A beautiful start to an Arabian-inspired fantasy duology

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- 4.5 Stars -

"We hunt the flame, the light in the darkness, the good this world deserves."

Zafira is the Hunter, a girl who disguises herself as a man. She travels regularly to the mysterious and dangerous forest of Arz in order to hunt for her village. When she gets the chance to get rid of the Arz forever by retrieving a magical artifact, she decides to go to Sharr, a mysterious and deadly island. Meanwhile, Nasir, the prince of Arawiya, is also sent to Sharr, but he is sent by his father with orders to kill the Hunter and steal the artifact.

"A life without purpose may be no life, but a life without love is nothing but an existence."

We Hunt the Flame features a fantastical Arabian inspired world with a veeeeeeeeery slow-burn romance.

Things I loved:
- As others have mentioned, Hafsah Faizal's writing is BEAUTIFUL. It's lyrical and absolutely entrancing.
- I loved all the characters! (even though some of them frustrated me a little bit because of their stubbornness)
- World-building was great in my opinion, though I was a little confused with all the information thrown at me in the first section of the book.

Things I disliked:
- There were some parts of the book that I felt were a little less engaging (though most of the book was pretty fast-paced and interesting).
- As I mentioned before, I felt that the world could have been introduced a little better in the beginning as it was a little difficult to understand at first.

I definitely recommend this book to those who love fantasy and/or books with flowery writing. I really enjoyed this, and am so excited for the release of the sequel!