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    read & download Race the Sands KINDLE [Race the Sands] summary â eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Sarah Beth Durst Call it what it is monster racingForget that and you die This book was everything I wanted Ever since I read Durst's The ueen of Blood in 2016 I've been saying that she's a seriously underrated author but this bo

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    KINDLE [Race the Sands] Sarah Beth Durst ☆ 3 read An exciting and enjoyable standalone fantasy for both adult and young adult audience The ueens of Renthia trilogy by Sarah Beth Durst is a serie

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    KINDLE [Race the Sands] I loved everything about Race the Sands Hooked from the very first page the interesting character profiles is what struck me first Tamra had a great backstory she’s a highly skilled trainer old injuries keeping her from competing in the kehok races herself and an incredibly badass character with enough flaws to make her

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    KINDLE [Race the Sands] How does one live a moral life and still live in reality? c “Inside I am screaming” “Inside we all are” c“So I’ll be a fish Or a bird Or a cricket Or whatever Does it matter so long as I’ve done the best I can? Death erases all we are and all we were So the past and the future? They don’t matter as much as what you do in the moment In every moment ” c A lovely world Comes complete with social tension

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    read & download Race the Sands Sarah Beth Durst ☆ 3 read summary â eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Sarah Beth Durst This was a very enjoyable and engaging young adult fantasy about a world where reincarnation is very real and depending o

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    Sarah Beth Durst ☆ 3 read summary â eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Sarah Beth Durst read & download Race the Sands Thank you to Harper Collins Publishers Harper Voyager for the eARC of Race the Sands by Sarah Beth Durst The book releases April 21st 2020 so add it to your TBR now if you are interestedDescription omitted for Goodreads reviewDoes it sound a b

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    read & download Race the Sands KINDLE [Race the Sands] summary â eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Sarah Beth Durst 5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum ’d be shocked if Race the Sands doesn’t end up topping my list of favorite reads at the end of the year I mean I’ve been following Sarah Beth Durst for a while and I love her work but wow she’s certainly outdone herself this time There’s literally nothing I disliked about this book a spectacular effusion of excitement adventure and really wild thingsWelcome to Becar

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    KINDLE [Race the Sands] summary â eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Sarah Beth Durst Thank you to NetGalley and HarperCollins Publishers for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest reviewI wasn’t sure what to expect from this book but I took a chance because it had uite a few elements that appealed to me high fantasy deadly races reincarnation a desert empire and two strong female protagonists Race the Sands features two main characters alternating between their perspectives and occasionally

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    read & download Race the Sands summary â eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Sarah Beth Durst Sarah Beth Durst ☆ 3 read Ahoy there me mateys I received a copy of this young adult fantasy eArc from Edelweiss in exchange for me honest musings I absolutely loved this standalone novel This novel has great female protagonists fun evil creatures called ke

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    Sarah Beth Durst ☆ 3 read KINDLE [Race the Sands] 35 starsIt seems that it has taken a global pandemic for me to enjoy YA fantasy again It reminded me a bit of The Scorpio Races but with better characterisation and a stronger storyline This is a world where your soul is guaranteed to be reinca

