Book Reviews

We Free the Stars ~ Book Review

Book Title: We Free the Stars (Sands of Arawiya #2)
Author: Hafsah Faizal
Genre: Fantasy
Target Audience: Young Adult
Publication date: January 19th 2021
Format: Kindle


Why I chose this?

Since I found and reviewed We Hunt The Flame because of NetGalley and this one was an option to read and review too my thought was why not. I enjoyed We Hunt The Flame and I want to hear more of Altair, Zafira and Nasir


What it’s about

We Free the Stars (Sands of Arawiya, #2)

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 . . .

Set in a richly detailed world inspired by ancient Arabia, Hafsah Faizal’s We Free the Stars is the epic conclusion to the Sands of Arawiya duology.


What I Thought

Thank you to Netgalley and Macmillan Children’s Books for providing this eARC in exchange for an honest review.

I am so happy that I didn’t have to wait long between books for the conclusion to the Sands of Arawiya. I love Hafsah Faizal’s writing and the way she describes things makes you feel like you are there with the characters and are a part of the party along for the ride.

In this, we see POV’s from Zafira, Nasir and Altair and I enjoyed that we got to see the conclusion from Altairs POV which we didn’t get in We Hunt the Flame. I think Altair makes for an interesting POV and he’s someone I thoroughly enjoy as a character.

However, my only downside to this was Act three felt rushed and because of that, I have to remove a star.


Star Rating

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