I finally got the chance to read WE HUNT THE FLAME and here’s my review on it!
I’m new to this whole reviewing thing so bear with me!
The system I’ve decided on for reviewing is as follows:
♥️ Did not enjoy
♥️♥️ Had some winning points, but over all, didn’t like it.
♥️♥️♥️ Someone else would probably enjoy it, but it wasn’t my taste.
♥️♥️♥️♥️ I loved it! But there were a few things that didn’t work for me.
♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ ABSOLUTELY adored it! BRAVO!
So with that out of the way, WE HUNT THE FLAME gets…
A full five hearts!
Zafira, a Huntress with the strange ability to go into a cursed forest and come out unscathed where others have gone mad just from stepping inside it, who uses her skills to provide for her village and has done so for years, none of them ever knowing it was her, or that she was female.
Nasir, an assassin prince that has killed more times than he can count, and has been sent on an errand from his father to embark on a journey with the mysterious Hunter into a place none have returned from to find the magic that has been missing for decades.
The first thing that always grips me with WE HUNT THE FLAME is always the first two lines of the first two chapters.
“People lived because she killed.”
“People died because he lived.”
So swoon worthy. The whole book is just full of swoon-worthy prose. I’m not even Arabic, but even the few phrases I know from friends made me able to appreciate how beautifully woven in the bits of Arabic are. You could just take a few paragraphs and hang them on a wall, but then you’d have the whole book on your wall and you can’t really do that.
No, no, don’t do that.
Then there’s the characters! I have been in love with the WE HUNT THE FLAMES characters for a while just from the incorrect WHTF account. And they definitely lived up to expectations. Characters is one of the most important parts of a story for me, and every one of them have a place in my heart now. Zafira, Nasir, Altair, Benyamin, Kifah, even all the side characters. I just want to clutch them all to myself and make sure nothing happens to them BUT I CAN’T DO THAT.
The world building is just breathtaking. The influences from Arabic countries and other nations is obvious and appreciated. But it also spins off on its own as well, at least from what I can tell, me not understanding Arabian folklore too well, but well enough to keep up.
I won’t put up any spoilers here, but the ending is so epic! So many plot twists, emotions, reveals, so I’m just sitting here waiting for the sequel.
READ THIS BOOK.