Jack and Djinn
One night, Ben’s alcohol-fueled abuse explodes hotter than it ever has before, and Miriam isn’t sure she’ll survive it this time.
Then Miriam meets ...more
LOVED! Where do I start? How about I start with the fact that I just inhaled this book! I was captivated from the first word to the last. I was never bored, or distracted, completely taken by the thrill and suspense.
Jack and Djinn is a step outside the norm for a Jasinda Wilder book, but that just makes it so much more impressive! Wilder takes a gander at the paranormal romance genre, and produces an original and exciting read. Jack and Djinn is a great mix of reality and the supernatur ...more
I loved the cover of this book and admit to being lured in by the great colors and design combined with the title. I'm a sucker for great marketing! But it's the writing and story that kept me reading. Amber Sweetapple can write! Her descriptions of the magic in this book are very poetic. I guess I shouldn't be surprised to see she writes poetry too. Oh, and the sexy parts were just sexy enough for me. Weeee! :) I don't want to put any spoilers ...more
Well, it's official, I am a Jasinda Wilder virgin no more. Now, I know some of you are doing the Minion Whaaat?!" expression from Despicable Me, but it's the truth. Jack and Djinn popped my cherry and it was an excellent book to have popped it! I so very much enjoyed reading this book and I'm very excited to read more from Ms. Wilder!
Miriam al-Mansur's life has nev ...more
Jack and Djinn begins with two detectives at a murder scene - an unrecognizably burned body was found in a casino. However, the fire seemed to only burn the victim, not anything around him, leaving the detectives baffled.
We quickly skip back to a few weeks before the incident and meet Miriam, our female protagonist. Miriam has led quite a difficult life. She lost the only positive male figure in her life at the tender age of 11, her mom abandoned her as a teenager ...more
A paranormal murder mystery!! The story starts with a murder at the MGM Casino in Detroit. I thought this was really cool since I live within driving distance of this area. The 2 detectives come onto a burned body. It is strange because it is burned, almost cremated yet nothing around it is burned. No signs of trauma, nothing. The author has 2 stories going together. One investigating the murder and the other leading up to the murder. They intersect in the end. Miriam is a young gi ...more
*insta love - they know each other for three hours before they speak of wanting nothing more than "to be together".
*no real consistency in her powers
*her powers magically manifest after years of being dormant when there is no actual change around. What made them burst? It would've made more sense if she had met Jack before it started, because then there would be an actual trigger instead of this rather convenient sudden manifestation...
*CALL THE EFFING COPS! I know t ...more
The price was the only good thing about this book. (It was free).
Miriam is dating an abusive a-hole named Ben. I have no idea why she puts up with him. She has a job, she has her own place, and she's beautiful so it's not like she's dependent on him and can't get away easily. She never calls the police and she prefers the nights when he just uses her to get off and goes to sleep. What a way to live.
But then strange things start happening. Ben starts to get things h ...more
Jasinda composed a novel driven by raw and riveting emotion. Bearings derived from life's realities and genuinely conceivable circumstances. The characters are rich and intriguing, well developed with the unmistakable blazing chemistry that IS Jasinda Wilder.
And it's not because the writing was poor, or that the characters were believable, in some ways they were too believable. And that was the problem. Because this book starts out chronicling Miriams' abusive relationship with her boyfriend. And it was hard to read. Even when the magical stuff started happening, it was a bit hard to believe.
Jack swoops in on a motorcycle and swe ...more
Q1: What happens when an awesome contemporary romance/erotica author, decides to dive into paranormal romance?
Answer: You never know, sometimes they ace it, sometimes they don’t.
Q2: What happens when Jasinda Wilder, decides to dive into paranormal romance?
Answer: We receive and awesome surprise debut!!
Writing reviews about a paranormal romance book is often difficult. You can’t mention a lot of things so you don’t give spoilers. You can’t explain t ...more
When we first meet Miriam, she has some issues within her life. She has a history of abusive relationships and her curre ...more
I've read loads of paranormal books before, but never about a Djinni...
Actually thought it was a "genie" in a lamp...rub the lamp...and your three wishes would be granted... Which it sorta was...but not!?
Personally I would've played around with this concept, as the idea is genius!!
It was strange how Jack just accepted who she was...glowing ball of fire girlfriend with healing abilities...and she healed him a lot through the story...
Luckily in the end, the story came together... ...more
Wow just wow I finally read my first Jasinda Wilder book and I really really loved and enjoyed it. This is my first Djinn book that I have ever read. This amazing book have two different povs which did not bother me at all one pov is in the present time and the other pov is in a month in the past. I am not going too go into too much details about this amazing book but I will tell you. That ...more
The heroine Miriam is in a very dangerous situation. She seems to find herself in one bad relationship after another. But like many abusive relationships, she is unable to find a safe way to leave her volatile, complete jerk off of a boyfriend Ben. I found Miriam's cha ...more
This story revolves around Jack, an mechanic and artist, and Miriam, a woman just realizing that she is more than she ever imagined. Miriam is in an abusive relationship with Ben, a former Marine that served two tours in Afghanistan. The clever part about this book is that it goes back and forth between the past and the present. The present revolves around a homicide detective, Carson, who is investigating the death of a man that was burned to a crisp in a very unusual way ...more
What I appreciated, as I often do in a Wilder creation, was emo ...more
I tell you this with every single fiber in my body, read Jack and Djinn. Do you like mythology? Read Jack and Djinn. Do you like symbolism and strong plots? Read Jack and Djinn. You don't read paranormal books? You don't like characters with powers? Throw out all your preconceived notions and read this book!
Miriam has had a horrid life, including death, abandonment, homelessness, and abuse. She is in a relationship with Ben who sees her more as property
This was interesting. I think there were two different stories told here; the paranormal aspects and the romance. The romance took center stage and the paranormal aspects were left hanging in the wind.
I read a lot of paranormal romances and it just didn't connect like I wanted it to. The romance side of the book was perfection and I really enjoyed Miriam's story and her journey to really finding out who she was & what s ...more
Ok, Miriam, is in a shitty relationship. The worst kind. Ben is just a POS after coming home from his tours in Afghanistan. Having only known these kinds of relationships, she deals with it and tells herself this is what she deserves.
One day, a life savior helps her after an ass beating from Ben. And Jack, is perfect. Miriam just knows he is too good for her, and she will never deserve him. But, he doesn't stop trying. The more she is around him, the more angry she ...more
This story was different from Jasinda's other writings, but I think it just makes it that more special. She could have made this a typical love story...guys saves girl, th ...more
I enjoyed this book, it had just the right amount of angst, mystery and drama. I really enjoyed this more unusual take on the paranormal. I had never heard of djinn before, so that was interesting. Although I really liked Jack and Mi ...more
Jasinda continues to provide her readers with strong characters that we all love to connect with. In this world or an other, who doesn't want want a hot hero to ...more
It is a perfect medley of paranormal, reality and romance which Jasinda writes very well, i loved the connection betwe ...more
5 Sighs for this imaginative captivating story
The story of Jack and Djinn was surreal and unlike anything I've ever read.
I've read everything Mrs. Wilder has ever written and this is definitely outside of her comfort zone and I LOVED it. It just made me love her writing even more. When a writer takes the risk of dabbling in different genres, they earn even more respect from me.
I can't wait to read more of their story!