We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya, #1) by Hafsah Faizal

We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya, #1)

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 king. 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. B...

Details We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya, #1)

TitleWe Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya, #1)
Release DateMay 14th, 2019
PublisherFarrar, Straus and Giroux
GenreFantasy, Young Adult

Reviews We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya, #1)

  • شيماء ✨
    There are some things you just never really get over. Like your first broken heart. Or when Netflix canceled ODAAT. Or when one of your most anticipated releases of 2019 doesn't live up to your expectations.RTC
  • Kerri
    i had an opportunity to read this early and i'm pretty jealous of myself :) this book is INCREDIBLE and i'm pretty sure i've found my book husband. official blurb: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.
  • Lola
    After finishing a fast-paced, action-packed YA Fantasy book (Wicked Saints), it was hard getting into a slow-paced, thought-driven story. I was going to say ‘‘character-driven’’ because there’s a lot of saying hello and goodbye to different people, but the protagonists are not particularly three-dimensional and it’s a very descriptive novel.I don’t mind description as a general rule because it helps set the scene and helps us unders...
  • Aneeqah
    Buckle up, because it's story time. 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...
  • Jessica Khoury
    I was so fortunate to read this early! Richly imagined, intricately woven, cinematically told. It’s Hunger Games meets An Ember in the Ashes. 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!”
  • Asma
    I LOVE THIS BOOK. ALL THE CHARACTERS ARE PRECIOUS CINNAMON BUNS AND I SHALL WAIT UNTIL AN OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS IS REVEALED BEFORE I SAY MORE. It's basically like Assassin's Creed meets Lord of the Rings meets the Hunger Games in an alt-Arabia.
  • Azraa F
  • mahana ❀
    full review now on my blog!"He paused and met her eyes. If a poet were to describe them, he would say to look into her eyes was to see the sea's first glimpse of the endless ripples. Or something like that. Nasir was no poet." Zafira is the infamous Hunter of Arz, disguising as a man and venturing into the cursed forest to feed her people. Women in her caliphate are not respected and married off to men if they exhibit signs of autonomy. Therefore...
  • Heather
    I got an early peek at WE HUNT THE FLAME and oh what a gift it was! Hafsah Faizal wrote a dark, beautiful story that made me FEEL. The language slipped around me like threads weaving magic, some lines so full of emotion I read them again.And again.Zafira and Nasir were more than characters on a page—they were flesh and blood, full of darkness and hope. Their inner struggles were as much a journey as their trek into a strange, shadowed land. And...
  • Nastassja
    Love is for children, said the girl. Death is for fools, said the shadow. Darkness is my destiny, said the boy. Allegiance is my undoing, said the eagle. Suffering is our fate, said the beauty. And they were all horribly wrong. A story that promises richness of Ancient Arawiya, tortured assassin princes, and brave maidens who will definitely save the day: sign me in! I was so very excited to read We Hunt the Flame, especially because it was writt...
  • Alexa
    I thoroughly enjoyed this debut novel! The details, the zumra, the story — all of it came together in an extremely delightful way, and I definitely need book two.
  • Rachel Strolle
  • Joan He
    Okay so I'm the first to admit that I generally do not read books with quests because I'm simply not the target reader BUT.I am a sucker for PAIN and that's where Hafsah sucked me in. WE HUNT THE FLAME excels at portraying what it means to be unloved, to be forsaken, to have nothing but your own individual grit to rely on. The setting, the emotions, the words simply breathed what it means to have had once and then lost. From there, the book stead...
  • Katie Zhao
    Believe the hype, people. It's been some time since I've picked up a fantasy this immersive and after devouring this book in one day, I'm simply awestruck by the incredible world and characters that Hafsah Faizal has created. Zafira and Nasir are two strong, amazing protagonists who, despite their wishes otherwise, complement each other well as they travel across the land of Sharr. Their dialogue exchanges are so well-written, full of great wit. ...
  • Kori (_livelaughread)
    I really really enjoyed this debut! It’s definitely a little slow at the beginning, but after the first 130 pages it seriously picks up and I read the rest of the book in a day. I lovvved the character arcs and all of the sass and banter we received. I’m usually pretty sold just on those two things! The romance was really well written and I found myself gasping out loud at a few of the plot twists. I’m a little sad I read it so early though...
  • Morgan Al-Moor
    This was a very special read. Few are the books that manage to capture the Arabian setting correctly, and most usually fall into the trap of exoticism, where the focus is pretty shallow and unconvincing.Hafsah Faizal's debut blew me away with its incredible world-building and unbelievable attention to detail. This is a book written by an author who knows what she's doing, using sharp prose to gorgeously portray a lovely Arabian-inspired fantasy w...
  • Lunabookaddict
    I love love love love this books ! Not gonna talk much for now but just for you know : That was so good, the world building is amazing, the characters are too and i just can't wait to re-read the finished copy <3