Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Book Review: The Fire Wish

TITLE: The Fire Wish
Book 1 in The Jinni Wars
AUTHOR: Amber Lough
PUBLISHED: July 22nd, 2014
GENRE: Fantasy
PREMISE: A girl captures a jinni and makes a wish which causes her and the jinni to switch places.
MY REVIEW: So far, I've had good luck with some of the new YA fantasies this year. This is just one of the latest. It's creative and just outright entertaining.
I will give, the romance...not the greatest. It's tolerable, but it's also insta-love. But the author is thankfully not emphasizing the romance much. More of its focus is on the politics/world building as it should be. Because that's where the interesting stuff is. I love how creative the author is with this world, but it's never the out of control creative. It actually makes sense.
So ignore the flawed romance, instead focus on the interesting world, the good entertaining plot, and good female characters. I for one, can't wait for the sequel.
WHO SHOULD READ: fans of Aladdin, those looking for diversity in their fantasy, fantasy fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five magic lamps

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