Empire of Sand (The Books of Ambha #1) by Tasha Suri [ARC Review]

Empire Of Sand was a wonderful surprise. It reminded me of Renee Ahdieh and Rin Chupeco's writing styles. There is this almost poetic flow to it that I absolutely love. 
Tasha Suri's Empire of Sand managed to be richly descriptive while at the same time a fast paced story.
I cannot recommend this enough to all YA Fantasy lovers out there!

Empire of Sand, Tasha Suri
The Blurb:
The Amrithi are outcasts; nomads descended of desert spirits, they are coveted and persecuted throughout the Empire for the power in their blood. Mehr is the illegitimate daughter of an imperial governor and an exiled Amrithi mother she can barely remember, but whose face and magic she has inherited.

When Mehr’s power comes to the attention of the Emperor’s most feared mystics, she must use every ounce of will, subtlety, and power she possesses to resist their cruel agenda.

Should she fail, the gods themselves may awaken seeking vengeance…

There were many wonderful things about this little book. The writing style, the plot, the romance... all of it worked together towards a flawless story. When the book was done there were so many parts I wanted to immediately reread so I could appreciate its beauty a tad more. It is a habit of mine to read to fast, and Empire of Sand deserved more of my time.

Mehr and Amun were the main characters in this tale, and I loved them both equally. Mehr is the illegitimate daughter of the governor and of a Amrithi woman. The Amrithi people are detested by those of the empire. Her father loves her an her sister and shelters them as much as he can. But you know, things happen... (trying really hard not to give away the story here). When said things happen she ends up somewhere else with someone else - Amun - and needless to say, not necessarily by choice. Not Amun's choice either may I add... As they get to know each other -in not the best of environments- a friendship and eventually more grows between them. I loved their friendship and love story. I loved the background story, the daivas, the magic... all of it!  

I am curious to see what Tasha Suri will do in the second book. Mehr and Amun's story is not over but it does not need a continuation either. I genuinely enjoyed the open ending and don't really need all my questions to be answered. Will she write about Mehr's sister? will it focuses on Mehr's powers and what she is now bound to do? on the Empire? I want to know what is next. But at the same time, I am really happy with what I have!

Go Read!

Release Date: November 13, 2018



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