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read & download Race the Sands Race the Sands review É 103 R domineering family and cruel fiancé As a kehok rider she could earn enough to buy her freedom But she can't become good enough to compete without a first rate trainerImpressed by the inexperienced young woman's determination Tamra hires Raia and pairs her with a strange new kehok with the potential to win if he can be tamedBut in this sport if you forget you're riding on the back of a monster you die Tamra and Raia will work harder than they ever thought possible to win the deadly Becaran Races and in the process discover what makes this particular kehok so special. 5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum d be shocked if Race the Sands doesn t end up topping my list of favorite reads at the end of the year I mean I ve been following Sarah Beth Durst for a while and I love her work but wow she s certainly outdone herself this time There s literally nothing I disliked about this book a spectacular effusion of excitement adventure and really wild thingsWelcome to Becar a world where reincarnation exists While those with good clean souls can be rewarded by being reborn as humans only the purest of the pure can become augurs gifted with the ability to read the auras of others and determine their fate Individuals with flawed auras can expect to reincarnate as animals a jackal a turtle or a bird perhaps and those whose souls are corrupted might even end up a slug All you can do is hope that your next life will give you a better chance at changing your fateThat said for the evildoers whose crimes are so unforgivable that their spirits are forever tainted there is no redemption These wretched men and women are cursed to come back as kehoks chimeric monsters whose forms combine the traits of many different aniemals and forever after they will never be reborn as anything else Their only chance at breaking this cycle is a special charm created by the augurs and gifted to the champion of the kehok races that all of Becar flock to see each year While it is impossible to completely tame a kehok gutsy individuals who are bold and determined enough can impose their wills on these beasts long enough to ride them and compete in th races earning fame and fortune too if they winTamra Verlas used to be one these champion riders her name known to every fan Although she is now retired from the racing scene she still trains riders for the money to put her young daughter through the expensive augur training at the temple However an unfortunate incident with one of her students last season has all but ruined Tamra s reputation forcing her to scout her own rider and kehok to enter in the races She ends up finding both at the market a fearsome lion like kehok freshly captured by a hunter as well as Raia a young runaway who needs a place to lie low from her abusive parents Raia has never ridden a kehok before but she is desperate for a job and Tamra is also desperate for a new studentMeanwhile an undercurrent of anxiety threatens the future of the realm as the royal augurs have thus far been unable to locate the reincarnated soul of their late emperor resulting in the delay of his successor s coronation Without a leader Becar is vulnerable to attack from its enemies who are even now readying their armies to invade But while it may be unthinkable and sacrilegious to even suggest it there could be another explanation why the palace has been having trouble finding the emperor s current incarnation After all while the augurs can be thorough in surveying all creatures they would never look to a kehok for the soul of their illustrious emperor whose aura should not have been so corrupted In the end only one courageous augur named Yorbel is willing to go against the grain and put a theory to the testTruly my absolute love for this book cannot be contained I ll start with the premise and the world building which made this book so delightful and captivating While familiar tropes abound in Race the Sands Durst s talent is to write them in a way that made it all feel new and fresh Racing motifs feature prominently obviously but there is also the theme of the disgraced trainer who needs to make a champion out of an inexperienced rookie as well as a good dash of the sort of creaturerider bonding trope you would find in Temeraire or How to Train your Dragon Set to the backdrop of the desert world of Becar and the spiritual beliefs of its people though these ideas and concepts are given new life The author also adds a few twists of her own so that the direction of this tale as well as its resolution will contain plenty of surprisesSpeaking of which the storytelling was superb I ve always appreciated the crossover appeal of Durst s books and Race the Sands also has that same uality written in an easy flowing style that will make YA fans feel right at home while not turning off readers of adult fantasy Of course the novel s characters also help with this since we have one protagonist in her teens and another in her middle aged years who is a mother to boot Both are well written and impressively developed portrayed with their individual motivations genuine personalities and in depth backstories In particular I want to give a nod to the way the author depicts motherhood and in her books I ve read that feature mom protagonists the ueen of Renthia series for example they are always strong ferociously protective and loving women who would go to the ends of the earth for their children Tamra has a young daughter but she also takes Raia under her wing in this one and this amazing woman is just so solid competent and badass that it is no wonder that she was my favoriteOther noteworthy characters include Lady Evara you will see why once you read this and meet her who surprised me on several occasions and Yorbel with his gentle demeanor and wisdom A few others also added interest and depth to the story with their roles such as Prince Dar and the Ranir ambassador giving insight into Becar s political troubles And of course who can forget Raia s magnificent lion While he may be a monstrous creature with no spoken lines or POV his indomitable presence can still be felt throughout the novel and overall I adored the concept of kehoks and the way they come in so many different shapes and sizesAnd yet I still feel words aren t enough to express just how much I loved this book All I can say is you really must try it to see for yourself My expectations were already sky high considering how much I ve enjoyed Sarah Beth Durst s other novels in the past but she still managed to blow them all away with this one Truly her characterization storytelling skills and world building ideas are unparalleled and with Race the Sands she has pretty much raised the bar for all the books I ll read for the rest of the year

