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Summoned (From Smokeless Fire #1) review ä 103 Ò The wrong jinn at the right time Zahara’s a force to be reckless withZahara party girl of the paranormal floats up out of a lamp in Daniel Goldstein‘s apartment ready to trick a sorcerer into giving up his soul But Daniel whose Moroccan grandmother has reached out from beyond the grThe wrong jinn at the right time Zahara’s a force to be reckless withZahara party girl of the paranormal floats up out of a lamp in Daniel Goldstein‘s apartment ready to trick a sorcerer into giving up his soul But Daniel whose Moroccan grandmother has reached out from beyond the grave to command him to raise a ji. Why I picked up this bookI received this ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review Okay let's be super honest I adore M A Guglielmo and I was lucky enough to read an early draft of this story years ago So when I found out the ARC was ready I was all grabby hands to read Zahara's story again She's the type of character you both want to cuddle and punch in the throat This review may contain spoilersWhat I lovedZahara is by far my favorite character Constantly obsessed with how people see her this lovely lady is always primping her own breasts wearing the tiniest most see through clothes and demanding everyone's attention be on her But when her true form is revealed it's hilarious to see how much it affects her—how something so simple to any other character forms one of the strongest cornerstones of her insecurityThis story is full of Moroccan beauty and culture including several words readers may not be familiar with Each one adds a deeper layer of flavor to the overall worldWhat I'd love to see ofI'm a huge fan off deep world building and even deeper character emotions While I loved Zahara's story one of the things that kept me a bit distanced from the characters is the emotions didn't seem to run deep and some reactions felt a little off hand to the severity of the dramaOverallThis is a beautiful debut for M A Guglielmo Due to some of the content I'd recommend for older teens and adults and could hit the sweet spot for both contemporary and contemporary fantasy readers Can't wait to see from this lovely author

Summoned From Smokeless Fire #1The wrong jinn at the right time Zahara’s a force to be reckless withZahara party girl of the paranormal floats up out of a lamp in Daniel Goldstein‘s apartment ready to trick a sorcerer into giving up his soul But Daniel whose Moroccan grandmother has reached out from beyond the grave to command him to raise a ji. Why I picked up this bookI received this ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review Okay let's be super honest I adore M A Guglielmo and I was lucky enough to read an early draft of this story years ago So when I found out the ARC was ready I was all grabby hands to read Zahara's story again She's the type of character you both want to cuddle and punch in the throat This review may contain spoilersWhat I lovedZahara is by far my favorite character Constantly obsessed with how people see her this lovely lady is always primping her own breasts wearing the tiniest most see through clothes and demanding everyone's attention be on her But when her true form is revealed it's hilarious to see how much it affects her—how something so simple to any other character forms one of the strongest cornerstones of her insecurityThis story is full of Moroccan beauty and culture including several words readers may not be familiar with Each one adds a deeper layer of flavor to the overall worldWhat I'd love to see ofI'm a huge fan off deep world building and even deeper character emotions While I loved Zahara's story one of the things that kept me a bit distanced from the characters is the emotions didn't seem to run deep and some reactions felt a little off hand to the severity of the dramaOverallThis is a beautiful debut for M A Guglielmo Due to some of the content I'd recommend for older teens and adults and could hit the sweet spot for both contemporary and contemporary fantasy readers Can't wait to see from this lovely author

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Summoned (From Smokeless Fire #1) ☆ Friend Zaid a jinn who’s converted to Islam reluctantly joins their uest As Daniel and Zaid struggle against jinn hunting mercenaries and their attraction to one other Zahara is forced to join forces with the fallen angel’s gorgeous but infuriating brother to stop a cataclysmic war between the human and jinn worl. I received a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewZahara party girl of the paranormal floats up out of a lamp in Daniel Goldstein‘s apartment ready to trick a sorcerer into giving up his soul But Daniel whose Moroccan grandmother has reached out from beyond the grave to command him to raise a jinn wants to do good—by stopping a vengeful fallen angelThis book's premise is great and the first few chapters hold up very well It's also one of the only paranormal fantasy book I've read that brings in Middle Eastern mythology and which is set in Morocco so that was great to learn about But as I continued reading I wanted a little depth from the characters I wanted relationships to develop at a meaningful level and because there wasn't time devoted to this the chemistry seemed a little false I also felt the plot dragged a little in the middle but the final fight scene at the end was exciting fast paced and pretty badass I just wish some of those characteristics were carried throughout the book rather than just at the beginning and end characters â eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ M.A. Guglielmo

