Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein

A 60 Second Review by Anne Brees

★★★★★   (4.50)
Genre – Young Adult Fantasy22718738
Summary – Becoming Jinn is a magical tale of sixteen-year-old Azra, a teenage girl whose Jinn ancestry transforms her into a modern-day genie. With the power to grant anyone’s wish but her own, Azra pretends to be human, spending her days at the beach, enjoying a budding romance, and evading her Jinn destiny. But when she discovers she may not be like the rest of her circle of Jinn, will her powers save or endanger them all?
(Summary from Goodreads)
Initial Thoughts – I’ve never read a book before about genies, but this book certainly sets the bar high. I just absolutely loved the magic in the modern world aspect.
Plot – ★★★★☆ Becoming Jinn is fast paced and exciting, forcing me to read long past my bedtime.
Characters – ★★★★★ I fell in love with all of these characters. They all had their unique traits and backstories that I can’t wait to explore in the future books.
Story world – ★★★★★ It’s clear how much thought Goldstein put into her story world. From the history to the future of the genies, everything is decided down to the last detail.
Style – ★★★★☆ Goldstein’s smooth style pulls this novel along, forcing you to turn page after page.
Closing Thoughts – This is a must read book with a sequel coming out soon. If you want a modern magic story, this one is for you.

(summary and cover from Good Reads)

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