Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (175)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that allows bloggers to share which books we are most anticipating.
This week I am waiting on Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton (3/8/16):

Description on Goodreads:
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.
Why I’m Waiting:
Well, this sounds kind of awesome. It has parts in that summary that vaguely remind me of one of my all time favorite YA books: Blood Red Road. But more than that, it just sounds new and different. I also have a couple of friends who were seriously talking it up to me at ALA Midwinter. The cover is pretty. The story sounds awesome. And I’m already hearing good things about it. I can’t wait to read it.
What are you waiting on this week?


  1. I've heard nothing but amazing things about this one!! I think it looks incredible and different, and I hope you end up enjoying it!
    here's my WoW!

  2. I can't believe that I still don't have this book ... *cries* I should've bought the paperback version but then again THE HARDCOVER IS PROBABLY SO GORGEOUS! I cannot wait for this! Great pick! <3

    Here's my WoW! :)
    Yvonne @ A World Between Folded Pages

  3. This was my WOW pick last week. It is one of my most anticipated debuts of 2016. Great pick!

  4. This one is a popular pick this week^^ and with good reason because it sounds PHENOMENAL! I am a HUGE fan of desert settings so naturally I am all over this one too :D And you're right: the initial buzz is very promising!

  5. This book is everywhere lately. I hope it will be good!
    Here is my WoW if you'd like to check it out:

  6. I received my copy yesterday and this book is so gorgeous, I'm in love with it and haven't begin it yet.