Saturday, 6 May 2017

Review - Traitor to the Throne (Rebel of the Sands, #2) by Alwyn Hamilton

Title: Traitor to the Throne (Rebel of the Sands, #2)
Author: Alwyn Hamilton
Pages: 528
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Release date: 31st January 2017

Blurb from Goodreads: 
This is not about blood or love. This is about treason.
Nearly a year has passed since Amani and the rebels won their epic battle at Fahali. Amani has come into both her powers and her reputation as the Blue-Eyed Bandit, and the Rebel Prince's message has spread across the desert - and some might say out of control. But when a surprise encounter turns into a brutal kidnapping, Amani finds herself betrayed in the cruelest manner possible. 

Stripped of her powers and her identity, and torn from the man she loves, Amani must return to her desert-girl's instinct for survival. For the Sultan's palace is a dangerous one, and the harem is a viper's nest of suspicion, fear and intrigue. Just the right place for a spy to thrive... But spying is a dangerous game, and when ghosts from Amani's past emerge to haunt her, she begins to wonder if she can trust her own treacherous heart.


My Review:

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Faber & Faber and NetGalley*

Months after the battle at Fahali, the Rebellion is growing. As is Amani's reputation as the Blue-Eyed Bandit.
Then Amani is kidnapped and finds herself at the palace in the hands of the Sultan and without her powers. The palace is a dangerous place full of power-hungry people, none deadlier than the Sultan who can never find out that Amani is the Blue-Eyed Bandit.
Can Amani spy for the Rebellion without getting caught?
Can she survive at the palace?

Wow! Most sequels fail to live up to the first book, but not Traitor to the Throne!
From the beginning, the book was full of action, betrayal and plot twists.
I enjoyed finding more out about the Djinni and seeing more of Miraji.
I love Amani as a character - she's not perfect and is stubborn.
I adore any scene with Amani and Jin, and like how well they fit together. The romance is sweet and you can feel the connection between them.
I enjoyed the writing style and was gripped from the start.
I found myself thinking about the book when I was at work and couldn't wait to get home to read more - it's not often that a book gets under my skin like that!
I would definitely recommend this series.
I can't wait for the next book!

Overall this was a very enjoyable read and a perfect continuation to the series.