Teaser Tuesdays: Rebel of the Sands



Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Today’s Teaser Tuesday: Rebel of the Sands

Rebel of the SandsTitle: Rebel of the Sands
Author: Alwyn Hamilton
Publisher: Viking
Publication Date: March 8, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads):

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.

Amazon “Book Depository


I have been so excited about this book for what seems an eternity! So far, I am finding some similarities between this book and Vengeance Road. I guess that it’s because of the shooting competition, and the “girl disguised as a boy” theme. I am really enjoying this book, and eager to be introduced to the mythical beasts!

Book Quotes: Rebel of the Sands

“And before he could say another word, I bolted.”

If you have done a Teaser Tuesday yourself, leave a comment with your link and I will be sure to check it out. 🙂

About Alwyn Hamilton

Alwyn Hamilton

Alwyn Hamilton was born in Toronto and lived between Canada, France, and Italy until the was three, when her family settled in the small French town of Beaune. She studied History of Art at King’s College, Cambridge, graduated in 2009, and lives in London.

21 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesdays: Rebel of the Sands

  1. alilovesbooks says:

    I’ve been thinking about getting this book as it has such a pretty cover and sounds like my type of story. Waiting to see what the reviews say but glad to hear you’re enjoying it 🙂

  2. mysm2000 says:

    That is a gorgeous cover and I loved your teaser. I’m not usually drawn to YA fantasy but this might just be an exception to the rule for me. Thanks for sharing and for your enthusiasm. Here’s my intro and teaser from a book by Shilpi Somaya Gowda: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1aM

  3. Jaime Lynn says:

    The cover of this book is beautiful. I haven’t read Vengeance Road, but both of these are on my TBR and I look forward to them both. Women with guns is…. awesome!

  4. Amber Ludwig says:

    Teaser Tuesday?!?! How fun!! This book sounds great!! Not my norm but sounds like it will be a great read!! I hope you do a full review when finished!!

  5. Ismahane says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this one… especially because it has diverse ethnic character as a lead and it’s fantasy (my favorite genre). Plus that book cover is GORGEOUS!!!

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