“A sharpshooter. A dreamer. A damn good liar.
Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mythical beasts still roam the wild and remote areas, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinn still perform their magic. For humans, it s an unforgiving place, especially if you re poor, orphaned, or female.
Amani Al Hiza is all three. She s a gifted gunslinger with perfect aim, but she can t shoot her way out of Dustwalk, the back-country town where she s destined to wind up wed or dead.Then she meets Jin, a rakish foreigner, in a shooting contest, and sees him as the perfect escape route. But though she s spent years dreaming of leaving Dustwalk, she never imagined she d gallop away on a mythical horse or that it would take a foreign fugitive to show her the heart of the desert she thought she knew.”
Amani: I enjoyed Amani’s character, she went against everything that her awful family wanted her to do. And she knows how to handle herself when she is on her own. She has a goal in mind and knows, sort of, how to get there. I loved her character development and I am very curious to see how she will develop in the next installment.
Jin: I don’t mind him, but I am not really a fan of him. I am just indifferent about him. If this book series will go like every other YA series, he is the love interest. I wouldn’t mind him to be the future boyfriend of Amani, but then I would like to see more character development from him in the next book, because there was barely any for him in my opinion.
I enjoyed the writing, it kept me reading and interested in what was going to happen. The story is written in first person from Amani’s point of view. There is a lot of action in this book and the fighting scene were fun to read. Other than that, I really enjoyed the world, it is interesting and the basics have been laid down. The ending was fast paced and jam packed with twists and it created a problem for the next installment. I am really excited to get to the sequel.
I enjoyed reading this book. It wasn’t outstanding but it kept me interested enough to want to continue with the next installment. I like the main character Amani, who knows how to take care of herself and can protect herself with a gun and without one. I love the world and I am interested in how the world will be expend in the other two books.