rebel of the sands

She’s more gunpowder than girl—and the fate of the desert lies in her hands.

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.

I received a free copy of this book via netgalley in exchange  for an honest review.

This book was not great, I hate giving bad reviews but this was boring to put it lightly. The first half wasn’t too bad, it had some interesting plot points and I only finished the book because I wanted to see what happened. The second half just slogged along and it kinda felt like I was reading a text book on legends.

There was some interesting plots like the djinni and the armies, that’s why I gave this more than 2 stars which I was tempted to give it.

Some of the relationships felt a little strained and some of characters were undefined and wooden.

It took me a while after reading to review, so I cannot form my views any better unfortunately.

3 out of 5 stars