**Disclaimer, I have not read We Hunt the Flame or any spoilers about it. I should be receiving a copy tomorrow from a preorder. The following post is pure speculation on what I think I will like and dislike about it.**
Title We Hunt the Flame
Author Hafsah Faizal
Description from Amazon
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 sultan. 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 Zafira and Nasir 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 sultan 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.
Gender bending assassins?? Tell me everything! This description sounds amazing and it’s absolutely no wonder that this is one of the most anticipated YA releases of the year. I will do whatever it takes to finish this one tomorrow (as soon as I get my copy).
I should be receiving three different covers for this book (not sure which will come first) but from what I’ve already seen, the covers are so pretty. I love the color schemes and the typography.
Notes on the Dust Jacket
This story reminds me a lot of Aladdin. Mission from the sultan to retrieve a magical artifact — am I right? Also, there are some elements that remind me a little of Mulan. Since Aladdin and Mulan are actually my number 1 and number 2 favorite Disney movies, this combo couldn’t be more perfect for me.
I haven’t even read this one yet and I know that waiting for the second book is going to kill me. But, it will definitely kill me more to keep this beauty on the shelf unread while I wait for book number 2. This is an absolute must read. Must read immediately. I’ll go to work on Wednesday like a total zombie if I must, but I am so pumped for this book.