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The Blind Wish (Jinni Wars Series #2)
     

The Blind Wish (Jinni Wars Series #2)

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by Amber Lough
 

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Two sisters. A war. And the wish to end regret.
 
The sisters: Najwa and Zayele have just learned they’re half-jinni, half-human twins. Najwa chooses life in the human palace, working for peace . . . and hoping for more time alone with the prince. Zayele discovers she’s one of the most powerful jinn of all—a magus.

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Two sisters. A war. And the wish to end regret.
 
The sisters: Najwa and Zayele have just learned they’re half-jinni, half-human twins. Najwa chooses life in the human palace, working for peace . . . and hoping for more time alone with the prince. Zayele discovers she’s one of the most powerful jinn of all—a magus. Suddenly, the strongest young men in the army are competing to be paired up with her.
 
The war: The lies that started it all are out in the open now, but the war between the humans and the jinn is as bitter as before—and becoming more treacherous every day.
 
The wish: Once again, Zayele makes a wish. A wish that neither sister could imagine would change the outcome of the war—or their lives.

 
Praise for Jinni Wars I: The Fire Wish:
 
“War, magic, and romance kept me reading nonstop!” —Tamora Pierce, New York Times bestselling author of the Beka Cooper trilogy
 
“A fantastically compelling and romantic read from a shining new voice in YA.” —Laini Taylor, New York Times bestselling author of Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
2015-03-17
The Middle Eastern-influenced jinn microtrend continues, as do the adventures of half-human, half-jinni twins Najwa and Zayele begun in The Fire Wish (2014). Lough's treatment is respectful if not strictly authentic. Baghdad, the caliphate, and the threat of Mongolian invaders are historical, but the anachronistic Cavern and jinn societies and technology (fueled by wishes rather than science and a lot like modern technology in some of its particulars) are clearly fantasy built on the legends and tales of her setting. As in the series opener, Zayele—raised as a human and untrained in using her magic—makes the titular wish and sets certain events in motion. The heart of this story is really twofold: how the sisters and secondary (human) characters Yashar and Rahela begin to find their places in a rapidly changing world; and the action-packed war that ends only in the face of an even bigger threat, ultimately pitting two human-jinn alliances against one another. This can be read as a fast-paced fantasy-adventure, enlivened by two romances and lots of action, or as a poignant coming-of-age tale played out against a backdrop of intense drama; the balance isn't always perfect, but on the whole, Lough pulls it off. Enjoyable, thoughtful, packed with action, consequences, and a few kisses—readers will wish for a third book right away. (Fantasy. 12-16)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385369800
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
07/14/2015
Series:
Jinni Wars Series , #2
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
353,211
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile:
HL720L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

AMBER LOUGH is a lover of foreign words and cultures, nearly forgotten folktales, and groups of three. She spent much of her childhood in Japan and Bahrain. Later, she returned to the Middle East as an air force intelligence officer, deployed for eight months in Baghdad. Amber lives in Germany with her scientist husband and two impish children. Please visit amberlough.com for a pronunciation guide, a cast of characters, and more. Follow her on Twitter at @amberlough.

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The Blind Wish (Jinni Wars Series #2) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Again, YES.
Alyssa75 More than 1 year ago
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** The Blind Wish by Amber Lough Book Two of the Jinni Wars series Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Publication Date: July 14, 2015 Rating: 3 stars Source: ARC sent by the publisher Summary (from Goodreads): Two sisters. A war. And the wish to end regret. . . . The magical, evocative follow-up to The Fire Wish. The war: The lies that started the conflict are in the open now, but the war between the humans and the jinn is as bitter as ever—and becoming far more treacherous. The sisters: Najwa and Zayele have just learned they’re half-jinni, half-human twins. Najwa is now the jinni representative at the human palace, working to bring peace. But her new role comes at a price—she’s no longer allowed alone with her cherished Prince Kamal. And as Zayele adjusts to life among the jinn, she discovers that she’s a magus, one of the most powerful jinn in the Cavern. Suddenly, she’s thrown into special training, and the strongest young men in the army are competing to be paired up with her. The wish: Once again, Zayele makes a wish. A wish that she doesn’t think can possibly go wrong. A wish that neither sister could imagine would change the outcome of the war. What I Liked: Ah! I just realized that this book is a July 14th release, not July 28th. When did that change?! I'm kind of meticulous when it comes to my review schedule, so this review is totally out of place (it's with the July 28th reviews, not the July 14th reviews, ugh)! Anyway, I guess in the long run, that's a good thing. This book is heading your way even faster! In this novel, Zayele attempts to wish her half-brother Yashar into good health - she wants to cure his blindness, which was brought on in the desert (so it was kind of her fault, which is why she is desperate to heal him). But Zayele is no healer, and the wish goes poorly. Yashar is brought to the Cavern, and Zayele is now training like she should have been - as a magus. Meanwhile, Najwa is forced to avoid Prince Kamal, as he has accepted the position of vizier. With the war looming, Najwa must discover who is the third player in the war, the third side that is sabotaging the jinn efforts for peace. Neither sister can prepare for - or stop - the impending force of war that crashes upon the jinn - and the humans. While I'm giving this book three stars, I actually really enjoyed the book. The story was great, if not a little slow. Lough digs deep into the story, and pushes along the series. Now that everyone knows about Najwa and Zayele, the sisters can each do their part and helping the jinn find peace with the humans - and stopping the war. Each sister has a distinct role to play. I usually don't like books split in two, with dual perspective, especially when it's not a guy/girl romantic pairing (or some sort of romantic pairing). In this case, it's third-person sister/sister dual perspective, which I didn't mind in The Fire Wish. But I didn't really like the dual perspective in this book, and you'll see why in the next section. It wasn't bad, but I didn't like Zayele in this book. Read the rest of my review at my blog, The Eater of Books! - eaterofbooks dot blogspot dot com