I finally caved and read this amazing book after being constantly told how amazing it is, and all I can ask myself is why I didn’t read it earlier!! This book had everything I love in a fantasy novel and more!
This explores Amani’s journey and her attempt to reach Izman to live with her aunt from Duswalk, a place that has no pleasant memories for her.
I loved Amani for the fact that she was willing to do whatever it took to leave her controlling aunt and leery uncle! The only positive note for her in Dustwalk is her best friend. She is willing to save herself from difficult situations and is an amazing shot!
Amani was amazing throughout the book but what surprised me more than anything else was how she genuinely had a conscious decision to do best by herself! Another aspect of Amani that was brilliant was how she grew as a character. Not only to save herself but to save other around her, including the “Foreigner” who is later introduced as Jin.
The details in this story come together so well that it’s hard to see the twists and plot turns coming at you but they definitely surprised me when they came at last! All the characters had such an amazing role to play that was truly beautiful to see, and the friendship between the characters and how they’re willing to risk all for each other is truly wonderful!
This book gets an amazing 4.5/5 from me!