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Race the Sands

read & download Race the Sands Race the Sands review É 103 In this epic standalone fantasy the acclaimed author of the ueens of Renthia series introduces an imaginative new world in which a pair of strong and determined women risk their lives battling injustice corruption and deadly enemies in their uest to become monster racing championsLife death and rebirth in Becar everyone knows that who you are in this life will determine what you are in your next life The augurs can read your fate in your aura hawk heron tortoise jackal human Armed with that knowledge you can change your destiny with the choices you make both in this l. I loved everything about Race the Sands Hooked from the very first page the interesting character profiles is what struck me first Tamra had a great backstory she s a highly skilled trainer old injuries keeping her from competing in the kehok races herself and an incredibly badass character with enough flaws to make her realistic Both she and the other characters had great motive from those backstories compelling enough to sustain the whole plot Very well doneCharacters aside I love books that incorporate training or education in a skill not found in our world In this case it was kehok riding kind of like horse racing but on wicked chimeras The training wasn t the forefront of the story but it was incorporated often enough to satisfy my cravings for it It all took place in a desert world where the people revolve their lives around a reincarnation based religious structure It was a cool concept I ve seen similar frameworks in other stories but often the reincarnation ends up being a false belief In this world those who die really are reborn according to how they lived their lives It added an interesting dynamic to an already cool plot I loved every moment It s not the most sophisticated fantasy I ve ever read but it s definitely one of the most funI like Durst s writing style She s telling stories robust enough for an adult market but her characters and overall presentation are accessible enough to appeal to the YA crowd When I first read ueen of the Blood book 1 in her Renthia series I initially thought it was an elevated YA novel meaning I liked it lol Her main influence is Tamora Pierce and you can definitely see that in this work The writing itself is beautifully done she has an exhibition of page hooks at the end of her chapters that are superb enough to be noticeable they made the book hard to put downDurst s storytelling really sings to my soul In the acknowledgments section of Race the Sands she talked about what sparked her love for fantasy and shaped her journey as a writer both of which I found personally inspiring as I look at my own budding career It motivated me to dust off my manuscripts and continue chasing my goals This section in particular jumped out at meI believe that fantasy is a literature of hope and empowerment It can serve as a light in the darknessas a guide towards strength and as an escape from pain It is my secret hope that someone will read Tamra and Raia s story and realize that they can be who they want to be that the can shape the world that they can race the sands and win I ll never forget the profound impact her words had on me It s awesome when books can influence your life beyond just reading and reviewingRecommendations Race the Sands was an incredibly fun book that will appeal to both adult fantasy fans looking for something lighter and YA fans looking to pick up something robust And to add to its recommendability it s a stand alone novel so you can pick it up without huge commitment It s one of my favorite books I ve read in a while and I can t wait to share it with peeps I know are going to love it tooVia The Obsessive Bookseller at wwwNikiHawkescomOther books you might like

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read & download Race the Sands Race the Sands review É 103 Ife and your next But for the darkest individuals there is no redemption you come back as a kehok a monster and you will always be a kehok for the rest of timeUnless you can win the RacesAs a professional trainer Tamra was an elite kehok rider Then a tragic accident on the track shattered her confidence damaged her career and left her nearly broke Now Tamra needs the prize money to prevent the local temple from taking her daughter away from her and that means she must once again find a winning kehok and a rider willing to trust herRaia is desperate to get away from he. Thank you to Harper Collins Publishers Harper Voyager for the eARC of Race the Sands by Sarah Beth Durst The book releases April 21st 2020 so add it to your TBR now if you are interestedDescription omitted for Goodreads reviewDoes it sound a bit like The Scorpio Races Yes to the point where I almost put it down but I encourage you to keep reading if you feel like DNFing at first The first few chapters as well as the rest of the book read very young to me in the writing style but the political intrigue and maneuvering part of the plot take over after the races start and I really did enjoy the book overallI would have liked to see of Raia training the kehok at first it happened so uickly where she went from a total novice to being ready to race Not that they didn t have enough hurdles to overcome as it was but the racing ended up not being the main storyline of the book at all which is where it differed from TSC and other similar booksI liked the main character cast but they all had very similar voices Raia can sound like a teenager because well she is one and so can Dar the emperor to be but Tamra sounded like a kid and she had to be in her 30s at least Lady Evara and Yorbel sounded a bit alike too and they ended up being amazing ancillary charactersAs far as the world building SBD did an amazing job for a standalone novel It is hard to build a world in one book and she described the architecture art food religion and social structure of Peron and the Heart of Becar in such a way that I felt like I knew not only the setting but the mood of the city I would have liked to know about the strict divisions between rich and poor though it seems like in a reincarnation based society that anyone reborn as a human would be considered honorable So why go as far as to keep the poor out of sightThe religion was one of the most interesting parts of the plot In order to crown a new emperor the soul of the old emperor had to be foundand the augurs couldn t find him I enjoyed the bits about reading souls and auras worrying about what animal they would be reborn as and the mental image of augurs canvassing every single ant hill looking for the emperor s soul The downside of this is I called the major plot twist the second it was mentionedAlso like I said I found the races to be anticlimactic even the championship race This was a huge bummer for me but I understand that the races became a vessel for the rest of the book s plot in the second part of the book It was a uick read and became impossible to put down in the last 150 pages or soI never feel like I do a good job describing books but if you are into strong female characters monsters racing political intrigue and plotting definitely pick up this book I feel like it s marketed for adults as Tamra is older but this is definitely appropriate for young adult readers I went 45 stars just because of the lack of variation in character voices but really the action and intrigue packed into this book is pretty impressive Thank you again for the eARC all opinions are my own

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  • 544
  • Race the Sands
  • Sarah Beth Durst
  • English
  • 02 April 2020
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