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  1. says:

    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 book? Wow she just took it to a whole new levelAnd the silly thing is I'd been putting it off Monster racing sounds kinda badass but it also doesn't uite grab me in a need to read way I love character drama and emotional investment I

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    An exciting and enjoyable standalone fantasy for both adult and young adult audience The ueens of Renthia trilogy by Sarah Beth Durst is a series that I occasionally saw but as usual I’ve never gotten around to reading it due to out of control TBR pile Race the Sands is a recently published book that suddenly and immediately shot up to the top of my TBR after several trusted friends review; all of them cla

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    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 e

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    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

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    This was a very enjoyable and engaging young adult fantasy about a world where reincarnation is very real and depending on what you do and stand for in life you end up as all types of animals and insects However if you have been really good you get to be reincarnated as a human again while if you weren't you come back as a monster the lowest of the low and usually with no hopes for better faith in your future lives One of the pastimes of t

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    Thank you to Harper Collins Publishers Harper Voyager for the eARC of Race the Sands by Sarah Beth Durst The boo

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    5

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    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 oc

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    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 kehoks and some surprising plot twists It was such a good reading experience that I didn’t even notice many of the writing inconsistencies until after I finished I wanted to stay up all night reading b

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    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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Race the Sands

Oth in this life 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. 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 tensions meddling parents floating gardens weirdish imagery reincarnation kehoks and riding them These people love their morals No they spend a large chunks of their lives trying to better their souls Must be interestingHe felt almost excited At last here was an action he could take that wasn t morally problematic cOther nice stuffShe was speed She was wind She was a sandstorm c Run she shouted at the two riders That s all that matters That s all that exists You are nothing but the sand beneath the hooves the wind in your face the sun on your back You are this moment Feel the moment Feel the race cThe augurs preached that you could improve the uality of your soul by your choices and thus grant meaning to your current life and hope for your next cKehoks liked no one because they loathed themselves c the stubborn you were the better control you would have She wished she could peel away everything else and just focus on this a race Just her and a monster that she understood and could control rather than the monsters who wore human faces and believed they were purer of soul than she cSays something about my life that I m comfortable being with monsters c the familiar constellations the Crocodile the Emperor s Robe and the Lady with the Sword c Some interesting sky they ve got in this worldThe youth can be confident because they don t know how many doors are closing with each passing day The youth had the illusion of limitless possibilities cShe was though excellent at reading monsters cBest part about traveling with a deadly monster Tamra thought is you don t have to chat with idiots You needed a fire inside you the kind that kept you passionately invested in the here and now the kind that made you want to shape what was happening rather than letting it shape you cHe d learned from experience that if you walked with purpose it exponentially increased the odds that you d reach your destination With all due respect my husband claims my singing can curdle milk and cause dogs to drop dead in the street Excellent Then sing very loudly cBetter a tarnished soul than a dead friend cLife isn t just about who you were it s about who you choose to be c I don t know if I m ready Of course you re not But it s okay because there s no such thing as ready There s only the moment and what you do with it cCarefully he began to widen his thoughts It felt a bit like listening to all the musicians and seeing all the brilliantly painted buildings at once except he wasn t listening with his ears and he wasn t looking with his eyes He began to see blurred colors flickering within the people around him cMaybe stability and peace were flimsy things that had to be nurtured and protected c the augur temple of Peron was built to appear impressive and intimidating And it succeeded wildly Built of blue stone and edged in gold it gleamed in the sun Multiple cupolas with golden points looked as if they were about to etch words on the sky Many gleaming white archways echoed the curves of the surrounding hills Through the arches you could see both the hills and the desert beyond stretching into the distance It made it seem as if the temple contained the world c I am uncomfortable with the ethical ramifications of the word bribe You will be consoled with monetary comforts in recompense for your pain and suffering c He might have a new whim every day Raia said warming to the idea Start a zoo Build a university Collect bells Or birds Or musical instruments cPeople should be good because it s right not because an augur tells them it s what they should do cEither this is a sign that I m doing things very right or you re doing things very wrong cAs much as I love surprises perhaps there s something we could do to minimize the effectiveness of our next aspiring assassin cThis isn t a trial This is a riot You don t need proof You only need gossip cI make my own destiny and determine my own worthAnd I am worth uite a lot c

