The Candle and the Flame

The Candle and the Flame

Fatima lives in the city of Noor, a thriving stop along the Silk Road. There the music of myriad languages fills the air, and people of all faiths weave their lives together. However, the city bears scars of its recent past, when the chaotic tribe of Shayateen djinn slaughtered its entire population -- except for Fatima and two other humans. Now ruled by a new maharajah, Fatima lives in the city of Noor, a thriving stop along the Silk Road. There the music of myriad languages fills the air, a...

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Title:The Candle and the Flame
Author:Nafiza Azad
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The Candle and the Flame
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:416 pages pages

The Candle and the Flame Reviews

  • Jennifer
    Sep 08, 2019
    DNF - 50%. I'd call the writing wooden, except I've spent too much time looking at wood under microscopes and find the stuff an eloquent storyteller of evolutionary triumphs and physiological adaptations. No, the writing in The Candle and the Flame is the kind that makes me start nitpi...
  • Nafiza
    Apr 15, 2018
    This book is about many things but it is mostly about women being women in the most fantastic ways possible. ...
  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Aug 04, 2018
    Wow, I feel like I might slowly outgrow my aversion to cover models if they're as spectacular as this --- Ooo...this sounds so promising ...
  • Rebecca
    Aug 03, 2018
    Ground breaking and immersive paranormal YA that evokes all the beauty, richness and diversity of the ancient cultures, faiths and languages of the Silk Road. "The Candle and the Flame" foregrounds exploits of the legendary Djinn: beings of smokeless fire and denizens of two worlds, ea...
  • Sahitya
    May 30, 2019
    It?s probably more of a 3.75 but I?m rounding up. I really didn?t know much about this book and I only became interested because of that gorgeous cover and the vague idea that it?s based on Muslim culture. But what happened between the pages of this really surprised me and ...
  • Rachel Hartman
    Apr 25, 2019
    I blurbed this book, and it is certifiably delightful! For me, I think my favorite part was how hopeful it is. You have all these different people -- different religions, ethnicities, outlooks, histories, to say nothing of the magical djinn -- and they're all living together at thi...
  • steph ♥
    Jun 03, 2019
    And so the cycle of disappointing, mediocre YA fantasies continues. Yep. ...
  • ʙᴇʟʟᴀ.: ☾**:.☆*.:。.
    Mar 12, 2019
    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review (Thank you!) DNF at 40% Sadly, I DNFed it. I think this is a case of "It's me, not you". I wanted to give a million stars to this book, (I even pre-ordered it) because: - Intricate Multicultural Univers...
  • Tomoe Hotaru
    Sep 17, 2019
    16 Sep. '19 How can something so mind-numbingly underwhelming receive such overwhelming praise? If you want receipts, check my reading progress down below. The entire background surrounding this book would have made it so easy for me to fall in love with it. Islamic-inspired m...
  • ♡ Half Blood  Prince ♡
    Oct 16, 2019
    Everyone. In this book. Is a complete, and utter, useless. moron. Main Characters? Moron. Royal family? Moron. Rebels? Moron. Antagonistic djinn-clann? Morons!!! They could've all been replaced with a collective sack of potatoes for all the contribution they made to the plot. ...
  • Fafa's Book Corner
    Jun 21, 2019
    Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner! Beware spoilers ahead! Trigger warning: Grief Rep: Indian, Pakistani, and Arab characters. Other Asian ethnicities present. Hindu and Islam are some of the religions present. Along with those religions comes culture. Such as food and clot...
  • Dani ❤️ Perspective of a Writer
    May 06, 2019
    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... The Buzz When I saw the cover reveal for The Candle and the Flame on twitter that pretty much decided me. It was soooo gorgeous! I HAD to know if it was a story I would love or not... Previously I've not had good luck with ...
  • Alice
    Apr 15, 2019
    3 stars Don't let this rating fool you! I like most things about this book. The setting + the rep: A Silk Road setting??? In my YAs??? Legendary amounts of Asian rep. What I love is that they refer to the specific ethnic groups of people in the language of those specific people ...
  • Angelica
    Apr 06, 2019
