Becoming Jinn, Lori Goldstein

Becoming Jinn, Lori GoldsteinTitle: Becoming Jinn
Series: Becoming Jinn #1
Author: Lori Goldstein
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Genres: Fantasy
Publication Date: April 21, 2015
Rating: four-stars
Series Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

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. 


❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Review: Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein

Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein is the first book in the Zar Sisterhood series. It is such an imaginative young adult fantasy.  Azra, the main character, is a genie-in-training and has such an entertaining voice that is so captivating to read. The plot is so incredible with its many twists and turns. You will never be able to guess what will happen next! Another endearing quality to Becoming Jinn is the love triangle that occurs. This adds an extra layer to the novel that pulls the reader in. If you are looking for a new fast-paced fantasy series, consider preordering a copy of this story. The next book in the Zar Sisterhood series is due to be released in 2016!

About Lori Goldstein

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Lori Goldstein earned her BA in journalism but eventually found her true writing passion in the world of fictional people. She’s never met a beach she didn’t love, a book she wouldn’t read, or a strange food she wouldn’t try. She is the author of SOURCES SAY (9/8/2020), which Kirkus calls "Entertaining, thought-provoking, and heartwarming"; SCREEN QUEENS, which Kirkus calls “a fun and uplifting story that celebrates female friendship and empowerment”; and the VOYA-starred young adult contemporary fantasy series BECOMING JINN.