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From her 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 specia. 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 kehoks and some surprising plot twists It was such a good reading experience that I didn t even notice many of the writing inconsistencies until after I finished I wanted to stay up all night reading but made meself go to bed The author dedicated the book to Tamora Pierce She is one of me favorite authors and Durst s book certainly captures the spirit and feel of those beloved booksBasically there are two main characters Tamra and Raia Tamra is a kehok trainer down on her luck Raia is a runaway who decides the kehok races are the only way to earn her freedom What is a kehok Well reincarnation is a reality in this society A kehok is a person who is so irredeemable that are reborn as murderous tortured monsters who cannot rejoin the reincarnation cycle Kehoks are used as racing beasts Okay it doesn t uite make sense but I didn t care Cause monster racing in the desert sounds coolThe highlight for me were the characters I loved Tamra and Raia but I grew to love Shalla Yorbel and Lady Evara I loved that all of them had different reasons for wanting to win the race I certainly was cheering them on I enjoyed that the characters were from various backgrounds and of various ages The races themselves ended up being background for a larger plot about political instability and religion but that ended up being okay because I wanted to see how it all turned outThe world building was the weakest link even if it didn t ruin the book for me The world and politics felt very one dimensional The emperor to be can t be crowned until they find the animal housing his dead brother s soul This aspect of the reincarnation didn t make sense There was never any idea of what the point of the cycle was and how ye got out of it Good people became animals freuently and expected to and so there was some puzzlement once the book was finished Many of the plot points of this aspect of the novel were very easy to predict but not allBut really those things were minor in comparison to how much I enjoyed the reading experience and characters I certainly need to get back to Durst s backlog because I had forgotten how much fun her writing could be Arrrr Wild Gypsy Rose (Royals of Cardenas Book 4) she could earn enough to buy her freedom But Heads of the Colored People 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 The Syrian Rebellion 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 Lovers Destined specia. 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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 book Wow she just took it to a whole new levelAnd the silly thing is I d been putting it off Monster racing sounds kinda badass but it also doesn t uite grab me in a need to read way I love character drama and emotional investment I love relationships and political machinations and backstabbing and betrayals and surprises and I can t play or follow sports to save my life But Race the Sands had all of that Yes there was monster racing but that is only a tiny fraction of what this book is aboutBecar is a richly drawn fantasy world where souls are reborn again and again and how well you nurtured your soul in your previous life dictates what form it will be born into in your next If you were good told few lies and generally made the world a better place you could be born as a human or a higher class of animal like a monkey or a tiger If you didn t you may be born as a cockroach But the worst fate of all reserved for the most irredeemably bad souls is to be reborn as a kehokKehoks are vicious monsters incapable of reason or empathy Their main use in this world is as racers trained and controlled by riders brave enough to compete Tamra was one such rider until an accident left her with a physical disability Now she trains others to ride the kehoks When her financial situation gets so bad her daughter may be taken away from her she knows the only solution is to win the championship and the monetary prize But first she has to find a kehok and a rider who can do it and time is definitely not on her sideWhile this is happening and Tamra is finding Raia and the mysterious metallic lion who will race with her trouble is brewing in the Heart of Becar I don t want to give too much away but protests have broken out and it seems that many people may be lying and scheming The new emperor to be Prince Dar is unintentionally sowing doubt in Becar s citizensI loved the politics of it all The underhanded goings on and the moral uestions being raised In this society augurs are religious figures the only ones who can see your soul and the path you are on and so everyone reveres and fears them Good intentions are held up as the ideal the purest way to live but as the book shows a lot of terrible things can be done under the banner of good intentions Fascinating Do you understand my star I would destroy the world for you The characters were fantastic especially all the amazing women which seems to be what Durst does best Tamra is the best mum EVER except my own of course and I felt that Raia was a deeply sympathetic and tough character I was also very pleasantly surprised by Lady Evara She seems like a standard bitchy rich lady character in the beginning but she becomes a much needed source of comic relief I love it when characters are than I first expectedAnd that climax was so SO satisfying I think I may have said OH HELL YES out loud What a fun fast paced hard to put down book with MCs who all have slightly damaged souls which is how I like em It s adult fantasy but totally suitable for YA readers too Slight warning for some animal cruelty ie beating racers to make them faster it is NOT viewed as a good thingFacebook Instagram Darkest Mercy standalone fantasy the acclaimed author of the ueens of Renthia Cold Hearted Rake series introduces an imaginative new world in Race the Kindle which a pair of Alban Berg A Guide to Research Composer Resource Manuals 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 b. 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  • Kindle Edition
  • 544
  • Race the Sands
  • Sarah Beth Durst
  • English
  • 14 July 2019
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