We Free the Stars: Hafsah Faizal (Sands of Arawiya, 2)

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We Free the Stars: Hafsah Faizal (Sands of Arawiya, 2)

We Free the Stars: Hafsah Faizal (Sands of Arawiya, 2)

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Faizal clearly put effort into this book, yet I vehemently disliked many aspects of it. Hereunder is everything wrong with this book: 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 and i can tell it was meant to be meaningful. you can see the heart and soul that hafsah faizal poured into this beauty. you can see her love and her belief and her hope for these characters and their broken world. her belief in what she has written shines through, and it makes the story just all the greater. Zafira, Nasir, and the team are bound for Sultan’s Keep, determined to restore the hearts of the Sisters of Old to the minarets of each caliphate—thus returning magic to all of Arawiya. i love this book. i'm a very old fan of hafsah faizal, and i'm obsessed with what she's brought to the genre since her debut. i've been waiting for this book ever since we first saw the hints of its bare bones - the title, the nods, and my god. the wait seemed never-ending at times. and then all of a sudden, it's 2023 and the book has a cover and then i had the book, and then i had it read.

From Hafsah Faizal, New York Times–bestselling author of We Hunt the Flame, comes the first book in a hotly-anticipated new fantasy duology about an orphan girl and her crew who get tangled in a heist with vampires, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows. PDF / EPUB File Name: We_Free_the_Stars_-_Hafsah_Faizal.pdf, We_Free_the_Stars_-_Hafsah_Faizal.epub Not only was there an unfathomable amount of repetition, but the sense of humor was absolutely painful. It was very immature if you ask me. There were constant sexual jokes and innuendo, and it wasn't funny, whity, or refreshing. It was annoying. This is a YA book, and regardless of that fact, even if it were an adult book, having that much of something becomes tiresome. It's lazy and effortless humor and the constancy made me so disconnected from the book. And besides, the only people who would laugh at those jokes over and over and over and over again, are middle school boys, therefore, it is invalid in my eyes.

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Minaret, (Arabic: “beacon”) in Islamic religious architecture, the tower from which the faithful are called to prayer five times each day by a muezzin, or crier. Such a tower is always connected with a mosque and has one or more balconies or open galleries. All characters grapple with grief and their identity in this book, with little time to think about themselves after this war and the author never forgets to give more dimension to a conflict that would otherwise seem too straightforward. The ending was so perfect and bittersweet, giving us everything we could want but still leaving the lives of these characters a little imperfect. I’ve honestly been blown away by this series and I can’t wait to read more works from this author and discover all the worlds they have to offer. you said you hated my tone, it made you feel so alone, and so you told me I had to be leaving"-Kettering, the antlers. I've been holding in my feelings on this book since May, and now that I'm finally allowed to share, I don't know how to explain how perfect this book is.

The second book in the Sands of Arawiya duology by the masterful Hafsah Faizal—the follow-up to the smash New York Times bestselling novel We Hunt the Flame. my feelings for this concluding installment mirror my feelings for the first book exactly, so this is probably just going to be a copy/paste review. but hey, consistent authors are worth praising.

We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal [Faizal, Hafsah]

The beginning was very sad. I was just waiting for the sun to hide behind clouds and it would have been officially a very sad, grey day. I would have sat by window and looked out, trying to channel inner disney princess but failing (because I have the grace of a frog). But wait. THE BOOK IS WORTH IT. Every ounce of sadness is justified. He knew of a person who would take her to the ends of the world, if only she would ask. He would take the stars from the sky and fashion them into a crown, if only she would have it.” If you had any (valid) complaints or concerns about We Hunt the Flame, know that this book has none of those flaws. WHTF was Hafsah's debut, and the writing reflected room for growth, as all debuts do. But the growth in Hafsah's writing is immediately obvious in We Free the Stars. You can easily tell she's working on her craft and constantly pushing herself to write the best book, instead of settling on 'good enough' to get something written. The writing, pacing, and mechanics are all well developed in this sequel. Not to mention, her use of symbolism is so on point, I want her to win awards for that alone.

If you haven't yet read We Hunt The Flame, what are you doing here??? Go read it before you see spoilers! Zafira averted her gaze from the depictions painted across the golden surfaces: men and women unclothed and deeply entwined in various positions. Two dinars fifty,” the safi said before Zafira could speak, eyeing her like an urchin come for scraps.The term should be - Malik adh-Dhahab. Now, kudos to you if you want to invent a new language, yet this tale is advertised as Arabian yet it totally misses the mark like this in many places. We Hunt the Flame is one of my all-time favorite books. We Free the Stars had a lot to live up to, but I knew I would end up loving it. I did not expect how much. This book somehow managed to surpass all of my exceedingly high expectations and leave me an absolute mess. At some point in the past two months, she had carved out half of her heart and given it to him. That was what she had done. We Free the Stars conveys a complexity of emotions I can scarcely put into words. People live and die, betray and save each other, close themselves off and open themselves up. It's not so much what happens, as it is how does each character react to it, and why.

Where do I possibly begin (you’re going to have to excuse my rambling, i’m sobbing like crazy on my bedroom floor) Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land, but as a girl, the best she can hope for is to marry well. When a royal messenger summons her ailing father, once a tailor of renown, to court, Maia poses as a boy and takes his place. She knows her life is forfeit if her secret is discovered, but she'll take that risk to achieve her dream and save her family from ruin. There's just one catch: Maia is one of twelve tailors vying for the job. Not to be dramatic, but this book series has ruined reading for me. How am I meant to enjoy reading when my expectations have now been set so high? How can I enjoy another set of characters when they aren't the Zumra? How am I meant to enjoy any world that doesn't include Altair?Jinan whistled. “I’m going to need to take a look at those ship plans when we get to the fancy palace, then. What’s the rush?” Hafsah Faizal developed these characters in a beautiful way. We got to see all of their emotions, and how both hope and pain creates us as humans. Faizal has grown as a writer and We Free the Stars is brilliant in more ways than one. We get an expansion of the world with lush descriptions along with more mature characters in this book. Though it took some time to get too, Hafsah doesn’t pull her punches on the action. The story trudges along and then blasts ahead at full speed, taking off with little time to catch your breath. The book is merciless in its plot turns and character reveals, making us sympathetic for someone one moment to vilifying them in the next. It’s as if the author wanted to squeeze two more books into this one. Overall, this is a satisfying conclusion to the Sands of Arawiya duology. Fans of the first book definitely won’t be disappointed. The second audiobook in the Sands of Arawiya duology by the masterful Hafsah Faizal—the follow-up to the smash New York Times bestselling novel We Hunt the Flame.

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