The time it was about Hero at the Fall

Posted February 13, 2018 by Stacee in Blog Tours | 2 Comments

I’ve been a fan of Alwyn Hamilton’s from the beginning.  Her words are fun and she’s delightful and if you’re not watching her Instagram stories, you’re seriously missing out.

So, of course when I got the email about a mega blog tour to celebrate the end of her trilogy, I couldn’t wait to be a part of it.  Before I share my top 5 reasons to read the series, let’s check out Traitor to the Throne.

Title: Traitor to the Throne {Rebel of the Sands #2}
Author: Alwyn Hamilton
Pages: 528
Pub Date: March 7, 2017
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Find it: Penguin | Indiebound | B&N | Amazon

Mere months ago, 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 djinni and Jin and the Blue-Eyed Bandit. In Traitor to the Throne, the only certainty is that everything will change.

Sounds good, right?

Top 5 Reasons to read the Rebel of the Sands series

  • the ladies –there are some quite resilient, quite feisty and quite kick ass women in these books and that’s always a favorite of mine.
  • the sand — the desert is so vast and I would have thought it was a boring setting, yet Alwyn makes it exciting.  Oh and Amani can control the sand, so there’s that too.
  • Sam — he’s a new character who shows up in Traitor and I adore him.  He’s so much fun and I can’t wait to see what he does in Hero.
  • the red scarf — okay, so this won’t make sense unless you’ve read the book… however, there was a scene in Traitor that spanned maybe 2 pages and I legit read it at least 15 times before I could continue. I can still remember it perfectly right as I type this.
  • the everything — the first two books have shooting and kissing and rebels and fighting and banter and sassiness and after the ending in Traitor, I don’t even know what to expect. I’ve had Hero in my hands for months and I don’t know why I haven’t gotten to it yet, but I’m going to go find it immediately.


Alwyn Hamilton was born in Toronto and spent her childhood bouncing between Europe and Canada until her parents settled in France. She grew up in a small town there, which might have compelled her to burst randomly into the opening song from Beauty and the Beast were it not for her total tone-deafness. She instead attempted to read and write her way to new places and developed a weakness for fantasy and cross-dressing heroines.

She left France for Cambridge University to study History of Art at King’s College, and then to London where she became indentured to an auction house. She has a bad habit of acquiring more hardcovers than is smart for someone who moves house quite so often.

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Huge thanks to Penguin Teen for the invite! Make sure you’re checking out the rest of the blog tour {listed below} for all sorts of goodies.

And if you want to read my interview with Alwyn where she talks about Traitor to the Throne, click here.



1/30 – Spinatale Reviews – Review
1/31 – Library Ladies – Review
2/1 – I Fangirl about books – Review
2/2 – Aimee, Always – Quote Wallpaper

2/5 – Opalsbookjems – Review
2/6 – Mundie Moms – Review
2/7 – As Told By Michelle – Review


2/12 – YA and Wine – Review
2/13 – Adventures of a Book Junkie – 5 Reasons to Read the Series
2/14 – ReadingAnyone – Review
2/15 – The Clockwork Bibliophile – Booklook + Photo Feature

2/20 – The Lovely Books – Review
2/21 – Never Too Many To Read – Creative
2/22 – Sisters Who Read – Creative Post


2/26 – Writing is Hard – Review + Social Media Promo
2/27 – Mike the Fanboy – Fun Recap of Series
2/28 – My Friends are Fiction – Review
3/1 – The Young Folks – Review
3/2 – Lisa’s Lost in Lit – Creative

3/5 – The Reader Bee – Review + Bookstagram Post
3/6 – Seeing Double in Neverland – Review + Creative Insta Post
3/7 – A  Book and A Cup of Coffee – Playlist
3/8 – Fiction Fare – Moodboard

3/12 – The Eater of Books – Moodboard
3/13 – Love Is Not a Triangle – Review + Bookstagram Picture
3/14 – Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Creative Content
3/15 – Forever Young Adult – Review

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