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Djinn

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  • Posted July 26, 2011

    A Must Read!

    Cindy, a bookworm working at the library, likes to dabble in the occult. She considers it a harmless diversion and is thrilled to buy a book called Djinn from her bookstore friend Sasha. However, she soon realizes she doesn't really own this book. More accurately put; the book owns her, taking her on a torturous and harrowing journey through her own private hell. Djinn is a terrifying story, reminding us of the very real power of evil. We may think the occult is merely a benign accquaintance; but then, to our horror, we find it a relentless stalker, intent on taking our very lives. Highly recommended!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 26, 2011

    Profoundly disturbing . . . in the best way

    The first words that come to mind when talking about Djinn are profoundly disturbing. This is a horror story that crept under my skin and had me torn between my urge to turn the page, and my fear of reading it in the middle of the night. This is horror at its finest, the kind that has you jumping at every sound. I particularly appreciated Poppet's portrayal of Cinn's deterioration, the whipcord POV between two entities warring in the same body left me feeling as disoriented as Cinn must have been, which really put me into the story. If you want a truly immersive tale of the occult, look no further. Djinn will leave you wondering what you might have invited in to your own life, and keep you looking over your shoulder for weeks to come.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 27, 2011

    Outstanding!!!!

    If there ever was a cautionary tale it would be this one! When I was growing up I reached an age right around 11 or so when my friends and I started taking interest in the darker things in life. Things to which we had previously been blinded. We talked in hushed whispers of playing glassy glassy, saying bloody mary 3 times in front of a mirror and experimenting with Tarot. We told ghost and occult stories, the more gruesome the better and we revelled in any subject remotely mysterious. One day having gotten wind of my sudden interests my mother sat me down for a talk. I have never forgotten her words that day and I have stuck by them my entire life. She told me that only people who open themselves to evil influences can be invaded by them and that playing with the occult is an invitation to any entity to take control of our lives.

    Djinn is the story the quirky, endearing and vivacious Cindy who embarks on a horrifying and twisted journey the day Sasha her favourite book store owner hands her a book more mysterious than she has ever had the pleasure of laying her hands on before. Cindy who has a penchant for anything occult especially if it is in the form of an ancient tome instantly knows that this book is incredibly special. This book that seems to live up to the name Djinn right off the bat. At this point in the book I was honestly rooting her on, open the book, open the book. Who doesnt want their very own genie in a book that can make their every wish and dream come true? But it seems there are entities out there that do not want Cindy to succeed and will do anything in their power to prevent her from the magic of he Djinn and so starts a ride so dark and hard I was left breathless and shaking at every turn in the story. This was probably one of the most intense, scary and heart breaking books I have ever read and I honestly cannot wait to pick it up and read it all over again just to catch the lil bits I might have missed. If you are familiar with Poppet's unique and heart pounding style of writing then you will not be disappointed in any way shape or form. This is probably one of her best works yet. If you are unfamiliar with her work then Hold on enjoy the ride of a lifetime.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2011

    Gripping and creepy

    This book gets the spine crawling and the hairs standing up. Well written, interesting, excellent horror.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2011

    Excellent Read

    It takes a pretty remarkable author to take a subject that's been worked about as far as it can go and still bring something fresh, unique, and in this case beautifully brooding and terrifying, to it. This is the first book I've read by Poppet, and I'll be tracking down all of them that I can find.

    I really like the way she brings familiar material to the forefront but presents it in a way that even the most devoted fan of dark fiction will find the territory entirely unfamiliar. Great book, and to think it only cost me a buck.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 26, 2011

    A page turner!!

    Awesome... I couldn't put it down. A recommended read!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    Loved it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2011

    Scary!

    Horror at its best! I couldn't put it down!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2011

    scary

    read it in one night

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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