I enjoyed reading this book. It's a lovely, compelling fantasy. Honestly, the only reason I gave it a so-so rating is because I couldn't get into the romance that developes, which pulled me out of the story a little bit. #fantasy #highfantasy #magic
Doing birthday right!!
I haven‘t gotten any of my credits for the past #botm I skipped September and October but I still only have one credit, they haven‘t rolled over.
In a lot of ways, this is a beautiful book. Faizal introduces some wonderful imagery as she keeps things personal for her characters, who move through a non-pseudo-European world coping with the loss of magic.
Unfortunately, the story also runs on fairy tale logic and a strong commitment to Show Don‘t Tell. The latter I can get behind; the former rarely works for me. Here, it kept me distanced from the characters, despite their strong stakes.
I did some #audiobaking this afternoon: strawberry bread for my mum and my first-ever burfi for meeeeee! It‘s tasty, but this coconut-heavy recipe doesn‘t have that fudge crossed with shortbread vibe I so value in my burfi. Poop.
I‘m pleased to report I‘m really enjoying WE HUNT THE FLAME now I‘m able to concentrate on it. (I‘ll put an update on the body they found in the golf course under a spoiler tag, since it‘s a major TW situation).
Once again, we've all read this book before BUT it's got a diverse cast and a setting that isn't a magical carbon copy of England. I can appreciate people of South Asian decent and from a Muslim background wanting to see themselves.
The writing strikes me as being very strong for a debut. It's a longer book but the author didn't cheap out on world building, relationships or character development so big props for that
This was an excellent desert fantasy written in an almost poetic manner. The plot was riveting and devastating and the characters were teasing in their slow reveal. It's a compelling story. I can't recommend it enough if you like YA fantasy.
Favorite quote: "If you want me obedient, Prince, kill me and carry my corpse."
Started re reading this AMAZING book 💗
Holy hell it's been a long week!
The kids are out....somewhere...so I've decided that instead of cooking supper tonight I'm going to be plunked on the couch finishing this book. With snacks. They can all fend for themselves whenever they get back from wherever they are 😂😂
#FridayVibes #BestMomEver #MeTime
I read this for my stores YA Bookclub and it did not disappoint! I read it in 2 days— actually I read it up until book club started 😅 I must say, I loved the banter between Altair and Nasir. I‘ll definitely be recommending this to customers looking for a new fantasy read. Also, this was the authors first book 😲 #wehunttheflame #hafsahfaizal #debutauthor #bnyabookclub #yabookclub #fantasy #magic #summerread
This is the best book I have read this year, hands down. It could not have been better. The first act is a bit slow, while the world is developed and the characters are put in place. But once you know everything you need to know, the plot doesn't stop.The magic system was great, the setting exotic, the enemies to lovers romance the best I have ever read.I loved the comraderie between the whole group going on the adventure.The twists were brilliant
Alright: between the complex fantasy world, exotic setting, interesting magic, epic adventure, close-knit adventuring gang, slow burn enemies to lovers romance, and roughly 17 twists that I have NOT seen coming - EVERYONE NEEDS TO STOP WHAT THEYRE DOING AND READ THIS BOOK.
I am enjoying this book so much now that the adventure part of the plot has started! I will admit, the author took her time setting up the background story and building the intricate world, but with a story like this one, I don't think it could have been done a different way! ⬇️
This book is interesting. Different in my opinion but good.
Also, my oldest dog loves to sleep with one of his paws on my foot. 🐕❤
Fantasy novel set in a world once ruled by six magical Mothers. Following a tragedy and defeat of the Mothers, their kingdom is left broken. It's up to a new generation of heroes centered around the fierce Zafira also known as The Hunter to make things right. Lots of pro-feminism messages woven into Faizal's world.
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#Booked2019 ☆ #MuslimAuthor
I liked this book but did not like it as much as I thought I would. I really love the world that Faizal has built but the characters fell short for me. I did not think that the main character did not have enough traits to make her a believable and she was too one dimensonal. The world and the plot was very Aladdin like which kept me hooked until the end. I only wish I could give this book a higher rating
This book keeps losing my attention and then regaining it, only to lose it again for some reason. It‘s a shame because I was really anticipating his release, especially since it was inspired by Arabic culture and contained an enemies-to-lovers trope.
🌿 I‘m not sure if I just feel this way because I‘ve gone from a really fast paced book to a slow paced one. The beginning with enjoyable but the beginning is just so slooooow.
Silent Book Club time! I wasn‘t going to eat here, but then there was a Filipino food truck. 👀👀👀 In #BFC land, I‘m shifting books in the library, which means walking all over the place and carrying lots of books. I did a bit of yoga at work, but I‘ll do more when I get home, too. #BookFitnessChallenge