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Rebel of the Sands/ Rebel in de Woestijn by Alwyn Hamilton

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Read summer 2016

Rebel in de woestijn- Alwyn Hamilton

Ik heb dit boek afgelopen zomer gelezen onderweg naar onze vakantiebestemming en ik kon het boek gewoon niet wegleggen. Ik vond hem zo goed! Het is niet het vaak voorkomende verhaal; het meisje dat in gevaar is en een jonge knappe held die haar redt. En dat is nou juist één van die dingen dat dit boek zo goed maakt. Rebel in de woestijn is anders, Amani kan  zichzelf redden, en anderen. En zij wil haar dromen waarmaken.

Amani is anders dan de vrouwen in haar dorpje. Zij wil niet eindigen als de vrouw van man die ze niet kent en niet van haar houdt of hangen aan de galg. Ze is een goede scherpschutter en oefent wanneer het maar kan, zolang niemand het maar ziet. Wanneer er een scherpschutterswedstrijd in de buurt is gaat ze daar naartoe, daar ontmoet ze een vreemdeling. Is dit haar uitweg van haar leven in het dorp? En is het leven buiten het dorp wat ze er van verwacht had?

Dit verhaal is erg goed geschreven, dit is Hamiltons eerste boek en ze heeft een uniek verhaal bedacht. Haar wereld is zo anders dan wij gewend zijn, van wat ik gelezen heb. Maar met een paar woorden zie je alles wat er beschreven wordt tot leven komen. De wereld in dit boek is niet alleen anders, het vindt ook op een andere plek plaats. De woestijn. Ik heb nog nooit een boek gelezen wat de hele tijd afspeelde in de woestijn, en ik moest daar wel aanwennen, maar ik vind het best wel stoer. Ook de namen zijn anders, het zijn Arabische namen en dat vond ik erg leuk en mooi!

Ik geef dit boek vier sterren, ik heb dit boek als eerste instantie gekocht als E-book, maar nadat ik het uit had heb ik gelijk de paperback gekocht. Zo goed was het boek én de kaft (die ik heb) is ook erg mooi. Het is simpel maar het gebruik van de kleuren vind ik erg mooi!

Dit boek is het eerste boek uit een serie en het tweede deel “Verrader van de troon” heb ik ook al gelezen en ik vond dat ook zo goed, nog beter zelfs! Dit boek is nog niet beschikbaar in het Nederlands maar verschijnt binnenkort! Het derde boek, met nog geen titel, komt uit in 2018. Dus ik moet nog een jaar wachten totdat het volgende boek uitkomt!

Rebel of the Sands- Alwyn Hamilton

I’ve read this book last summer on my way to our vacation destination. And I just couldn’t stop reading. I really loved it! It’s not the normal story, the story you see often; troubled girl has to be saved by a boy. Rebel of the Sands is different, Amani can save herself, and others. And she has a dream that has so be fulfilled. And that is one of the things that makes it so good. 

Amani is different than other woman in the desert, instead of dark eyes she has fair blue eyes. She wants to escape her little village where woman live to be wed or die. And that is not what Amani wants, she is a great sharpshooter and she practices everytime she has time, in secret. She has a perfect shot and when there is a contest nearby she enters and there she meets a stranger. Is this her way out?

I think that the story is something unique and very well written. The storyline is different and Hamilton has a very interesting take at world building.  It’s a whole new world for us readers and even with a few words she can build up like a reality. Not only it is a different world but the story is set in the desert, and I never had that. Also the names are so different than other books. The names are Arabic, and they have such beautiful names, even when I pronounce it the wrong way.  

I gave this book four stars, and I love this book cover, it’s really pretty, simple but eye catching. And after I bough the E-book I bought the paperback too, because the story is really good!

This is a series, and I’m so glad about that because I wasn’t finished yet with this world, and the second book has just come out in February 2017. Traitor to the Throne, I already read and it was so good! I can’t wait for the last book to come out in 2018! The title of that book is still unknown…


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