Sunday, April 16, 2017
Review: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
today I finally have a review of Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton for you. If you have been following me for a while you know that this one has been sitting on my shelf for a long time. But it was first at the beginning of last month that I found the time to pick this one up.
Rebel of the sands tells the story of a young girl named Amani who is living in Dustwalk, a desert town that is not the place to be poor or orphaned or female. Amani wants to escape and see the world she's heard about. While she does everything to gather the money for her escape to Izman a young man with no name turns up and with him she has the chance to run.
But the desert is full of dangerous magic. While the sultans army is on the rise Amani finds herself caught in the heart of a fearless rebellion. What will happen in this magical desert?
This book plays in a magical desert with creatures and dangers we have never heared of before.
It is a whole new world you are diving in and it took me a while to get a picture of it which left me with that awkward "I think I somehow like it but I also really do not know what is going on"- feeling. But half way through the book I could picture the world created and the magical creatures a lot better, still not perfectly though.
When it comes to the characters in this book I really loved the friendships and romance aspects and the overall developement.
The last couple of chapters were really the most intense with an amazing "finale" that makes me want to read the second book.
Overall I am giving this book 3.5 out of 5 stars. It really felt like a long introduction to something great, I just wished that the description of the world/desert would have been more detailed so that I could imagine it better and dive into it faster, but as the second half of the book really offered something more intriguing and made me really eager to read the second book I think a 3.5 is a good rating because it was good but didn't really knock me off my feet.
It wasn't as good for me as I expected it to be from what I heared and read from others. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
I hope you enjoyed this review and I hope to see you again next Sunday for another bookish post.