Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Teaser Tuesday: Circle of Jinn by Lori Goldstein

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat.
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!

Circle of Jinn by Lori Goldstein.

Circle of Jinn –
Feiwel and Friends

I guess logic and reason are no match for desire. Wanting something to be true can make it so. At least in one’s own mind.
— Chapter 16

“You tried harder than anyone else would have.”
“But I’m not anyone else. I’m your best friend. And best friends don’t give up.”
— Chapter 22

I don’t know how summer is coming along for you but at my end it’s leaving a lot to be desired. I can fully empathise with the Jinn of this book who light a fire in September in New England, because it’s too darn cold. Apart from that sympathy, this book feels like a slightly typical second book in a trilogy but then again not completely as it is the final book in a dulogy and thus clearly pushes the overall plot along without being too messy in its internal plot. I can’t really say much more without giving anything away. But if you’ve read the first book and where left with a lot of questions, quite a few of them get answered ... and then you get a set of brand new ones.
One aspect I really enjoy about this Jinn universe is that the wisher is kept unaware and that the Jinn has to fulfil the honest to goodness deepest wish a person has instead of three wishes that might be made for personal gain, but don’t actually help.

The prognosis for summer here is mixed at best, which would have a nice reading touch to it, but I actually enjoy sitting in the sun to read so maybe someone can wish for that. Do you have an outside reading spot? Let’s hear from you in the comments.


Vonnie said...

I haven't heard of this series but I do like the second teaser about friends. I hope your summer gets better!

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The Candid Cover said...

The first book in the series was so much fun. I am glad to hear that there are some things tied up from the first novel. I do hope to read this one as well. Great teaser! I hope that you enjoy this one! :)

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Kathy Martin said...

I haven't heard of these books before. I'll be adding them to my wishlist. My teaser this week comes from The Deception of the Emerald Ring by Lauren Willig. Happy reading!

JLS Hall said...

Excellent teasers! New author and books for me, and they sound really intriguing. Thanks for sharing, and I hope you have a wonderful summer! (I don't usually read outdoors -- too many bugs!)

Here's my teaser from a vintage Sharyn McCrumb mystery

Literary Feline said...

You are more likely to find me reading indoors in the summer. It's always too hot for me. 110F this coming weekend if the meteorologists are right. :-(

I really like the teasers you shared and am curious now about this series.

I shared my teaser for Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman today.

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