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The Queen's Gift

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Fifteen-year-old, late-bloomer Jean Elliott dreams of becoming a Genie like her mom. When her family relocates to Tokyo, Jean is forced to use sleight-of-hand tricks to fool everyone at school into believing that she’s a normal Preternatural or risk expulsion. When her power finally appears, it comes in the form of the Queen's Gift--an unspeakable magic that strips power f ...more
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Published December 15th 2014 by Smallbites Online Learning, Inc.
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❀Aimee❀ Just one more page...
Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
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3.5 Stars

I had a lot of fun reading this one. I've recently been through a slew of books I either didn't care for or were just "eh". I haven't had a good paranormal romp in a bit and this had a genie's daughter as the MC.

Some themes are recognizable, but somehow there was a certain charm to it.

There's a mean girl lion shapeshifter, the ghoul best friend, the fey silent type, siren teachers, the shapeshifter hot jock, and a lot more. There's mystery, monster-hunting, sleight-of-hand trickery, sna
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Camly Nguyen
Feb 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
This review contains spoilers.

When Jean's parents decided to move to Japan, they thought it would be a good thing to send Jean into the TIPS, a school made for people with special powers. The only problem is, Jean has no powers. Her parents know it, her brothers know it and Spider, a Fey acquaintance, knows it. Not wanting to dishonor her mother that happens to be one of the best Spell teachers of TIPS, Jean has to use normal human magic to try to fit in. But when a mysterious palace door random
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Kelly Gunderman
Feb 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
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I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

When I first started reading this book, I was on the fence about it. It was, to me, such a typical high-school drama book that I didn't think I could stand. But, I kept reading, and truth me told, I found it was a fun, light read, and I was easily drawn in after a few more chapters. I didn't want to put it down.

The book starts off with fifteen year old Jean, who has a genie for a mother, and want
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Jessica
Feb 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Shay VanZwoll
Feb 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
On the surface, Jean is a standard Preternatural: The daughter of a Genie and a Half-Incubus, she seemingly has minor powers destined to someday match her the glory of her mother's. Unfortunately, Jean's life is a lie. Hiding the fact that she is powerless with slight-of-hand and other "Common" stage magic, Jean just wants to attend a Preter school in the hopes that something will spark her power, wakening in her the magic of a Genie.

They always say that you should be careful what you wish for.

A
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Jaclyn
Feb 09, 2015 rated it liked it
I received a copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

You can read more reviews on my blog, My Life as a Bookworm

Jean and her family moved to Tokyo to start again and she convinced her parents to allow her to enroll at the Preternatural school even though she has no powers of her own. She uses slight of hand tricks like Houdini to fool everyone though not everyone is fooled. When white creatures start showing up around town and being seen by Commone
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Alyce Hunt
Dec 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
Jean Elliott hasn't had the easiest start in life. Her mother is a Genie, her father is an Incubus... But Jean is completely powerless in her magical family. For years she attended school with the Commons (regular people, muggles, whatever you want to refer to them as) but Jean begs her parents to allow her to attend school for Preternaturals, hoping that being in the same vicinity as magical beings will encourage her powers to appear.
After uprooting the family, Jean starts school at T.I.P.S -
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Ashley Dotson
Mar 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Queen's Gift was a very intriguing book that, in a few ways, sort of reminded me of Monster High, but more for older teenagers. There's a lot of types of Preternaturals, including genies, ghouls, fey, incubi, sparks, vampires, shifters - the list goes on. There's enough information given about all of them that I feel I mostly understand what they are.

I wasn't very sure what the plot was at first, other than Jean being a powerless teen in a school full of Preternaturals, using Common sleight-
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Dana
Feb 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading this young adult supernatural fantasy story. Fifteen year old Jean is a preternatural, daughter of a genie who should have magical powers, but so far, her powers have not shown up yet. Her family has moved to Tokyo where she is going to a preter school for magical kids, and even though she has no powers yet, she plans to fake them. To her surprise, her powers finally show up, and they are not what she was expecting or hoping for. There is friendship, a little romance, mystery a ...more
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