    Hey y'all, it's your girl, back again with another conflicting book review. You know, the usual. Again, this is another book that I am unsure about. On the one hand, I was super into it. On the other hand, it feels like nothing much happened? This book moves at a very slow pace, ...
  • Amanda
    May 14, 2019
    You can also read my review here: https://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... The Candle and the Flame was a fantasy title that I had on my wish-list because I had heard that it was inspired by Middle Eastern mythology and ever since watching the first season of American Gods I hav...
  • Katie.dorny
    Jun 18, 2019
    Yet another disappointment of 2019. This story just didn?t stick in my mind, or really make any sort of coherent sense within the story that was being forcibly told. The writing was so bland. The world building was good, but the characters were so one dimensional I couldn?t i...
  • Fari
    Feb 19, 2019
    *Thanks so much to Scholastic CA for providing me with an ARC! Though the quotes I used are beautiful, they are from the ARC and subject to change. *Buddy read with Rendz! https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6... I have never before read a story where the main character?s life ...
  • Shaimaa
    Apr 20, 2019
    "No matter how short our hours are or how swiftly time flees, there is life." I really wanted to like this book more than I did. But it felt like it had more potential and that Nafiza Azad could give more. I'm glad for the representation and what she and the other Muslim authors are...
  • Suri
    Sep 20, 2019
    Main reason why I didn't enjoy this book is because I had completely a different expectation. Young adult romance is actually a genre I like, but for some reason I really wasn't expecting it or looking for it when I bought this book (there goes two weeks of groceries). I bought this bo...
  • julianna ➹
    Jun 17, 2019
    I have a long list of regrets, and me not starting this at all is on that list. I'm so sorry, Scholastic. ...
  • Chaima ✨ شيماء
    Oct 05, 2018
    *vigorously shakes a magic 8 ball* will 3 star ratings ever stop being so awkward? The book is rich when it comes to the fantasy landscape and the magical structure but it's largely devoid of emotional power and the distant, almost detached narrative voice not only keeps the charact...
  • Acqua
    Apr 14, 2019
    The Candle and the Flame is unlike every other YA fantasy novel I've read, and I love it for that. It's a slowly-unfolding tale about politics, family and love set in Noor, a city on the Silk Road, and it's the kind of really detailed, atmospheric fantasy I can't get enough of. I s...
  • megs_bookrack
    Feb 15, 2019
    IT'S ARRIVED!!! I want this cover as an art print on my wall. My goddess. It's gorgeous!!! ...
  • may ❀
    Oct 05, 2018
    honestly this was everything i wanted The City of Brass to be. i was unexplainably invested in this romantic pairing and if you ask me why, i would not be able to give a coherent answer. 4 stars ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ this cover is prettier than me and im totally okay w...
  • Taylor
    May 31, 2019
    ?The desert sings of loss, always loss, and if you stand quiet with your eyes closed, it will grieve you too.? ... My grief is of a different kind, gentle reader, for I was highly anticipating The Candle and the Flame, with its desert fantasy setting, feminist themes, and pro...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    May 07, 2019
    4.5 stars It was a solid 4 until I got to the last 100ish pages and then teared up def recommend!!! ...
  • julia ♥
    Apr 06, 2019
    read the full review on my blog: here "The desert sings of loss, always loss, and if you stand quiet with your eyes closed, it will grieve you too." Ever since laying eyes on this over-the-top GORGEOUS cover, I've been in love with this book. The Candle and the Flame pulled ...
  • Khadidja ~on hiatus~
    Oct 05, 2018
    THIS COVER!!!!!!! SOMEBODY HOLD ME ...
  • may ➹
    May 16, 2019
    3.5 stars WHAT I LIKED I adored the main character, Fatima Ghazala. She grew so much throughout the book and she was so fiery (both literally and metaphorically). I thought she was a strong character, both when it came to her development and her personality, and I loved reading...
  • Mary S. R.
    Dec 25, 2018
    Fatima lives in the city of Noor, a thriving stop along the Silk Road. There the music of myriad languages fills the air, and people of all faiths weave their lives together. A magical book set along the Silk Road based on Middle-Eastern myths? WOW. I LOVE how diverse fantasy books...