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Traitor to the Throne

Traitor to the Throne
Alwyn Hamilton
Viking, 2017
Source: E-Galley, Library
Audience: Older Teens

From Goodreads:
Rebel by chance. Traitor by choice.

Gunslinger Amani al'Hiza fled her dead-end hometown on the back of a mythical horse with the mysterious foreigner Jin, seeking only her own freedom. Now she’s fighting to liberate the entire desert nation of Miraji from a bloodthirsty sultan who slew his own father to capture the throne. 

When Amani finds herself thrust into the epicenter of the regime—the Sultan’s palace—she’s determined to bring the tyrant down. Desperate to uncover the Sultan’s secrets by spying on his court, she tries to forget that Jin disappeared just as she was getting closest to him, and that she’s a prisoner of the enemy. But the longer she remains, the more she questions whether the Sultan is really the villain she’s been told he is, and who’s the real traitor to her sun-bleached, magic-filled homeland.

Forget everything you thought you knew about Miraji, about the rebellion, about Djinn and Jin and the Blue-Eyed Bandit. In Traitor to the Throne, the only certainty is that everything will change.


WHINE!

This book was SO LONG! It took me forever to get through it. And I HATE the fact that I’m whining about such a good series! But seriously. Too long! I loved the first book and I’m very much looking forward to reading Hero at the Fall. But less words, please!

Also, while I’m whining, let’s talk about covers.

How cool is this one?!

I like it so much better than the cover above. Doesn’t it just look more interesting?

I wonder if a better cover makes a book seem shorter.

Hmm....

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