THE GOLEM & THE JINNI: Simply Gorgeous

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The Golem and the Jinniby Helene Wecker
Reviewed by Consuelo

I definitely judged this book by its appearance. Simply stated, it’s gorgeous. It has a beautiful illustration of the Washington Square Arch on the cover and rich, navy blue edged pages. Just the look of the book made me excited to crack it open and see if the story would match in grandeur. And it sure didn’t disappoint.

Wecker’s debut novel is about two supernatural creatures who both end up alone in 1899 New York City. She breathes new life into the mythologies of golems and jinn (or genies) by mixing them together. While the novel does build up to a big climax in the end, it spends most of its time exploring these two characters. The Golem, for the purposes of this story, is made by her creator to be a reserved, hard-working , but curious woman to…

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