Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Book Review: The Fire Artist

TITLE: The Fire Artist
AUTHOR: Daisy Whitney
PUBLISHED: October 14th, 2014
GENRE: Urban Fantasy
PREMISE: A girl has magic powers that she obtained illegally and meets a jinni who promises to make her powers real.
MY REVIEW: I have to hand it to Whitney, she comes up with different books every time. This time, she's tackling jinnis and the world she's come up with here is great.
The only real downside is, once again, the instant-love. If we purged instant-love and love triangles from YA, the section would be ten times better off. The instant-love dragged down an otherwise pretty decent read. The world building is great, the character journey is satisfying. I particularly liked what the author did with jinni's (genies?) here. The only unsatisfying thing is the romance, on which the book focuses too much time on.
But again, for the most part it's a rather decent read. Definitely worth a check out from the library at the very least.
WHO SHOULD READ: Daisy Whitney fans, urban fantasy fans
MY RATING: Three and a half out of Five jinni's being shady

Many thanks to the publishers for the Net Galley of this book.

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