REVIEW: “The Golem and the Jinni” by Helene Wecker

“Now as then, he sensed the threads of his life scattering and rearranging before this new and overwhelming thing that had landed among them.”

My rating out of 5: 5

Pair with: The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud

Brief thoughts on The Bartimaeus Trilogy:
This was the first series I read as a teen that was very upfront about politics and corruption as one of its main themes. This dystopian London is genius not only for the overwhelming creativity Stroud pours into it, but for its rather eerie echoes to similar things happening even today. The characters are brilliant — especially its titular djinn, Bartimaeus — and the arcs taken by all of them are so beautifully constructed. The second book is a little slow in comparison to the first and third, but I still rate the entire series a 5 out of 5.


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