(Feiwel & Friends, April 21, 2015)
One of the Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror of 2015 by VOYA Magazine"This well-written title . . . will not stay on the shelf." -- VOYA Starred Review"The only thing it left me wishing for was the sequel!" -- New York Times best-selling author Anna Banks "A fresh, gently subversive tale with a new strain of paranormal problems at its core." -- B&N Teen BlogExcerpt: A chisel, a hammer, a wrench. A sander, a drill, a power saw. A laser, a heat gun, a flaming torch. Nothing cuts through the bangle. Nothing I conjure even makes a scratch. I had to try, just to besure. But the silver bangle encircling my wrist can't be removed. It was smart of my mother to secure it in the middle of the night while I was asleep, unable to protest.Though my Jinn ancestry means magic has always been inside me, the rules don't allow me to begin drawing upon it until the day I turn sixteen. The day I receive my silver bangle. The day I officially become a genie.Today.Wishing Doesn't Make It So, Azra Does. Harry Potter meets Twilight in debut novelist Lori Goldstein's magical tale of sixteen-year-old Azra, a teenage girl whose Jinn ancestry transforms her into a modern-day genie. With the power to grant anyone's wish but her own, Azra pretends to be human, spending her days at the beach, enjoying a budding romance, and evading her Jinn destiny. But when she discovers she may not be like the rest of her circle of Jinn, will her powers save or endanger them all?