We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya #1) by Hafsah Faizal & YA B&N Book Club Experience

Synopsis: Magic has disappeared from Arawiya and because of this, each region has been cursed in a different way, but all of them are threatened by the ever-growing Arz, a forest that no one comes out of once they go in. Zafira is the Hunter, a girl pretending to be a man in order to provide food for her people. Nasir is the prince of Arawiya, turned into and used as an assassin by his father. Both are sent across the Arz to the mysterious island of Sharr in order to find an item that will restore magic and break the curses on the land.