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One wish remains before Zubis is released. His vengeance has percolated for 3,000 years. Bethany O'Brien is linked to Zubis by an ancient betrayal and is the only person who can vanquish him.
Book Nymph Review
Zubis is among the last of the race of djinn who remain on earth. Cursed by King Solomon three thousand years ago, the genie must fulfill a third wish before he is released from bondage to the House of Saud. Once free, he will unleash the captive djinn of Jinnistan to unseat the hierarchy of humans. Bethany O'Brien, an editor in Washington, D.C., is bound to Zubis by an ancient betrayal. She will have to salvage her existence as the Asima Uruk so that she can destroy Zubis. Those same memories reveal a conspiracy that implicates Bethany and challenges everything she believes. The key to her redemption is recorded within the rituals of three world religions. The Middle East becomes the center of a struggle for the third wish that will strip truth from desire and set world governments on the brink of disaster.
It took me a while to get into this book. It seemed to drag on a bit in the beginning but, then, all of a sudden, it picked up and was in full swing. It got to the point when I couldn't wait to get to the end to find out what happens. K.F. Zuzula really did create a wonderful book and did a great job combining to worlds, two times, and two cultures.
I feel as though if I say to much about this book, I could give away an aspect that shouldn't be said. But let me just say that this book is such an adventure you will want to read at superhuman speed. There is an aspect of mystery to everything; at some points you can kind of predict what might happen, but then you are handed twists that completely change the outcome. And let me just say, I was not expecting the end at all. AT ALL.
Overall I think this was a good book, not one of my favorites, not one that I will read over and over, but definitely good. For readers who are actually young adult I don't not recommend you picking this one up. For all of you others...I suggest it if you like mystery and adventure!
Carrie Vaughn's Reads
is an interesting and unique tale. The characters all have phenomenal chemistry, and the journey they embark on to save the world is exciting. The story being set in the Middle East gave this book a very different cultural vibe, and I'm sure the amount of research that goes into writing a story like this is huge! I really enjoyed the mystique in the beginning of the story, and towards the middle it kind of faded out for me. It definitely picked back up in the end when everything came to a head and made for a great finale. Overall I enjoyed Zubis Rises a lot!
It is also a Next Generation Indie Book Awards Winner!
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