was started by Breaking the Spine and serves to showcase those books
that aren’t released yet, but that we’re eagerly awaiting.
Name: Becoming Jinn (Becoming Jinn #1)
Author: Lori Goldstein
Number of Pages: 384 pages in Hardcover
Published: April 21st 2015 by Feiwel & Friends
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance
Forget everything you thought you knew about genies! Azra has just turned sixteen, and overnight her body lengthens, her olive skin deepens, and her eyes glisten gold thanks to the brand-new silver bangle that locks around her wrist. As she always knew it would, her Jinn ancestry brings not just magical powers but the reality of a life of servitude, as her wish granting is controlled by a remote ruling class of Jinn known as the Afrit. To the humans she lives among, she’s just the girl working at the snack bar at the beach, navigating the fryer and her first crush. But behind closed doors, she’s learning how to harness her powers and fulfill the obligations of her destiny. Mentored by her mother and her Zar “sisters”, Azra discovers she may not be quite like the rest of her circle of female Jinn . . . and that her powers could endanger them all. As Azra uncovers the darker world of becoming Jinn, she realizes when genies and wishes are involved, there’s always a trick.
I was truly taken by the first sentence of the blurb. Can’t recall the last time or even if I’ve read about genies so I really think that this would be a treat. The entire concept would definitely set the book apart from all those usual vampires, witches and the like so I’m without a doubt excited to read this. I’ve also seen some friends from Goodreads who marked the book as-to-read. I guess a lot has found the book intriguing to wait for it too. And wait, I think the cover is nice. Not really striking, but interesting enough and look.. it compliments my blog. Lol! Almost matching my theme. Cute! 😀
Yeah. I know. This is the part that you’re looking forward to..
Check out the following giveaways 😀
This one’s from Goodreads and today is the last day to join this!
Goodreads Book Giveaway
Feb 01 – Feb 24, 2015
This Rafflecopter giveaway is from Sajda of Across the Words. She hosted this giveaway for her birthday feature. To thank her followers for the support they’ve given her. There are also several books she’s giving away along with Becoming Jinn so you might want to check her page.
Rafflecopter Book Giveaway
Feb 07 – Mar 01, 2015
You can also take note of Lori’s events 😀
READING AT MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY AUTHOR FESTIVAL
Saturday, February 21, 2015 10:30-1 pm
Where: Memorial Hall Library, Andover, MA
READING AT NYC TEEN AUTHOR FESTIVAL‘s BIG READ
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Where: NYC, Venue TBA
PRESENTER AT COLORADO TEEN LITERATURE CONFERENCE
Saturday, April 11, 2015 7:30 am-4:30 pm
Where: Colorado Teen Literature Conference, Tivoli, Auraria Campus, Downtown Denver, CO
>>>>>>> BECOMING JINN RELEASE DAY! <<<<<<
PANELIST AND SIGNING AT NEWBURYPORT LITERARY FESTIVAL
Friday, April 24, 2015: Opening Night
Saturday, April 25, 2015: Panel and Signing
Where: Newburyport Literary Festival, Newburyport, MA
BECOMING JINN BOOK LAUNCH AT PORTER SQUARE BOOKS
Monday, April 27, 2015 7 pm
Where: Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA
PANELIST AND SIGNING AT TUFTS LIBRARY
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 6 pm
Where: Tufts Library, Weymouth, MA
PRESENTER AT GRUB STREET’S MUSE AND THE MARKETPLACE CONFERENCE
Friday-Sunday, May 1-3, 2015: Attendance
Saturday, May 2, 2015: Session and book signing
Where: Muse and the Marketplace, Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA
PANELIST AND SIGNING AT SANDWICH PUBLIC LIBRARY
Friday May 8, 2015 6 pm
Where: Sandwich Public Library, Sandwich, MA
READING AND SIGNING AT EIGHT COUSINS BOOKSTORE
Saturday, May 9, 2015 4 pm
Where: Eight Cousins, Falmouth, MA
PANELIST AND SIGNING AT SC BOOK FESTIVAL
Friday, May 15, 2015: Opening Reception
Saturday-Sunday, May 16-17, 2015: Panel and Signing
Where: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Columbia, SC
Man Lori’s not quite busy. Did you notice? HAHA! Lori also revealed Becoming Jinn’s First Chapter on her blog as a sneak peek of the book so check that too. I think I’ve covered everything. I’ll update this whenever I’ll find something new until this will be released. So always check back when you’re free. Okay? Or perhaps you could let me know how you feel about the issue of authors harassing reviewers. By the way, care to share the books you’re dying to read? Comment and I’ll check on it. 😀
9 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday #39”
Thanks so much for including my giveaway info on here! I’m so happy to hear that you’re excited about this book =)
My pleasure babe! Hey! Ive joined your giveaway. Hope I could win 😀
becoming jinn sounds amazing.
My Waiting on Wednesday
I couldn’t agree more ♥
Sweet, that’s a lot of events in and around my neck of the woods! Jinn/genies are definitely on the rise in popularity these days, but I really like the sound of this particular story. Great pick!!
Here’s My WoW!
This sounds really intriguing right? It’s great that you can check these events out. Lucky you! Have a great week ♥
Great choice! I am really excited for this one too because of genies. I have never read a book about genies before, let alone in YA! I hope you have a great week, I am a new follower. 🙂
Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian
Genies are cool right? This sounds unique. Can’t wait to read it. Have a great week too. Followed you on Google babe! ♥