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The Golem and the Jinni Review

Happy Friday Everyone!!!

We have made it to the last day before the weekend, and I couldn’t be happier! Today I wanted to stick with the magical reviews that I have been doing this week, and I can’t think of a better book to finish the week out with. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker is one magical, thrilling adventure that you don’t want to miss!

The description was taken from the Goodreads website:

“In The Golem and the Jinni, a chance meeting between mythical beings takes readers on a dazzling journey through cultures in turn-of-the-century New York.

Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic and dies at sea on the voyage from Poland. Chava is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York harbor in 1899.

Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire born in the ancient Syrian desert, trapped in an old copper flask, and released in New York City, though still not entirely free.

Ahmad and Chava become unlikely friends and soul mates with a mystical connection. Marvelous and compulsively readable, Helene Wecker’s debut novel The Golem and the Jinni weaves strands of Yiddish and Middle Eastern literature, historical fiction and magical fable, into a wondrously inventive and unforgettable tale.”

I don’t want to say much more about what happens in this book, because I don’t want to give anything away. But I will say this…..Helene brings you on a wonderful journey where two unlikely creatures meet each other and become friends. This story is so powerful that it will stick with you for years to come. When I was reading this book, I was so engrossed into another culture that I knew nothing about, and let me tell you it was thrilling to learn about. Helene’s creative way of writing will leave you mystified and wanting more. Ahmad and Cheva’s relationship will leave you breathless, and have you believing in the magic of soulmates!

Go on a journey with two souls bound together my wonderful readers!


Image taken from the Goodreads website.

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