Tawney Thursday: Becoming Jinn Review and Giveaway

Today we're having a giveaway with my review!

Let's take a look at Becoming Jinn!

  • 3 1/2 out of 5 stars
  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Wishing doesn't make it so, Azra does. 
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.

Tawney's Review: 

This is the first in a series about genies. I was a skeptic. I'm not fond of genies.

But I was surprised how easily I fell into this world. Azra fights her heritage throughout the book. She turns 16 and immediately changes into a Jinn, new looks and powers. Once the Jinn life had been good but now they are slaves to the Afrit. The whole book centers on Azra's fight against her powers and of course teen angst. 

There is a love triangle but it isn't too bad. The world building was great and the characters wonderful. It was a unique take on the Jinn mythology. 

 Azra herself was tough to like at first. I had a difficult time connecting with her or feeling sympathy for her. She annoyed me at the beginning because she constantly complained about her situation.  But as the story began to unravel I grew to like her. 

The ending was great with revelations and I will definitely read the second book. I liked that this book is a fantasy genre but if you take away the Jinn and magic you have a coming of age story about a teenage.

Here's your chance to win the book!

Follow Seeing Double in Neverland blog and comment below on what three wishes you would like a Jinn to grant. 


  1. 1) I could have any book I want, anytime , anywhere.
    2) I could have any manga I want, anytime , anywhere.
    3)I could have any movie I want, anytime , anywhere.

  2. I would want a never empty bank accoun
    a cabin in the woods with its very own library
    a job i love

  3. The ability to not procrastinate
    A bookshelf big enough to hold all the books I want
    The ability to manipulate reality


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