We Hunt the Flame – Hafsah Faizal

We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya, #1)We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Raincoast Books
Published: May 14th, 2019
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Recommended Age: 12+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Fantasy, Magic, Romance


REVIEW:

After finishing a fast-paced, action-packed YA Fantasy book (Wicked Saints), it was hard getting into a slow-paced, thought-driven story. I was going to say ‘‘character-driven’’ because there’s a lot of saying hello and goodbye to different people, but the protagonists are not particularly three-dimensional and it’s a very descriptive novel. Continue reading

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Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan

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Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Raincoast Books
Published: April 2nd, 2019
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Recommended Age: 12+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Fantasy, Magic, Action, Romance, Friendship


REVIEW:

I have to say, I was ready to hate this book. The cover attracted me, and so did the fact that it’s YA Fantasy, and as much as I love to hate the genre if it becomes too cliché, part of me will always come back for more. I was ready to hate this book because I trust my friends’ opinions and people seem to react very differently to this story. Continue reading