Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Teaser Tuesday: Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.
To play along just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein.

Becoming Jinn –
Feiwel & Friends

My anger burns like the flame of a struck match but dies out just as fast. Because we don’t have to inherit everything from our mothers. Their fights don’t have to become ours.
— Chapter 27

I don’t approach giddiness lightly. I may have never before been in sniffing distance of giddiness. I may have never before used the word “giddiness”.
— Chapter 33

How often a day do you say or think the phrase “I wish ...”? And how often do you actually wish for the thing you’re asking? And I mean really wish as in need instead of just wanting to indulge? And now imagine that a) there were creature that can actually make your deepest wish come true and b) even figure out by themselves which wish is your absolute heart’s desire with no problems. Sounds like a really good thing and everyone gets to be happy. The end.
That would be pretty amazing but not very book-worthy with no conflict and all. So make the wish-granter a teenaged girl with all the insecurities despite not being human and also a boat load to psychological baggage. Add in some rebellion from said teenager at her destiny, a bunch of frenemies, family secrets, and a dictatorial ruling entity and there you have a plot worth telling. Season to taste with fun dialogue, several intriguing sub-plots, and themes of friendship and romance.

This is not due to the anniversary edition of the Aladdin DVD, I promise. Even though I love that movie and think that Genie was what made the movie. I don’t know what I’d do with three wishes ... I have some ideas, but I find the idea of having just one really interesting and worth considering. Would the number make a difference to your wish? It obviously can’t be getting a hundred wishes. Mastering a skill? Curing a disease? Finding a solution for a global problem? I’d really like to know what you’d come up with! Share wishes and teasers in the comments.


Stephen P. Bianchini said...

It looks really an interesting one. This is mine: http://earthianhivemind.net/2015/10/13/teaser-tuesday-october-13/

Sherry Fundin said...

I don't see a lot of books about Jinn, but I would love to. This sounds like a good one to me.
sherry @ fundinmental My TT

Ms. M. said...

An interesting premise there. Combine it with the cover picture and it becomes even more intriguing. My teaser is from a very funny book: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-XS

Tribute Books Mama said...

Nice cover and teaser!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Sounds like: be careful what you wish for! I'm intrigued.
My Tuesday post features Skinny Dip

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