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We Hunt The Flame | Hafsah Faizal – a book review

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Goodreads synopsis:

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.

Both are legends in the kingdom of Arawiya—but neither wants to be.

War is brewing, and the Arz sweeps closer with each passing day, engulfing the land in shadow. When Zafira embarks on a quest to uncover a lost artifact that can restore magic to her suffering world and stop the Arz, Nasir is sent by the king on a similar mission: retrieve the artifact and kill the Hunter. But an ancient evil stirs as their journey unfolds—and the prize they seek may pose a threat greater than either can imagine.

 

Review:

When I read the blurb for this book I was so excited, and when the ARC showed up on my doorstep I couldn’t wait to get started reading.

I didn’t hate it  but I was a little disappointed. The start was slow, and by slow I mean that I felt like I wasn’t connected to the stories or the characters until around page 170.

Even then, I felt like there was a lot missing from Zafira and Nasir’s back stories, and that we only really had a glimpse into who they really are in snippits through out the story, and I wish there was more.

I felt like I could of skipped over a few chapters and I wouldn’t of missed anything important.

It felt like I was reading a book I’ve read so many times before, and I wanted so bad to love it and rave about it but I need to stay true to my honest blogging and reviewing so I just can’t.

I really enjoyed the banter of the characters together closer to the end of the book and with that being said, the last 150-200 pages had me hooked, and it was probably my favourite part of the book.

And from the ending I’m assuming there is going to be a sequel, and I will most likely pick it up and give it if a read if that does happen.

For a debut novel I feel that it was a good start, the writing was descriptive in most parts, which I love in a book and I genuinely do think that a lot of people will love it, especially if they love slow burning stories.

I’ve given We Hunt The Flame 3/5 stars.

Until next time, happy reading!

Lizz xx

A huge thank you to Pan Macmillan Australia for sending me an advanced copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review.

 

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