Book review

Book Review – The Golem and the Djinni

I’ve finally read my first book of 2016. Its so shameful that I haven’t read more this year but any time when I’m not studying, I’m sleeping, eating or attempting to socialise!

I went a bit crazy in a kindle book sale a few months back and one of the books I treated myself to was !

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Here’s the books description:

Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master, the husband who commissioned her, dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York in 1899.

Ahmad is a djinni, a being of fire, born in the ancient Syrian desert. Trapped in an old copper flask by a Bedouin wizard centuries ago, he is released accidentally by a tinsmith in a Lower Manhattan shop. Though he is no longer imprisoned, Ahmad is not entirely free – an unbreakable band of iron binds him to the physical world.

The Golem & The Djinni is their magical, unforgettable story; unlikely friends whose tenuous attachment challenges their opposing natures – until the night a terrifying incident drives them back into their separate worlds. But a powerful threat will soon bring Chava and Ahmad together again, challenging their existence and forcing them to make a fateful choice.

It was a great read, I stayed up until 1am three nights running to finish this!

Stories involving fantastical beings are always a favourite of mine and I loved seeing how a djinni (genie) felt when being trapped! Chava although a a creature made of clay has an amazing personality and seeing her struggle with her desires to help other and her desire to stay hidden was heart wrenching!

If you enjoy fantasy/historical fiction you’ll really enjoy this book!

Have you read any good books recently?

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