Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway – Circle of Jinn (Becoming Jinn #2) by Lori Goldstein
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology
Rate: 3 stars
Being Jinn is Azra’s new reality. As she grants 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.
I am lucky enough to get to be on the tour for Circle of Jinn.
I got a copy of the book from the author as part of the tour. I was
excited to read this book since I had been a part of the tour for the first
Jinn, and was interested to see where the story would go next.
Now, of course I can't promise no spoilers if you haven't read the first book.
So, in that case, you should just click the link for the first book, and go
read that. I will just say that this second book definitely answered a
lot of questions about the Jinn world, as well as wrapping up the story quite
Where we had left off in the first one, Azra had been trying to complete her
first few wishes. For now she is living with her boyfriend Nate and his
younger sister and grandparents, while his mom is in the hospital, and they
lost their father in the car accident. The wishes they want are something
that Azra doesn't know how to do. Basically they don't want to feel the pain
anymore. Each of them, Nate and his sister, want the other to not feel so much
pain over the accident. But Azra doesn't know how to do this. While the
Jinn are able to kind of change memories and keep humans from knowing about
things they may see accidentally, mind control isn't something that can be done
without consequences, as we saw with Azra's neighbor before. Azra is also
worried about her friend Henry, because he knows about all of the Jinn
stuff. And as a human, that is horribly dangerous, he could be killed if
the Afrit, the Jinn in power, find out.
So Azra is trying to figure out how to grant the wish, and one day, a
surprise visitor shows up from Janna, her brother. Soon he is helping her
out, but along with his help, she learns more and more about the world he came
from, the world he really should not be away from. She learns that she
has a connection to the Afrit that may help her. She has been somewhat
estranged from her Zar sisters, but soon they will connect again when things
start to get intense with her brother. And soon it is not only her
brother, but maybe others from Janna that will show up. Some are there to
help, others are not. And Azra will have to hope that whoever the traitor
is, they will not give away the plan her father has put in place to try to get
things to be more fair back in Janna.
I can't go into much more detail without giving some major plot points away,
so I will try to leave it at that. Just know that there will be definite
dangerous parts, as well as emotional parts, and we will get to see Azra learn
her powers as a Jinn with all her triumphs and failures along the way. As
I mentioned, I loved the way it was wrapped up. I like when an author
gives us a look at how things go after the main conclusion of the
In this dramatic sequel to Becoming Jinn
, Azra’s story comes to a heartfelt and thrilling conclusion.
My debut novel, the Young Adult Contemporary Fantasy Becoming Jinn
, is a modern spin on the traditional tale of wish-granting genies. The sequel, Circle of Jinn
, releases May 17, 2016 (Feiwel and Friends/Macmillan).
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