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!

Review

WRITING: ☆☆☆☆☆
CHARACTERISATION: ☆☆☆☆☆
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 responses to “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✨

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    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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