Friday, February 26, 2016

Blogger Reputation: Rebel of the Sands + GIVEAWAY

Hey, everyone! I've got an extra special post lined up for you today in celebration of Alwyn Hamilton's debut novel, Rebel of the Sands. Alwyn's novel releases in about two weeks, and I am so so so incredibly excited for this one! In Rebel of the Sands, the main character, Amani, starts to find herself becoming a myth in the making. She's known for her sharpshooting skills, and pretty soon, her reputation is known throughout Maraji.

The folks at Penguin Teen thought it would be cool to think of blogger reputations to celebrate the uniqueness in the community. But before we get to mine, let's get acquainted with Hamilton's book!

Title: Rebel of the Sands
Series: Rebel of the Sands
Author: Alwyn Hamilton
Publisher: Penguin Teen
Publication Date: March 8, 2016
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.

My Blogger Reputation

It's a daunting task to come up with one trait you're known for around the blogosphere. On one hand, you want to make yourself sound like the fun blogger that you think you are. But on the other hand, you don't want to come off to others as conceited. I sat on this one for a long time, and I created a list of things I could use before I decided to ask some friends.


One of my friends, Erica from Novel Ink, said that I was known for honesty, and I have to say that I agree with her. No matter what I write or post, I am 100% honest. I don't want to lie to my blog or Twitter followers because I don't want people to think of me as someone who would say I liked a book or a blog post if I really didn't. In fact, that's one of my pet peeves about the blogging community. I like honest people, and I think it's because I come by it naturally.

So just how am I honest on my blog and other places on the internet? 

I hope you've noticed that I just don't post glowing reviews on this blog. While I'm not one to post a million negative or DNF reviews, I take the time to write up reviews for books I don't like as well as books that I've enjoyed. As a reader and a book buyer, I want to know the honest thoughts and opinions of others. I also want to share my honest opinions with other readers and consumers. I feel like it's up to book bloggers to share their true feelings with one another, even if it's not a popular opinion. We're all different, and sharing those different opinions is wonderful.

I'm also honest on Twitter, and I often look out for others on there. I'd hate to see anyone get taken advantage of, so I will warn people if I notice something fishy. It's the right and decent thing to do. If someone asks me a question on Twitter, I will answer them to the best of my abilities, or I will try to send them to someone else who might be of better help. I'm not afraid of saying things like "I don't know" or "I've never heard of it," but I'm also not afraid of sharing some of my experiences with others, especially if it will help them in the long run.

The Giveaway

Five Winners Will Receive a Hardcover of REBEL OF THE SANDS, a PenguinTeen Tote Bag, and a Shimmering Hourglass

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