10 Great Books Like We Hunt the Flame

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Books like We Hunt the Flame engulf readers into their world and have them turning page after page. In this exciting novel, Zafira is the saviour of her people. Dressed and disguised as a man known as the hunter, she ventures into the cursed forest of the Arz so she can keep her people both alive and fed.

Nasir is an assassin known as the Prince of Death for his father, the sultan, killing anyone who dares to defy his father’s rule. Despite their differing alliances, both Zafira and Nasir are more similar than they’d like to believe.

If Zafira’s identity as a woman was to be revealed, her achievements would be null. If Nasir’s compassion was publicized, his brutal father would turn on him. When the Arz’s power threatens to consume the land entirely, the two happen upon one another and decide they must come together to fight the ancient evil that resides in the forest.

Full of action, high stakes and unexpected romance, this novel is a wonderful high fantasy with a well-developed world and characters.

If you, like me, loved We Hunt the Flame then you might be looking for similar books to pick up next.

10 Books Like We Hunt the Flame

These Violent Delights, by Chloe Gong

These Violent Delights is a twisting, alluring fantasy book that is set in 1920s Shanghai that explores a forbidden romance as well as a monster haunting the streets of the city.

In this Romeo and Juliet retelling, we meet Julliette who has returned to Shanghai after four years to be the heir of the Scarlet Gang. Her former lover, Roma, is the heir to the White Flowers, the Scarlet Gang’s long rival.

But when a madness begins to spread across Shanghai causing people to rid their own throats out and a monster is rumoured to sneak through the waters of the city, Roma and Julliette must put aside both their past as lovers and hatred of their gangs to ensure the survival of both their people.

Have you already read this novel? Check out our list of books to read after These Violent Delights!

An Ember in the Ashes, by Sabaa Tahir

An Ember in the Ashes is a book similar to We Hunt the Flame, where two people on opposing sides of a kingdom’s power struggle must come together to fight a bigger evil and perhaps find love in the middle of it all.

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Elias is a mask, an elite soldier of the Martial Empire, about to graduate from the elite military school, Blackcliff Academy. But Elias is sick of the tyranny the Empire imposes and plans to run away from the Empire entirely once graduation is over.

Laia is a Scholar slave to the Empire but when her brother is imprisoned for treason and her grandparents killed, she agrees to spy for the rebels in exchange for her brother’s freedom.

When the pair meet, they join forces to escape the clutches of the Empire for good.

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The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi, by Shannon Chakraborty

Amina al-Sirafi has lived a wonderful life with a tumultuous and exciting career as one of the Indian Ocean’s most notorious pirates. But that life is behind her now, or so she thinks.

That is until a wealthy mother of one of her former crewmates tracks her downs and offers her an adventure no true pirate could refuse, to retrieve her crewmate’s daughter in exchange for a hefty sum of gold.

It seems too good to be true: to have one last adventure with her crew, help her old crewmate, and sort out her found family’s future for good. But as she takes off on this quest, it is obvious there is more to this kidnapping than meets the eye.

Pick up The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi for another fantastic adventure book to read after We Hunt the Flame!

Onyx and Ivory, by Mindee Arnett

In Onyx and Ivory, Kate Brighton is an outcast. Known now as Traitor Kate after her father failed to kill the King, her life of riches is long gone and now she rides as a member of the Relay.

Relay members must be skilled hunters and riders for when night falls, the nightdrakes come to hunt. Kate has a secret advantage, however, because she is a Wilder: someone with the power to influence the mind of animals.

Being a Wilder is forbidden magic, but it is this power that leads Kate to Corwin Tormane, the King’s second son and the boy who broke her heart. Corwin is the only survivor of a nightdrake attack on his caravan when Kate finds him.

There is one problem: the nightdrakes attacked in daylight. Now, nothing is certain, and attacks have become more frequent. Corwin and Kate must put aside their past grievances to figure out the mystery of the nightdrakes before they kill their way through the entire kingdom.

The first in a duology, this is the perfect fantasy enemies-to-lovers adventure for fans of We Hunt the Flame.

