The Fire Wish by Amber Lough
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Publication Date: July 2014
Source: Review copy from Netgalley
Najwa is a jinni,
training to be a spy in the war against the humans. Zayele is a human on
her way to marry a prince of Baghdad—which she’ll do anything to avoid.
So she captures Najwa and makes a wish. With a rush of smoke and fire,
they fall apart and re-form—as each other. A jinni and a human, trading
lives. Both girls must play their parts among enemies who would kill
them if the deception were ever discovered—enemies including the young
men Najwa and Zayele are just discovering they might love.
I just don't quite know what to think of this book. There were some interesting elements here. I liked the setting, and I liked that there were jinni's (which you don't read a whole lot of in books). I thought the author was talented, but then at the same time some of the writing seemed very stilted and just didn't work for me.
I didn't buy the romances at all, or the instant friendships. It was like some of these characters were willing to put everything on the line for a person after they had known them for one day.
It was an easy book to read, but I can't say I'd recommend it.