Monday, 27 March 2017

Book Review: Traitor to the Throne [Rebel of the Sands #2] by Alwyn Hamilton

Title: Traitor to the Throne
Author: Alwyn Hamilton
Author Info: Website|Twitter|Instagram
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Series: Rebel of the Sands #2
Source: Publisher
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication Date: 2nd February 2017
Rating: 5 stars

Tell Me About It
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 cruellest 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 Thoughts
When I'd finished reading Rebel of the Sands I knew I had to read the next book in the series, and after a long wait, and some delay on picking it up, I found the time to sit and read this amazing book.

Traitor to the Throne picks up a year after the events of Rebel of the Sands, where we find Amani captured and taken prisoner, but we soon find out the reasons for her capture, as well as get a first hand look at how her powers have grown. Amani may put herself into some pretty dangerous places, but she can really kick butt when she needs to.

Traitor to the Throne is just as unputdownable as the previous book, with so many twists and turns you never know which was is up or down. We are taken on the run to escape the Sultan, and then follow Amani when she is kidnapped, stripped of all of her powers, and trapped in the Sultans palace, forced to follow his every word, even if that means bringing extra powers for the other side. Amani may be trapped, but she has an old friend who can help her, and uses her own wits to plan an escape, taking all those who she loves with her.

I really don't want to say too much about Traitor to the Throne because I don't want to accidentally reveal something that spoils the book or gives the game away. I want to rave about how much I loved a character for thier change in personality, or how someone is trying to find a way to save her, about all the losses we have to deal with, and a huge sacrifice by a loved character. I love how I never saw things coming, never knowing who was for real and who was a traitor, and this is so important in the book, ensuring you are just as shocked as I am when things are revealed.

Final Verdict
Traitor to the Throne was just as amazing as Rebel of the Sands. I love everything from the cover, to the characters, and the world itself. I love how magical but dangerous it is....can I have the next book now please??

1 comment:

  1. I adored this book too - the next one can't come soon enough! I feel your pain in waiting for it lol


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