Waiting on Wednesday #18: Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine.

Title: Becoming Jinn (Becoming Jinn #1) 
Author: Lori Goldstein
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publicaton Date: April 21st 2015

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.

A book about genies? How is one not suppose to be excited and crazy anxious to have it in their hands? I like that this is Urban Fantasy too! I'm not looking forward to many of those in 2015, so I have high hopes for Becoming Jinn. The cover is beautiful, the synopis sounds awesome and the author is so sweet, it makes me really want to have this book now. 

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. I'm looking forward to An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. It's supposed to be a kind of modern YA retelling of One Thousand and One Nights. : D

  2. I cant wait for this one also!! xoxox


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