One Wish Away (Djinn Empire #1) – Ingrid Seymour

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Synopsis 

Faris is a Djinn with a secret and Marielle the first master to give him hope. Will she be the one to break his curse? There is no telling. All he really knows is she’s ONE WISH AWAY from breaking his heart.

When Marielle was little, she used to believe Grandpa about his wish-granting Djinn. But now that she’s older, her beliefs have changed, and things like lousy ex-boyfriends and alcoholic fathers have become her reality.

Life isn’t done shattering her truths, though, and when Grandpa dies and the Djinn he warned her never to trust shows up at her doorstep, the world becomes a dangerous, magical place she never knew existed. Reeling for her once-normal life, Marielle soon realizes there’s no going back—not when she’s become part of a mortal conflict between two spell-bound Djinn. Faris—her handsome slave. And Zet—his vengeance-hungry brother. They both want something from her. One, her love. The other one, her life.

Now she’s afraid she will die in love.

One Wish Away is a young adult paranormal romance that will appeal to lovers of Hush Hush, Twilight, and the Fallen series.

Review 

**Disclaimer: I received this ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review**

This book is due to be released in Feb 2017 and I cannot wait for more people to read it so that I have someone to fangirl with! I had zero expectations heading into this, but the concept sounded interesting and reminded me a little bit of The Assassin’s Curse, which I absolutely adored. 

The plot was captivating from the first 10 pages of the book. There was so much going on alongside the character introductions and world building. The authors writing is beautiful and portrays emotions incredibly well. There were quite a few creepy moments throughout the book that made me feel scared for the main protagonist – Marielle. 

Marielle is a great character. She is very realistic in terms of her emotions. Rather than being portrayed as a typical overdramatic teenage girl, she is presented as an adult who is both allowing herself to grieve and pushing herself past her grief. In lots of YA novels, the authors add in a tragic event, yet they never seem to mention the emotional aftermath that occurs after said event. 

Faris, the jaw-dropping Djinn is the perfect guy. For once, I’ve read a book where the male protagonist isn’t cocky, arrogant and debonair.Faris happens to be polite, kind and realistic… for the lack of a better word. I couldn’t help but fall for his charm. I loved the way the author made him see old fashioned and not a typical 21st-century teen, as it added an edge of mystery to the character. 

The antagonists of the novel were also very well portrayed. If you’ve read some of my previous reviews before, you’ll know that I love novel with positive underlying themes. I personally believe that in our day and age they are very important, which is why I was pleasantly surprised to find out that this book revolved around the idea of forgiveness. 

I have previously reviewed Keeper by Ingrid Seymour and loved that book! At this point, I think that It is safe to say that I definitely a fan of her writing and look forward to reading more of the novels.

Rating  5/5 Stars

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Keeper (The Morphid Chronicles #1) – Ingrid Seymour

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Synopsis – 

For fans of The Mortal Instruments series.

Samantha thinks of herself as human, ordinary, and a little too full around the hips—a super cute look for a future chef, if you ask her. And she’s sort of right, except about being ordinary…oh…and human. She also won’t be full around the hips for very long, not with the inevitable metamorphosis coming her way.

In her oblivious existence, all she can think about is going to culinary school, away from her uncaring, bordering-on-hateful parents.

But all that is about to change when Greg—an otherworldly, amazing-looking guy—saves her from an unexpected magical attempt on her life and informs her that he is her Keeper, compelled to protect her even at the cost of his own life. Oh, and by the way, that she isn’t human, after all.

The attempts on her life become commonplace and secrets and threats from a dark, forgotten past reveal themselves and send her life into turmoil.

As Samantha tries to come to terms with this new reality, she must rediscover herself and face the possibility of being the key to the survival of a dying race.

Goodreads Rating – 4,22/5 stars 

My Review – 

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I thought that this book was great! It had great character development, romance, an interesting plot line and a great sense of humour. It is an exciting young adult, urban fantasy for ages 12+. It is written in multiple points of views featuring the voices of Greg, Sam, and Ashby in a POV per chapter regime.

I fell in love with our three main characters – Sam, Greg and Ashby. The characters were portrayed really well. I was able to relate and sympathise with each and every one of them. Sam is a badass protagonist and is portrayed really well. She is a strong female character that deals with her family issues in a realistic manner without the usual over dramatisation that we see way too often in YA novels.

The relationships between the characters made me laugh, cry and giggle. Ashby and Greg were constantly bickering but it was amusing. They both become serious and caring when Sam is in danger and are able to put there differences aside. There is obviously a love triangle, which I thought would be really annoying but the author has made it fit the plot line rather than simply creating a female character that doesn’t know what she wants.

I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in this genre and wants to read an awesome book!

My rating – 4/5 stars

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Goodreads – Katerina Turner