Summary from 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.
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Although I am still new to the blogsphere (only two years) in comparison to others, I have often found in the comments of my reviews many of my readers mentioning how I like the way I use gifs. Ture I love having a nice gif either making me laugh, or cry so allow me to stroke my humble ego by self-proclaiming myself as
"The Gif Overlord"
(Yeah even Jackie runs away...)
I know this book gets so far amazing reviews and I can't wait to get my grabby hands on it! Although I wish I could be as awesome as the book's heroine, I might decide to hone my Jedai abilities!
So, what is the reason you're known for? Do you have any reputation to uphold? Let me know and don't forget to enter the giveaway!
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About the author:
Alwyn Hamilton was born in Toronto and spent her childhood bouncing between Europe and Canada until her parents settled in France. She grew up in a small town there, which might have compelled her to burst randomly into the opening song from Beauty and the Beast were it not for her total tone-deafness.
She instead attempted to read and write her way to new places and developed a weakness for fantasy and cross-dressing heroines. She left France for Cambridge University to study History of Art at King’s College, and then to London where she became indentured to an auction house.
She has a bad habit of acquiring more hardcovers than is smart for someone who moves house quite so often.