We Hunt The Flame by Hafsah FaizalWe Hunt The Flame by Hafsah Faizal

We Hunt The Flame

byHafsah Faizal

Hardcover | May 14, 2019

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A Bustle's Most Anticipated 2019 YA Release
A Barnes & Noble Top 2019 YA Fantasy Release
Paste Magazine's Top 10 Most Anticipated YA Novels of 2019
"Lyrical and spellbinding" -Marieke Njikamp, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

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 Nasir displayed his compassion, his father would punish him in the most brutal of ways. Both Zafira and Nasir are legends in the kingdom of Arawiya-but neither wants to be.

War is brewing, and the Arz sweeps closer with each passing day, engulfing the land in shadow. When Zafira embarks on a quest to uncover a lost artifact that can restore magic to her suffering world and stop the Arz, Nasir is sent by the sultan on a similar mission: retrieve the artifact and kill the Hunter. But an ancient evil stirs as their journey unfolds-and the prize they seek may pose a threat greater than either can imagine. Set in a richly detailed world inspired by ancient Arabia, We Hunt the Flame is a gripping debut of discovery, conquering fear, and taking identity into your own hands.

Hafsah Faizal is an American Muslim and brand designer. She's the founder of IceyDesigns, where she creates websites for authors and beauteous goodies for everyone else. When she's not writing, she can be found dreaming up her next design, deciding between Assassin's Creed and Skyrim, or traversing the world. Born in Florida and raised...
Title:We Hunt The FlameFormat:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:May 14, 2019Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0374311544

ISBN - 13:9780374311544



Rated 3 out of 5 by from I liked it! This book has a lot of elements that I enjoy in a book. It has more than one narrator, an expansive fantasy world that is both magical and relateable as well as unlikely allies. It has a lot of interesting settings that I enjoyed and lots of twists that hinges on family secrets and the workings of the characters nature verses nurture. The reasons this book was not a totally home run for me is that I think the pacing did not 100% work for me and I could have used with a bit more character development. The book has short chapters with lots of breaks in the narrative and the book is also broken into three parts that accompany some major setting changes. Normally this is not an issue for me but it did make the flow sort of choppy. As for the characters, there isn’t a overwhelming amount of characters, but there is a lot. And I think because there are so many characters I did not feel like they as developed as they could have been. It stunted the emotional moments for me. When a character has a revelation or a character dies, I want that gut-punch feeling and I just did not fully get there with this book. I would still recommend this book, the flow is much better near the ending and I am interested to see where the author takes the story next because I have a feeling this will be a series that has an even better sequel. #indigoemployee
Date published: 2019-03-21

Editorial Reviews

"Drawing inspiration from ancient Arabia, We Hunt the Flame gives exquisitely detailed insight into a cultural experience; this debut, about identity and unlikely allies, features subtly nuanced and deeply reflective characters. Layering high-stakes action with moods ranging from casual humor to raw anguish, Faizal bends fantasy tropes to her will to tell a fresh and gripping story about love, honor, and self-discovery that will leave readers scrambling for more." -Booklist, starred review"Debut author Faizal paints a vivid world, inspired by ancient Arabia and its mythology, that will appeal to fantasy and romance readers as well as fans of the Assassin's Creed video games. . .An appealing spin on traditional fantasy elements." -Kirkus Reviews