On the run with your father isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Kyra's life is far from normal.
She's been on the run for as long as she can remember and her father is the only stable thing in her life, but everything changes when the people pursuing them finally catch up.
Kyra is abducted by the handsome and mysterious, Will. He takes her to a secret compound where she is told the truth: She's a Djinn, a genie-like creature with magical abilities.
Life as a Djinn comes at a price.
Being a Djinn is going to be harder than Kyra thought. It seems everyone has their own agenda when it comes to Kyra's return home and she doesn't know who to trust.
Her new father seems more interested in royal politics then getting to know his lost daughter. While the more time Kyra spends with Will only brings them closer, but Djinn society forbids them from being together, which only strains their relationship.
About the Author
She writes stories full of action, secrets, and magic. She loves creating worlds where anything is possible and everyone has a story to tell. She has an over-active imagination, spends a lot of her time daydreaming, and wishes pokemon were real so she would have one.
Laura Catherine lives in Melbourne, Australia.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Holy heck, was this book amazing or what? It went right off the chart for me. I’ve read my fair share of YA books, but never have I been so infatuated and enthralled by one than I was with this one. Let’s face it, most YA books are either dystopian, have vampires, werewolves, witches or zombie and they all feature at least one tortured soul and a love triangle. But not Djinn. I loved this book and I started raving about it to people around me and on Facebook while I was still reading it. The plot was completely different from what I expected, the characters leaped off the pages and invaded my life throughout the time I spent reading this book. Hell, the characters became a part of my life. Kyra our protagonist and extremely kick-ass heroine, is just that: KICK-ASS. I adore a strong female character and Kyra is exactly what I look for when reading. She knows how to look after herself, can kick butt from here to Mars, she’s independent and stubborn and she prefers to do things her way, but she’s not afraid to ask for help when she needs. She’s protective over those she cares about and my heart broke when I found she was betrayed by the one person she’d always loved the most. She’s tentative to show people she cares and loves them, because she went out of her way not to let people get close to her, but when she does, you can actually feel what she feels. It’s been a while since I admired a female character like I do Kyra. I would go on and on about the male characters featured in this book, but I’m sure the minute I show people which guy I’m rooting for, the world will come down on me and slash me to pieces. All I can say is that the guys in this book are all amazingly written and well-rounded and they all sound super hunky! This book was such an experience to read and I still get heart palpitations thinking about the ending, which, by the way, how could you, Laura Catherine?? I could go on raving about this book and dissecting every word of it until I’m blue in the face and my fingers fall of from typing, but I won’t because YOU HAVE TO READ IT!!!
This book has a couple of things going for it. The biggest is that it isn't about zombies or vampires--it's something truly unique and original. The story is compelling, absorbing, and has some great twists to it. And the characters are so well-done, you get a feel and a sympathy for all of them, even the ones you don't like so much. Laura Catherine manages to succeed in something that a lot of writers can't do--and that's to seamlessly transition her character through several changes. In the first part of the story, Kyra is living with her father in the "normal" world. Then she's kidnapped and taken to the Djinn world--a world very similar to ours in some ways, but drastically different in others. In that world, Kyra goes through other changes--learning how to fit into the djinn world, training to find her abilities, falling in love. All of it is engrossing and enthralling. This is definitely a page-turner, and I can't wait to find out what happens in the next installment.
(I received this free ebook by the author in exchange for an honest review) I LOVED reading Djinn! The writing was good, the characters were great, and the cover is perfect! Once I got done with the opening scene I knew it was going to be good. Kyra and her father have been on the run for her whole life. He trains her to fight and to observe her surroundings. Kyra takes what her father teaches her and although she questions it she feels that he is just protecting her. She even goes through great lengths to not really get close to anyone. Suddenly everything that she has known was nothing but a huge lie. I don't want to give anything away so I'm just going to leave it at that :). Will is just the perfect gentleman *swoons*. Although he is the perfect gentleman he can still kick some major butt. He fell in love with Kyra from the moment he saw her but because of his background she is forbidden to him. I loved reading Will's character. The plot was very interesting and thought out. This was one of those books that you have to finish reading once you start. There is no stopping. The only thing that I would have to say is that to me the ending felt rushed a bit. Other than that it was a great read. You cannot read this book and not read the next one. Questions were most definitely raised at the end. Rating 4.5 Recommend? Yes
It took me ages to get through the first part of the book but at chapter four the story started and after that it was great fun. It's a nice, well thought out world, and the heroine, Kyra, as well as the hero, Will, are both very likable. The plot is intriguing too but I didn't realise it would end on a cliffhanger! I'll definitely look out for the second half as I'd like to see how it ends