when a dream deferred explodes—in the fires of rebellion, of romantic passion, and the all-consuming inferno of a girl finally, at long last, embracing her power.

I started reading an excerpt of this and I really liked it. I think this YA fantasy definitely has potential.


  1. There have been some awesome fantasies coming out this year. I will have to add this one to my TBR list. Great pick, Christina, and I love the cover!

  2. I'm very curious about this one as well! I'm seeing it around a lot lately. :) Excellent pick!!

  3. The buzz around this book is crazy, and I mean good crazy! :)
    I'll have to check this one out too!
    Here is my WoW if you want to check it out:

  4. This one definitely sounds intense, exciting, and a page turner. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  5. I'm really curious about this one. I love the sound of the setting. I can't wait to see what the author does with the djinnis.

  6. Sounds intriguing-- I love fantasies with sweeping world-building. I don't read much YA but I might give this one a spin, thanks!


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