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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday #117: BECOMING JINN by Lori Goldstein (YA)

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This is where we get to 'spotlight' books that we are anxiously waiting to be released!!!
The ones that we are dying to get our hands on and read into the wee hours of the night!!!
And, quite possibly, to make our shelves look pretty too :) 

What I'm currently waiting for... 

by Lori Goldstein
Expected release date: April 21st, 2015
Published by: Feiwel & Friends (Macmillan)
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Fantasy
Format: Hardcover, eBook


Forget everything you thought you knew about genies!
Azra has just turned sixteen, and overnight her body lengthens, her olive skin deepens, and her eyes glisten gold thanks to the brand-new silver bangle that locks around her wrist. As she always knew it would, her Jinn ancestry brings not just magical powers but the reality of a life of servitude, as her wish granting is controlled by a remote ruling class of Jinn known as the Afrit. 

To the humans she lives among, she’s just the girl working at the snack bar at the beach, navigating the fryer and her first crush. But behind closed doors, she’s learning how to harness her powers and fulfill the obligations of her destiny. 

Mentored by her mother and her Zar “sisters”, Azra discovers she may not be quite like the rest of her circle of female Jinn... and that her powers could endanger them all. As Azra uncovers the darker world of becoming Jinn, she realizes when genies and wishes are involved, there’s always a trick.

Why I'm waiting on BECOMING JINN...

First... GENIES!!!

Second... this author has managed to combine two out of my favorite three genres: 
contemporary and fantasy!!!

(You all should know by now what my other favorite genre is! Right??? lol)

And lastly... is there a love-triangle??? 
I love me a good triangle when it isn't squared wrong ;) 

SO, what are you waiting for???


  1. I've seen this around a lot! I love the look of it. I hope you enjoy it! My WOW

  2. I hadn't heard of this one. It sounds really interesting though!

  3. I had this one my WoW a while ago and can't wait to read it. I also love a good love triangle. My WoW: https://thereadingrebel.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/waiting-on-wednesday-29/

  4. This one is also on my TBR pile. It sounded like something different to the usual YA books! I, however, am not a fan of love triangles and I do hope it is not too focused on that. I don't think there is anything worse than a plot centred on romance!

    My WoW


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