Circle of Jinn by Lori Goldstein

A 60 Second Review by Anne Brees

(This is the sequel to Becoming Jinn. You can also  find my review of the first book, Becoming Jinn. Spoilers below.)

Publication Date: May 17th, 2016
★★★★★ (4.50)
Genre – Young Adult Fantasy

Summary – Being Jinn is Azra’s new reality. As she 18046383grants wishes under the watchful eye of the Afrit council, she remains torn between her two worlds—human and Jinn. Soon, secrets spill. Zars are broken. Humans become pawns. And rumors of an uprising become real as the Afrit’s reach extends beyond the underground world of Janna.

Straddling the line becomes impossible. Aware of her unique abilities, Azra must not just face but embrace her destiny. But when the role she must play and those she must protect expand to include a circle of Jinn greater than her own, Azra will be forced to risk everything. A risk that means there’s everything to lose, and at the same time, everything to gain—for herself and her entire Jinn race.

Initial Thoughts – I received this book as an ARC and I dived in immediately. After reading (and loving) Becoming Jinn, I couldn’t wait to read this.
Plot – ★★★★☆ The plot was just little a slow in the beginning, but about a quarter of the way through, things really sped up. After that, I was sucked into the world of Jinn.
Characters – ★★★★☆ In this book, we were reintroduced to the wonderful characters of before and then some more. All of them were endearing and lovely,  but I felt a few of them could have used just a little more detail.
Story world – ★★★★★ In Circle of Jinn, we were introduced to Janna and learned more about the Afrit. I love the world of Jinn. Genies is something I’ve never seen done before this series, and Goldstein masterfully weaved their world in with our own.
Style – ★★★★★  Goldstein’s witty style  managed to make me smile on almost every page. That is, when I wasn’t already sobbing.
Closing Thoughts – I’m sad to see this series end, but I can’t wait to see what Goldstein writes next.
Recommendation – Recommended for someone who needs more fantasy, girl power, and romance in their lives.

(summary and cover from GoodReads)
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