We Free the Stars
The epic sequel to the bestselling TikTok sensation We Hunt the Flame!
This is YA fantasy at it’s best. Lush, hopeful and devestating, We Free the Stars is Hafsah Faizal’s spellbinding conclusion to the Sands of Arawiya duology. Perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone series.
Darkness surged in his veins. Power bled from her bones.
The battle is over, but the war is just beginning. Low on resources and allies alike, Zafira and Nasir are determined to finish their mission; to restore magic to their kingdom.
But the land teems with the return of an ancient evil, and as Nasir fights to command the magic in his blood, Zafira battles a very different darkness. And yet, in spite of everything, they find themselves falling into a love they can’t stand to lose.
Time is running out and if order is to be restored, sacrifices will have to be made . . .
Zafir and Nasir are supposed to be enemies, but when they were brought together in We Hunt the Flame, they found that nothing is as simple as they thought. Now, both on a hunt for the same lost artifact, they find a far deeper evil than either has before experienced, and realize that their prize may be more dangerous than they can imagine. This is the second in Faizal's #OwnVoices "Sands of Arawiya" series, and should relieve readers who have been waiting since the first novel's cliffhanger ending -- Den of Geek Enter the cursed world of Arawiya, and meet the girl who defies that curse -- Hypable on We Hunt the Flame This Sands of Arawiya duology closer will not disappoint readers with its plot twists, banter, tormented romance, and multiple betrayals and reveals. . .Faizal's prose truly shines in creating effective action scenes and dialogue. . .A satisfying conclusion. * Kirkus * Beautiful storytelling, mesmerizing settings, and fiery characters-We Hunt the Flame is danger, magic, and hope all wrapped into one, and it is intoxicating -- Evelyn Skye, New York Times-bestselling author of the Crown's Game series on We Hunt the Flame A sparkling debut, full of mystery and magic, vivid characters, and rich language -- Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author on We Hunt the Flame Hafsah Faizal's writing is so lush and evocative . . . gripping right from the first page -- Popsugar, on We Hunt the Flame Hafsah Faizal creates a dazzling and beautiful world that will make you not want to put this book down -- Seventeen Magazine, on We Hunt the Flame Lyrical and filled with adventure, a slow-burn romance, and an unforgettable cast of characters in a world based on ancient Arabia, this is a debut series not to be missed -- School Library Journal, starred review, on We Hunt the Flame Filled with rich worldbuilding with stakes that will keep you at the edge of your seat -- Buzzfeed, on We Hunt the Flame With fierce characters, deathly challenges, and world-building both lyrical and spellbinding, We Hunt the Flame is unputdownable -- Marieke Nijkamp, #1 New York Times-bestselling author on We Hunt the Flame Faizal bends fantasy tropes to her will to tell a fresh and gripping story about love, honor, and self-discovery that will leave readers scrambling for more. -- Booklist, starred review, on We Hunt the Flame Delivers on all fronts. This book carries social importance-bringing magic and curiosity and complexity to the Arab world is still hardly done in Western pop culture-but beyond that, We Hunt the Flame is just an exciting, surprising read -- Entertainment Weekly on We Hunt the Flame Could be the next Game of Thrones -- Bustle on We Hunt the Flame Faizal continues the lush world building that marked the first of this duology, expanding upon the Persian-inspired setting and guiding readers through all of Arawiya, introducing new cultural aspects and making the stakes clear; especially deft here is the portrayal of trauma on a mass scale. . .Those who were left breathless by the previous installment will heave a sigh of relief. * Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books * Each achingly raw character arc is fully realized, delivering a satisfying close to the zumra's story. Faizal's craft continues to evolve as she demonstrates a facility with language and literary technique, drawing readers into a fantasy world and into the lives of characters that feel impressively real. Moments of humor and edge-of-your-seat action easily balance the book's dark, tragic depths, creating a memorable story at the height of the fantasy genre. * Booklist, starred review * This Sands of Arawiya duology closer will not disappoint readers with its plot twists, banter, tormented romance, and multiple betrayals and reveals . . . Faizal's prose truly shines in creating effective action scenes and dialogue. . . A satisfying conclusion. * Kirkus *
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