Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein ~ Blog Tour Review & Giveaway ~ By Jaime!

Becoming Jinn (Becoming Jinn #1)
by Lori Goldstein
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release Date: April 21st 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Magic, Mythology
Rate: 3 Stars!


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.

Anything Jinn has been interesting me a lot lately, so when I saw the title of this one, I got really excited about it! While it wasn't a perfect book, it was enjoyable from beginning to end, and I look forward to seeing where book 2 goes! 

The world that Goldstein has created is a good fantasy world, and we slowly get a picture of the Jinn and their responsibilities. The plot was really fast-paced, and we really got to know the characters involved with the story. I loved learning the ins and outs of becoming Jinn, and find it an interesting and intriguing world. 

Azra was a good character, a true teen and we really felt her frustration and aggravation with having basically no say in her life anymore. She turns 16, and she becomes a Jinn, something that she has always dreaded. Now that it is upon her, she is really starting to feel rebellious. I honestly was not a fan of Azra. In the beginning, yes I was. I felt like I understood her, and where her actions were coming from. But she started grating on me, and I found her to be whiny a lot of the times, which annoys me to no end.
The rest of the characters in the story are well written, maybe a bit cliche, but they definitely kept the story moving. The sisters, the boys.... There is a love triangle in this, so be warned! I am 100% a fan of Henry. He is a favorite character in this story, for me. 

All in all, Becoming Jinn was a really good start to what I think could be a really good series. I feel like this first book was a great introduction to the characters, and the world, and the next book will take off like lightening. It is a book that I would recommend, probably to the younger YA crowd more so than the old ones, like me. It is a fun, imaginative story that is a great setup book!

Thanks to FFBC, and the awesome author, for allowing me to be a part of this tour, and enjoy an ARC of this book!

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My debut novel, the Young Adult Contemporary Fantasy Becoming Jinn, is a modern spin on the traditional tale of wish-granting genies. It will be released on April 21, 2015, by Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s. The sequel will follow in Spring 2016. I am represented by Lucy Carson of The Friedrich Agency.

Too much of my day involves chatting books, obsessing over The Vampire Diaries, and perfecting the art of efficient writing through Twitter. Find me at @loriagoldstein and follow my blog at or my Tumblr at Like my author page on Facebook for fun book-related photos, tidbits, and happenings as well as news on Becoming Jinn.

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