We Hunt the Flame – Review

Pure of heart. Dark of intent.

There are not enough words in the English language – screw it, any language for the matter – that can describe how much joy reading this book has brought me. Albeit I have taken my time with reading it, my copy sitting on my desk for a couple of months; just watching me, waiting for me to pick it up and just devour it. I am glad I waited after my exams have finished to start this book, to dedicate all of my focus to it. I thought I knew what I was getting myself into, with so many of my mutuals on both instagram and twitter waxing poetics about WHTF.. boy was I wrong. Arabic names, places, food and general words are sprinkled so delicately into this wonder of a book, making the story even more dear to my heart. There is a glossary and pronunciation guide to accompany the book that can be found here!


WRITING: ☆☆☆☆☆
OVERALL : ☆☆☆☆☆

Be as victorious as the name I have given you, and bring the desert to its knees.

The world that Faizal so gloriously paints is so dear to my heart and I honestly loved every moment of reading. I loved that I related to so many words and food ; I grew up with my culture not very represented in western media and finding this gem of a book proudly displaying all of its aspects in a tale makes my heart want to burst. Heres to more books so unapologetically Arab!

This is a Pinterest board I made for We Hunt The Flame.

this is a very short review because I adore this book very much and do not want to overthink it / enjoy it less by breaking it down.. maybe some time in the future (AKA before We Free The Stars (THE SEQUEL TO THIS GLORIOUS BOOK!) comes out) I will do a reread and write more about each character. Just know I love the Zumra with my whole heart.

2 thoughts on “We Hunt the Flame – Review

  1. Hello Sara! First of all, let me tell you that you have one of the prettiest and most aesthetically pleasing blogs i’ve seen. I’m in love, so consider me a new regular reader over here.
    I want to read this book so bad, i’ve only heard good things about it, specially about its writing style! Hopefully I can read it before We Free The Stars comes out✨


    1. Cielo, you are very sweet! Thank you for your kind words! I hope you enjoy We Hunt The Flame as much as I did! I really think this book is one of my favourites ever!


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