Now I have been very much looking forward to this book since it was announced, but holy moly did it ever knock my expectations out of the park. Prior to starting this book, I have been in a brutal reading slump, particularly directed towards fantasy which is usually my main genre. So talk about making my reading life difficult. Not to mention frustrating. Flame and Sparrow is the fantasy book to finally knock me out of my struggle to read fantasy. It absolutely blew me away. Like I am going to be living in this world in my head for the foreseeable future now because I’m just staggered by what I read.