Review of The Fire Wish by Amber Lough

The Fire Wish (The Jinni Wars, #1)The Fire Wish
By: Amber Lough
Release Date: July 22, 2014
Publisher: Random House Children’s
Format: Electronic ARC
Source: Publisher via NetGalley

My Rating:
star

Summary:
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.

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Blog Tour for The Fire Wish by Amber Lough- Interview + Giveaway

 The Fire Wish (The Jinni Wars, #1)photo by John Wesley Mannion

The Fire Wish is a beautifully written, fast paced book about the Jinn stemming from the Middle Eastern mythology. I loved the vivid descriptions of the scenery and was transported to this area that I’ve not often read about. Lough’s story focuses on two very different girls who found themselves connected in unexpected ways.

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Stacking the Shelves

I hope everyone is having a great summer so far! We are-just enjoying the insane heat of Texas and really trying to avoid it as much as possible. I don’t know about you but I’m swimming (haha) in summer releases. So far there’ve been some incredible ones.

One bit of sadness this week was the news that Angry Robot is shutting down their YA imprint, Strange Chemistry. I took this time to look at their catalog and pick out my wish-list and purchase some books. I’m not clear on what this news means for these authors or their books but I want to make sure I have some for my collection. I’ve also got an international giveaway going right now-winner chooses any SC book they want. You can check it out here.

Now to this week’s books. Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews is a weekly meme where you show what books you’ve purchased, gotten from the library, received from giveaway, as gifts or for review.

For Review (via publisher):

 MortalHearttheVanishingSeasonFCWorldofTrouble

Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers, The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynne Anderson and World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters

I have read The Vanishing Season and again (after Tiger Lily) was impressed with Anderson’s writing style and how incredibly vivid and beautiful it is. I’ll go into detail about this and the things I wasn’t as keen on in my review. World of Trouble is the third in Winter’s series. I reviewed the firs- The Last Policeman last week. And…MORTAL HEART. I nearly passed out opening that package. I can not believe that the physical arc is in my house. I’ve been hugging it and am so grateful.

For Review (via NetGalley):

The Fire Wish (The Jinni Wars, #1)
The Fire Wish by Amber Lough

I don’t know much about this one but I love that cover and summary.

Posts From Last Week:

  • Review of The Body in the Woods by April Henry
  • Review of The Last Policeman by Ben Winters
  • Review of Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
  • Giveaway– Your choice of Strange Chemistry Book-International