Cover Crush: The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad

Crushed on by kelly, on March 4, 2019, in Cover Crush, Future releases / 2 Comments

Cover Crush: The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad

The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad has a cover that I want to stare at for hours on end. It is mesmerizing. I feel like if this was hanging in my house I would get lost inside it. It’s like this cover has power, and that power is to make everyone see it, stare at it, and of course purchase this book. Such stunning artwork and I am seriously in love. Not only does it have a beautiful cover, but this sounds like an enchanting story about the Djinn, culture, and the power of magic.

If you had plans on diversifying your shelves, be sure to add The Candle and the Flame to your TBR list. Or just preorder it now, for the May 14th release.


Cover Crush: The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad

The Candle and the Flame

by Nafiza Azad
Published by Scholastic Press
on May 14, 2019
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 416
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Azad's debut YA fantasy is set in a city along the Silk Road that is a refuge for those of all faiths, where a young woman is threatened by the war between two clans of powerful djinn.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, Noor is protected from the Shayateen by the Ifrit, djinn of order and reason, and by their commander, Zulfikar.

But when one of the most potent of the Ifrit dies, Fatima is changed in ways she cannot fathom, ways that scare even those who love her. Oud in hand, Fatima is drawn into the intrigues of the maharajah and his sister, the affairs of Zulfikar and the djinn, and the dangers of a magical battlefield.

Nafiza Azad weaves an immersive tale of magic and the importance of names; fiercely independent women; and, perhaps most importantly, the work for harmony within a city of a thousand cultures and cadences.



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