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M.A. Guglielmo ✓ 3 review Nn wants to do good by stopping a vengeful fallen angelThe nymphomaniacal shopping obsessed Zahara isn’t the otherworldly ally Daniel had in mind A do gooder with a dangerous uest isn’t what Zahara’s looking for eitherStuck in a magical contract with each other the two travel to Morocco where Zahara’s handsome. I received a free copy from the publisher through Netgalley and voluntarily reviewed itWhen I saw that cover and read the blurb I knew I had to read this one I loved the sound of it and I was happy when I got approved on Netgalley and started reading the book shortly after I think the world the author has created in this series is very well done and I really liked the set up and parts of the plot but sadly it failed to entertain me as completely as I had hopedThe start of this book was brilliantly done that first chapters was so funny and I enjoyed the dialogue between Daniel and Zahara It has a bit of that vibe you have in those buddy movies although sadly I felt like it wasn't as strong in later parts of the book I liked the set up and was hooked from the start but somehow as the story progressed I started to lose interest Where the beginning was pretty fast paced the pace now seemed uite slow And on the one hand uite a lot happened and the pace felt slow but at the same time big events and reveals almost lacked impact There were also some parts where I would've liked a bit information or explanation as in some cases there was just one line that revealed things and as the reveals didn't really got the impact I had expected it was easy to forget certain details and who was responsible for what The intricate plot lines and reveals fell flat for me because of this There was one twist that was so obvious to me I didn't get why the characters thought somethingThe plot was mostly entertaining I just would've liked the pace to speed up a bit but the story was interesting to follow it just felt like the story didn't progress in a way I found interesting and it felt like it took a long time with less interesting events before they got further I was curious to find out how they were going to defeat this fallen angel as they seemed so much weaker than him but still determined There were also parts where they are fighting those on the same side and this happens multiple times which felt a bit frustrating as you know they are on the same sideThe characters were likable and or interesting Zahara probably was one of my favorites with her love for clothes and sweet things and how her whole family are these evil jinn and she doesn't uite fit in I enjoyed seeing her slowly change throughout the book and do some good deeds as well I would've liked a bit insight in her motivations Her relationship with her mother also was uite interesting And I liked how she interacted with DanielDaniel is a typical American guy until one day his dead grandma send shim a letter to save the world and call up a jinn which is how he gets involved in this whole plot line I actually kinda liked how normal he was He was very determined although at times I was unsure why he was so determined to follow this uest While the characters were all interesting I wouldn't have minded a bit less focus on the plot and a bit on the the characters their emotions their relationships and interactions and what they're going through Now it lacked a certain emotional depth at times Even with the big things they're going through it just felt like they just shrugged and continued onI also have to admit I expected way romance based on the blurb than the book actually had I wouldn't classify this as a romance book but an urban fantasy with a hint of romance As for the romances there are two potential romances Daniel and Zaid who seem to have mutual attraction although I couldn't figure out why they fell for each other And there are only a few scenes with just the two of them and only one scene plus the end that even felt a bit romantic in nature I just didn't feel their romance at all and I would've liked to see their relationship build a bit and see why they liked the otherThen there is Zahara and Hurat Zahara's attraction to Hurat was clear and I am glad their romance doesn't really progress much beyond that as I felt like it fit the plot They start off as enemies and slowly grow a bit closer and have a bit of mutual regard The pace which with this progressed was well doneSo with how both those romances progressed or didn't it did make this book very light on romance and I had hoped for romance And at the same time it makes sense it's light on romance as they are trying to save the world I guess I still would've liked some romance as those feelings and emotions don't always wait for a convenient moment And I went in expecting romance so that didn't uite mash with what I got I did really like the whole idea of jinn the different factions and powers and everything we learn about them It did feel a bit confusing at times but that's mostly because I know very little about the jinn and while there is world building and explanations it still didn't uite feel like enough Or maybe that's just because I wanted to know There were some interesting dynamics and rules here They also felt a bit demonic here but not sure if all jinn were that way or only some of them Then there are the angels or fallen angels and we actually learn almost nothing about what angels are and how they fit into this world So that was a bit weirdThe setting in Morocco also was uite interesting and there are some scenes and references that make it obvious the author knows uite a bit about the setting I would've liked some description at times so the setting would've come aliveTo summarize Summoned has a great concept and I liked learning about the fascinating world of the jinn The story and the set up were great but somewhere along the way I kinda lost interest in the story The pace felt slow and big reveals lacked impact I would've liked a bit focus on the characters their motivations emotions and relationships The romance was uite limited with Daniel falling for the jinn Zaid but there isn't really any build up or romance scenes I didn't feel their romance sadly Zahara and Hurat had a mutual attraction but I actually was kinda happy it didn't go further than that as this fit the characters and plot better I liked Zahara's character with how she was supposed to be evil but had a soft side too and slowly changes a bit throughout the book Daniel was just a normal guy which was interesting to have as a main character He was very determined to see this uest through but I had trouble understanding why he was so motivated to do this I liked the world building and it was interesting to learn about the jinn it's just that I wanted to know even The setting in Morocco was fun although I would've liked some descriptions so it would come alive