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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 sound

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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 th

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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

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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 re

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    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 enco

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    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 whe

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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 protagoni

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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 c

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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

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CHARACTERS ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Sarah Beth Durst

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. 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 this world s populous is betting on races of people riding those monsters the biggest thrill being the very tenuous control the riders have on the monsters and the constant threat of loss of control leading in the best case to a very bad injury and worst case all contestants and most of the monsters murdered blood and mayhemThe world building is very good and the story is very easy to read The characters are likable the monsters imaginative and you really get behind the main characters rooting for them wholeheartedly However this is very much written for a young adult audience by which I mean the author tends to make sure that we understand absolutely everything she intended us to know By this I mean she shows and tells us what is going on The author still does a great job to get you involved and honestly sometimes it is a pleasure to read a book that doesn t keep you constantly on your toes and uestioning which characters to trust and which not It was a breath of fresh air I enjoyed it much than I expected to that is for sureI will recommend it to all readers and fans of lighter Fantasy young and old alike Now I wish you all happy reading and may you always find what you need in the pages of a good book

SUMMARY Race the Sands

Race the Sands

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

CHARACTERS ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Sarah Beth Durst

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. 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