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The Fire Wish
by Amber Lough
Release date: July 2014
Genre: YA Fantasy
A jinni. A princess. And the wish that changes everything. . . .
Najwa is a jinni, training to be a spy in the war against the humans. Zayele is a human on her way to marry a prince of Baghdad—which she’ll do anything to avoid. So she captures Najwa and makes a wish. With a rush of smoke and fire, they fall apart and re-form—as each other. A jinni and a human, trading lives. Both girls must play their parts among enemies who would kill them if the deception were ever discovered—enemies including the young men Najwa and Zayele are just discovering they might love.
I really really highly enjoyed this book. I was immediately drawn to it because...jinn...need I say more? Jinn are one of the coolest mythical beings, in my opinion(though U feel like I'm spelling it wrong) and I've never really read a book about them. Sure, I know there are one or two YA contemporary books involving Genies but this is deferent, this is Jinn and humans at war! It sounds completely epic, in my opinion, and does not disappoint.
It has lively flawed and awesome characters, a brilliantly vivid world and an epic premise. I loved every minute of this book, it's very fast-paced and once you learn to understand some of the words used for everything it really just flies by.
A Few Of My Favorite Things:
The characters: I loved both characters so much. At first I definitely preferred Najwa who is a Jinn who is forced to change places with Zayele. I found Najwa to be more entertaining and just liked her better, she's the more responsible contained one while Zayele is...anxious and...hyper, never thinks things through and all. But I did grow to like them both. They both have flaws and make some mistakes, but I loved reading from their perspectives.
I also really loved the side characters and the love interests. Both romantic relationships were subtle and kind of in the background which is how I prefer my fantasy, there just enough to give some swoon-worthy moments but not take over the plot.
The World. Definitely the best part. The author is brilliant and built an enthralling world that I loved so much. The magic of the Jinn and the history of the war was all so interesting and never once felt like a big info dump. It was all done very well.
Overall: I really really loved this book and can't wait for the next! The only downside is it was really fast paced and fairly short so at times it felt like nothing happened, or maybe too much happened..? I guess I felt the pacing was just a tiny bit off but not enough to really irritate or confuse me while reading it. I loved the mythology of the Jinn and the lamps and it....it's just awesome, okay?
Would I Recommend This? Yes!
Who To? People! Fantasy fans! Everyone...?
Will I read more from this author(or series)? Yup!