The language and sensory details were just fantastic, and the high-stakes plot kept me madly turning the pages. I guess the wishing was sort of fleshed out, but not that much. The wish: Once again, Zayele makes a wish. Audio Note: This was narrated by Luci Christian. You'll be pulled into the mystery of Zayele and Najwa's interconnected fates right away. He was broader than Atish and had a long scar that stretched over his right shoulder, over the lion mark of the Shaitan.
Even though both girls desperately try to hide who they really are, the find love even though they were not prepared to do so! I don't even know any other fantasies that are set in the Middle East. The literal instalove of Zayele and Atish's relationship was the most nauseating - even though Zayele looks the same as Najwa, Atish suddenly looks at her with love for the first time on the first day that they meet. I was not blown away by either of the potential romances, but I did enjoy them. The mythology aspect is really interesting and the plot full of twists and turns. One girl is a jinni, who is training to be a spy in the war against humans. That second star is more for potential than anything else. The lush and decadent world building was like an exotic recipe of something familiar made entirely different by the culture, customs and history.
At times the dialogue between characters was a bit awkward, but I found the story intriguing. She didn't want to dishonor her tribe, which is noble. When Zayele wishes upon Najwa unknowing that Najwa is a jinni to go home with Najwa taking her place, things start to go horribly wrong. The story started out a little slow, but picked up towards the middle. What a richly written fantasy that has one foot in the real world of Baghdad, Iraq and one foot in the magical world of the Jinni, the Cavern.
And the characters also fell flat for me. There were so many aspects to this book that I really loved. Blog Leafmarks Facebook Twitter Instagram Tumblr 1. She constantly wonders about Mr Hot Stuff, then is annoyed at herself for thinking about it. Zayele is on her way to the kingdom when she happens to see Najwa, a jinni who looks just like her.
Najwa, the jinn, is still learning the extent of her powers, training under the famous magus Faisal for the Eyes of Iblis corps. I can't wait to recommend this novel to my family and friends. Yeah, I know a genie book that sucked. Zayele isn't a horrible person, and I can sort of forgive her wishing on a jinni and inadvertently trapping Najwa to the same fate she was trying to escape. There was little development and they seemed very one dimensional to me. The former is a Jinni spy, sent to observe Prince Kamal. But the humans come with their own set of powers--the most disturbing is that if a human catches a jinn, she can bind her for life and demand any wish the human imagines.
Personally, I didn't care much for Zayele and Atish. I care about many of them, though some are just downright bad and you love to hate them or fear them. I saw this compared to DoSaB and Seraphina and I can see those comparisons. Het is een wonderbaarlijke setting waar de warmte van het Midden-Oosten en de rijkheid van kristallen je tegemoet komt. That is not to say it is bad as I actually quite enjoyed this one. Zayele is so desperate to get back to her hometown, to her blind brother who is alone without her, that she makes a wish on Najwa.
I did not enjoy the awkward dialogue and the characters who constantly made stupid decisions. I was immediately drawn to it because. Lough sure put effort into giving them different personalities, but their narration styles were almost exactly alike. This is once again a book that is said to be about something but is really about nothing. How many books have you read with jinnis? I remember reaching around page 58 and wanting to stop for the night.
. I sat down to read it and raced through the first hundred pages in one sitting. Ze zijn allebei dapper en sterk, maar wel bescheiden en een beetje verlegen. And for a while this had the novelty of an under explored mythology going for it. It officially comes out on July 22.
But the humans come with their own set of powers--the most disturbing is that if a human catches a jinn, she can bind her for life and demand any wish the human imagines. Both girls must play their parts among enemies who would kill them if the deception were ever discovered—enemies including the young men Najwa and Zayele are just discovering they might love. I liked the premise of this book. They have distinctly different personalities but when they talk or think it sounds the exact same. From training or from fighting humans? I was, however, annoyed at Najwa's weakness and stupidity, irritated by Zayele being a complete bitch to almost every other girl she meets - frankly, I would call her behaviour at some parts of the book nothing short of bullying - and so uninterested in the instaromance that I almost fell asleep halfway through.