For the last two years Ari’s life has been anything but normal and on her 18th birthday, when her friends surprise her with a gimmick genie claiming to grant wishes, Ari discovers the truth. The tragic and strange occurrences surrounding her 16th birthday were not coincidental and her life is never going to be the same again.
Ari’s real parents are not normal. They are not loving. They are not human.
They are myth.
They are Smokeless Fire.
They are Jinn.
I had this book on my Kindle for a while but never brought myself to read it as every time I wanted to, I was constantly interrupted by other (more urgent) deadlines. But this time I forced myself to find a spot in between my deadlines and I'm glad I did because this book was amazing!
The word Jinn sounded familiar, I think it was mentioned in the TV show Charmed once, but it was a long time ago so I'm glad I could read what they were in the book.
The story was captivating, there is something about Jai that leaves you with no doubt on who to root for. I liked Ari very much, she's a very lonely girl but she tries not to show how sad and alone she is. Even though they don't really get along at the beginning, I think Jai is the only one who really sees her through.
And I loved the way Ari is struggling between Charlie and Jai, torn because she has feelings she doesn't want to admit she has. I also enjoyed the "excerpts" of the book Jai gave Ari to make her understand the whole story. It was good for me too, as it helped me understand the world of Jinns deeper.
A few steamy moments, I can't wait to read Scorched Skies! Samantha Young is a very talented author and I've got lots of work to do to keep up with her other novels, especially if they're as thrilling as this one was.