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

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

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As if this series couldn’t get any more thrilling; somehow Traitor to the Throne manages to do so!

(Not the most detailed synopsis, for fear of book 1 spoilers.)
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In book 2, Amani is kidnapped and brought to the Sultan’s place, where she ends up having to play the part of a regular girl in an effort to survive.
It’s while she’s in the palace that she realizes she has an advantage the others in the rebellion do not-the opportunity to spy on the sultan and relay her findings. But of course, nothing ever is quite that simple, so Amani will have to use her desert-smart instincts in order to keep one step ahead and make sure the rebellion is able to continue their fight.
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Okay, so I’ll admit that my interest did start to lag about a quarter of the way through this book. It was starting to feel a bit Throne of Glass-like, what with Amani being a somewhat privileged captive in the Sultan’s place making me think of Celaena and her time in the King’s castle. In both cases, the girls are given fantastic clothing to wear, and they both pretty much contribute nothing really substantial to their stories…bor-ing.

But the good thing is that this book did pick up, and boy did it!!

Along those lines of the book picking up: I have to add that there tends to be more than a few of those moments where you really do feel frustrated with all the horrible things that seem to be happening to Amani and the rebellion…but then they do make for a much more interesting story, and that definitely helps the book progress.

We also have the introduction of new characters with some being more interesting than others-like Sam and his playboy charm-and leading to some new plot points as well. Of course, once I got over the initial idea that Amani herself was starting to get boring, I fell in love with her all over again!

I will say that the romance aspect in this book is actually pretty minimal, but that’s all I’m going to give you; you’ll just have to read this book to find out why.

So, hopefully my review didn’t end up confusing you in the end, I just really didn’t want to give anything away. I really loved this book and can’t wait for the conclusion to this story in book 3, cause seriously, the cliffhanger on this one??? Ahhhh!!!

Do I recommend this? Can it be any more obvious???

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