In conjunction with Penguin Teen, I’m sharing a fun post today and sharing a little more info about REBEL OF THE SANDS by Alwyn Hamilton! Main character Amani is quickly becoming legendary for her sharp-shooting skills and she sounds exactly like the kind of main character I quickly become best friends with! Penguin invited us to share our own blogger “reputation titles” and what we would be best known for! For me, it was an easy one and I couldn’t NOT use it after Rachel told me that my Gayle Forman collection was part of the reason she included the idea in the email! The Book Addict’s Guide is…
LEGENDARY FOR AMASSING BOOK COLLECTIONS
I have always been a collector, even when I was a kid, and when I started latching onto my favorite series, I ended up wanting to own all of the copies in the series and literally ever possible different versions of the book that I can find! Collecting books/series is a really fun way for me to revel in them after the stories are over. It’s always exciting to add a new book to my collection and I’m sort of addicted to seeing how many I can acquire!! Once I’ve obtained all of the possible US versions, I usually end up moving on to foreign editions and some of my book collections have grown quite a lot over the past few years!
I think my Gayle Forman collecting kind of kicked it off. I can’t remember in what order I started acquiring collections but I specifically remember how this one started! I attended Anderson’s Young Adult Book Conference. I was used to events like BEA where books were provided/given away and I really should have asked about this before attending (obviously Anderson’s is a bookstore so why would they give books away for free…) so when I got to meet Gayle Forman and have her sign books and I didn’t have mine with me, it was seriously a travesty. I had paperbacks of IF I STAY and WHERE SHE WENT at home and had yet to own JUST ONE YEAR had just come out. (I don’t remember what my JUST ONE DAY situation was but I guess I ended up buying it…) So I went to the conference bookstore and bought hardcovers of IF I STAY and WHERE SHE WENT since I already had the paperbacks. I was just going to give the paperbacks away once I got back home but I couldn’t bear to part with them! And so my Gayle Forman collection began. I started adding more, in search of the ARCs (I’m still trying to hunt down and IF I STAY ARC, as impossible as that may seem) and won a German paperback From Gayle herself! My collection keeps growing each time a new book comes out too!
I already had smaller collections of The Lunar Chronicles and The Grisha Trilogy started at this point with both hardcovers and paperbacks since my blog was mentioned in the paperback releases of those series. At that point, I figured I might as well round it out with all of the paperbacks since I loved the series so much and then those collections continued to grow with more and more versions including any foreign versions I could find/afford. My friends have even bought a few foreign versions for me for birthdays/holidays and sometimes just because they found one and know I am a collector! (Seriously, these friends are the BEST.) My collecting has slowed just a bit since I’ve caught up on most of the foreign editions I can find/afford but I just keep on amassing new books and I’m strangely proud of how many I own!! I’ve actually started to become the person that people turn to when they see a new edition or any Lunar Chronicles news because they know how obsessed I am! 🙂
Don’t miss REBEL OF THE SANDS, on sale March 8th, 2016! It sounds absolutely amazing and I think it will be a bit hit this spring! Check out all of the book info below and the links to pre-order!!Title: Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands #1) by Alwyn Hamilton
Publishing Info: March 8, 2016 by Penguin
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Find it on the web: Buy from Amazon // GoodreadsDate Completed: N/A
Related Posts: Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands #1), Traitor to the Throne (Rebel of the Sands #2)
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.
Penguin Teen is also providing a giveaway for a few lucky people to win a hardcover of REBEL OF THE SANDS plus a promo totes bag and hourglass! Enter the giveaway below!!
US entries only, please. The giveaway is open until March 4th, 2016.