Realm Breaker, by Victoria Aveyard

Realm Breaker is a wonderful high fantasy adventure full of double-crossing, duplicity and even a hint of romance if you squint, perfect for people who loved We Hunt the Flame.

Corayne an-Amarat is the daughter of the renowned pirate Hell Mell. Longing for a life at sea that her mother will never grant, Corayne is visited at her small seaside town and told she is the last of a bloodline – one that is the only chance of saving the universe from doom and destruction.

Deciding to save the world and create an adventure of her own that her mother never allowed her to do, Corayne and her companions pick up more misfits along the way in her quest to save the world.

Dance of Thieves, by Mary E. Pearson

Books like We Hunt the Flame often have two main characters who become love interests fighting their feelings for one another in a setting that won’t allow them to be together.

In Dance of Thieves, we meet Jose who steps up as Emperor for the fearsome, brutal Ballenger Empire after his father dies. In this shift of power, the instability allows a young queen to step up as opposition and sends Kazi, an ex-street thief, to infiltrate the empire.

Upon arrival, Jose is not the wicked ruler she expected and as the pair get closer, feelings begin to arise. But both are keeping secrets and have differing views upon the Empire’s rule, so who will come on top?

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The Wrath and the Dawn, by Renée Ahdieh

In many books on this list, love blooms in the most unexpected of places, much like in The Wrath and the Dawn.

Khalid is the Caliph of Khorasan, and he is a monster, reigning terror over the land. Every night he takes a new bride and come morning; she is dead. When Shahrzad’s closest friend is the next to fall victim to Khalid, she vows vengeance and volunteers as the Caliph’s newest bride.

Determined to stay alive, she entrances Khalid with stories night after night. But something is amiss, Khalid is not the merciless boy she thought he’d be but a tortured soul within a boy’s body. And soon, she finds herself falling in love.

But their love is founded on lies and secrets and Shahrzad might just have to take Khalid’s life if they are to build a better world and claim vengeance for the lives that he took himself.

Uprooted, by Naomi Novik

In Uprooted, the Wood borders the town where Agnieszka lives. Its dark shadow lingers over the town like an omen and those who venture inside never return.

The town relies on the Dragon, a powerful, immortal wizard, to keep the Wood at bay and prevent it from swallowing her town entirely. But there is a price for the Dragon’s services. Every ten years, he picks a young woman to serve him, and the next choosing is nearing rapidly.

Kasia is Agnieszka’s best friend, but the townsfolk know Kasia will be chosen and taken when the day arrives. But to everyone’s surprise, including her own, it is Agnieszka who is taken.

The perfect magical yet mysterious fantasy book similar to We Hunt the Flame for readers!

This Woven Kingdom, by Tahereh Mafi

We Hunt the Flame contains forbidden romances that readers of young adult romance will love, much like in This Woven Kingdom.

Inspired by Persian mythology, in the novel we meet Alizeh, the long-lost heir to the Jinn Kingdom. An old prophecy tells of a forgotten queen who would lead the Jinn kingdom into greatness and change the world forever.

Hiding under the noses of the royalty, posing as a meek and quiet serving girl, Prince Kamran would never have known the prophesized queen was someone he looked over every day.

Fourth Wing, by Rebecca Yarros

When students enrol at Basgiath War College, you either graduate or die.

Violet was content to live a life amongst the bookshelves as a Scribe but when her mother, the commanding general, forces her to become a candidate for a dragon rider, nothing will be the same again.

Violet, due to her small and fragile body, is at a disadvantage already because dragons don’t bond with weaklings, they burn them. But with fewer dragons than there are candidates, everyone around her is willing to kill her simply for that let alone for being her mother’s daughter.

With the war outside the College doors intensifying every day, Violet must do what she can to survive. Pick up Fourth Wing for an epic fantasy book to read after We Hunt the Flame!

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Books like We Hunt the Flame provide readers with the best of the high fantasy genre and show how two people with opposing beliefs can come together for the greater good. I hope you found your next five-star read on this list today!

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Charlotte is a writer for Books Like This One. She studied drama and writing for performance and enjoys reading romance, literary fiction and young adult novels. Some of her favourite authors include Donna Tartt and Leigh Bardugo. Read more from Charlotte

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