Hello, wonderful Coven! This week we’re bringing you a discussion of We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal, the second and final (maybe?) book in the Sands of Arawiya series (Check out episode 32, where we discuss the first book, We Hunt the Flame). We had a great time reading this one, and we will read anything Hafsah writes in the future (really looking forward to her new upcoming book, Tempest of Tea).
Stay magical, friends!
Content warning for discussions of child abuse at 49 minutes – 51:14
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- J is struggling through some of the pronunciations in this episodes… I am so sorry!
- The book J was reading that took place in a bookshop was The Bookshop of Second Chances by by Jackie Fraser (it was a pretty fun work place-esqe romance)
- “After the War: The Librarian; Books Spirited to Safety Before Iraq Library Fire,” NYT
- Hafsah’s tweet/instagram post about about Middle Eastern and North African rep in this series
- We Hunt the Flame is being developed into a TV series!!!!
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