We Hunt the Flame
People lived because she killed. People died because he lived.
Zafira is the Hunter, disguising herself as a man when she braves the cursed forest of the Arz to feed her people. Nasir is the Prince of Death, assassinating those foolish enough to defy his autocratic father, the sultan. If Zafira was exposed as a girl, all of her achievements would be rejected; if...more
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1) I didn't feel comfortable mixing Islam with fantasy/something so unreal.
2) I didn't want my identity to be paired with my debut.
3) WE HUNT THE FLAME is further proof that Arab =/= Muslim and vice versa.(less)
The spell We Hunt the Flame tries to cast does not land. My memory of the story vanished as quickly as a breath blown over cold glass. My indifference was such a palpable thing that my turning the last page was accom ...more
The first ever "review" for my book. The story of my heart. The characters who tormented me for four years until their plight reached the written page. I can't wait to share this story of a girl, a prince, a general, elves, and a world worth fighting for.
Thank you to every soul who adds this, reads this, and cherishes this. ♥ ...more
i cant even begin to explain how much this book means to me (but im going to try
but we aint here to cry (yet) we’re here to scream until our voice gets hoarse (BC IT WAS SO BLOODY GOOD)
the arabian world that Hafsah built felt so vibrant and concrete to me. the descriptions, the imagery, the eloquence of the language ...more
wow. i am pleasantly surprised by this! i think it helped that i didnt have any expectations going in and that i was totally in the mood for some exotic ancient arabian magic. so this is just what i needed!
the main thing carrying this story is definitely the arabic representation. it just gives the story a lush and cultural feel that is much needed in the book world. had you taken that away, would this still be wort ...more
“ People lived because she killed.
People died because he lived.”
Disclaimer: ARCs provided by the publisher through Edelweiss in exchange of an honest review!
🌟 I have been waiting patiently for this book since it was in the writing stages and was recommended to me! I mean a fantasy with Arabian Settinng written by a Muslim Author? I couldn’t ask for more!
🌟 Now the book had a solid start, the first two chapters have ...more
Hafsah Faizal’s voice is not one that simply speaks, but sings across the page. WE HUNT THE FLAME is a spellbinding tale filled with deception, political intrigue, and atmosphere that lives and breathes—I am obsessed with this story.
Let’s talk about expectations.
As a longtime follower of Hafsah Faizal, I was initially excited for the release of We Hunt the Flame. But by the time it was due to release, my long-standing interest in YA had waned. I was resoundingly tired of it. So I went into this with a sort of resignation, which was the same way I approached most YA reads in 2019. Having said that, I made an effort not to let my personal reader fatigue colour my opinion of this book. After all, it’s not up to Hafsah Faizal t ...more
I dived into this book ecstatically because it sounded so good and intriguing and honestly I thought that I would love this book after reading it. well, the book was indeed good but I have to admit that I didn't love it. I wanted to love the book but I couldn't. I liked this book though and I did not regret spending my free time by reading this book.
The writing style in this book was pretty and I liked it and I also loved that this book made me open dictionary a lot because ...more
Zafira is a huntress who disguises herself as a man, also known as the Hunter of Demenhune to help feed her starving village.
Decades ago when magic disappeared a curse fell on each of the caliphates of Arawiya and a dark and dangerous forest known as the Arz is slowly taking over the land.
When a mysterious Silver Witch appears with the opportunity for Zafira to free magic, she knows that it is her lifes calling to ...more
Another Switzerland book put me in the middle which normally I don’t like grey areas in my life but now I know how Christian Grey feels! (Or not! I’m not sexy sociopath! I’m regular kind of absurd, crazy redhead!) I didn’t love it but I didn’t hate it, too. Singing why don’t you just wait me in the middle, losing my mind just a little (I’m actu ...more
⭐️⭐️ angry stars.
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I know, I read this book a week ago and I'm only writing this review just now. I KNOW I SUCK. And now I don't remember 70% of the book because it's that forgettable and it's been a week.
Anyway, do I even need to present We Hunt The Flame? It's been all over booktwitter (and I'm not even on it) and everyone keeps talking about it. It hit the NYT Bestseller list alrea ...more
Me: Cool, that sounds amazing.
Book: Also, there's going to be an enemies to lovers romance where the prince is probably going to try to kill her at some point.
Me: SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MOTHERFUCKING MONEY
I don’t mind description as a general rule because it helps set the scene and helps us understand why certain characters are behaving in unexpected ways. I d ...more
I first joined the online community as a YA book blogger. I remember absolutely loving the bookish people I met, both via blogs on Twitter, but also feeling isolated. Because there was no one like me in the community.
Until I stumbled onto a little blog called Icey Books, run by Hafsah Faizal.
I watched Hafsah grow her blog into one of the most popular sites, start a kickass design business, and create the most beautiful of author websites. She's always been s ...more
✹ read this review on my blog! ✹
A young woman disguised as a man dips her hands into the icy forest for food and survival, a young man whose loyalties as an assassin lies with the king is on his toe ...more
// buddy read with picasso (tag later)
This is a story that you've read before. You've already met these characters. They are enemies turned lovers who start off on opposite sides and share different ideals that will be discarded/ ignored as they fall in ...more
Or to be straight to the point, it was the stuff of tropes. Not that there's anything wrong in writing tropes. The problem is how they're written.
First off, I should point out the protagonists are literal cutouts of tropes, like, literal flat, paper-thin, person-shaped cut-outs. Put together, the two of them have all the personality of dead tumbleweed. The problem was, there wasn't ...more
Thank you so much to the publisher for sending me a review copy!
Okay, here's the thing.
The first bit and the last bit of the book = LIT
The 300 pages in the middle = LIT...ERALLY NOTHING HAPPENS
Things I loved:
- the writing is GORGEOUS. Faizal has an actual gift, it's so beautiful.
- the feminist undertones. It's clear that the main character lives in a world where women are oppressed and is fighting to change it.
- ENEMIES TO LOVERS!!! (literally enemies - he's a murderer/assassin who ...more
My official blurb:
“Fresh, bold storytelling populated with vibrant characters marks Hafsah Faizal as an explosive new voice in fantasy. Charged with adrenaline and romance, WE HUNT THE FLAME held me enthralled and desperate for more!”
So let me help save you the time and money. If you have read any one of these books, any single one, or anything written by their respective authors:
Candle and the Flame
Girls of Paper and Fire
“A thousand leagues and a thousand sands. For you, a thousand times I would defy the sun.”
OH this book disappointed me so badly, in the end, I barely want to spend any time reviewing it.
The only thing I have to say I enjoyed was the atmosphere, the setting, and the different creatures in the world. The rest was a slog to get through, boring characters, a boring plot in which nothing happens. All they do is talk around the desert, randomly get attacked by things for a chapter, then walk arou ...more
We Hunt the Flame was a book about discovering and owning your own identity against the backdrop of a world inspired by Ancient Arabia. I liked it but I still felt underwhelmed by its.... 'averageness' especially because it was one of my most anticipated releases of the year.
It was set in a fictional country called Arawiya that was divided up into caliphates. It used to have magic but ...more
This book was a mindblowing experience. It was everything I wanted out of a story inspired by Arabian Nights and also the characters are so broody and I wanted more of them?
Some thoughts on the book:
- Altair is my favourite, in all of his flirtatious, confident glory. In fact he was the shining light in this whole book.
- It's so quotable and filled with beautifully written descriptions.
- Loved the magic and the desert setting, with all the ifrits, magi, Tale of the Six Sisters, Sultan ...more
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