Jinni. Empress. Warrior. Slave.
Nalia is a jinni of tremendous ancient power, the only survivor of a coup that killed nearly everyone she loved. Stuffed into a bottle and sold by a slave trader, she's now in hiding on the dark caravan, the lucrative jinni slave trade between Arjinna and Earth, where jinn are forced to grant wishes and obey their human masters' every command. She'd give almost anything to be free of the golden shackles that bind her to Malek, her cruel master, and his lavish Hollywood lifestyle.
Enter Raif, the enigmatic leader of Arjinna's revolution and Nalia's sworn enemy. He promises to release Nalia from her master so that she can return to her ravaged homeland and free her imprisoned brother - all for an unbearably high price. Nalia's not sure she can trust him, but Raif's her only hope of escape. With her enemies on the hunt, Earth has become more perilous than ever for Nalia. There's just one catch: for Raif's unbinding magic to work, Nalia must gain possession of her bottle - and keep the dangerously persuasive Malek from trapping her inside it.
Battling a dark past and harboring a terrible secret, Nalia soon realizes her freedom may come at too terrible a cost.
In this gorgeous fantasy, Heather Demetrios brings to life a deliciously seductive world where a wish can be a curse and shadows are sometimes safer than the light.
©2014 Heather Demetrios (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers
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Absolutely! In fact I probably should. I tried to read the book and gave up. But I knew it was a good story and I'm so glad I listened to it. The narrator really brought the characters to life.
Nalia. I absolutely loved her! Her love for her friends, her country, the people in her world. Her dedication. Even her empathy for Malik.
Again, I tried to read the book. I just couldn't read it. But Erin Mallon brought the story to life, the characters came alive. I would have missed a great story without the audio book!
With all the twists and turns I did have a lot of "Oh No's!" that my family wondered about, but the twist at the end really had me. I thought it would go a very different way.
I will definitely get the next book on audio!
I really enjoyed this story. I am a narrator snob and this one is on my meh list. All the dramatic breathing is exhausting. I need oxygen after listening to her.
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