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Theft of Sapphire

(The Horrendous Imaginings #1)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  65 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Four clans of genies are hidden deep in an abandoned mine, surrounded by a forest full of monsters, mysteries and treasure.

5/5 stars. “Best teen fiction since Harry Potter!” Amazon reviewer

5/5 stars. “If you love the Harry Potter series, you will love this.” Amazon reviewer.

5/5 stars. “Like Harry Potter meets fablehaven. An amazingly fun take on genies” Amazon Revie
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Kindle Edition, 343 pages
Published January 19th 2019
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Joshua Grant
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When wishes become real physical beings, it’ll take a powerful genie to capture them. The magical world of Joseph Daniel’s Theft of Sapphire really took the show for me. I loved the concept of wishes being real creatures and unfulfilled wishes becoming terrible monsters, and Daniel’s humorous writing really brought the magic to life! This one’s perfect for any Percy Jackson or Harry Potter fans out there!
Kristen
Jul 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: spfbo5
Full review is here, on my blog!~

This is the story of Judah Smith, who is a young genie on the cusp of taking his wishgranter’s exam so that he can begin work in the local wish repo agency and take possession of broken or wrong wishes.

Meanwhile, someone is letting the worst horrofiends (wishes that have gone bad and become monsters) out of the magical junkyard that houses them, and Judah decides to try and track them down as the reward could help save his family from eviction. Shenanigans are ab
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Catha Reese
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great book

Wow what a story, so much imagination to make these characters come to life and the learning experience from this story is just great. You got a fan. Catha. Watkins. Reese
B.E.
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow. That was awesome. Great characters, great premise, great world-building. A totally different take on genies. I loved all the kids and I can't wait to see what's next for them. So much fun. ...more
Christina Darnell
Jul 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Pretty good

Good book, could use some more magic and genie work but this is definitely pretty high on my recommendation list .
Laura
Oct 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020, ya
This book is quirky and fun! We are in a world of genies who grant wishes and have their own whole hidden society, and we follow Judah, a young genie trying to pass his wish-granting test and prevent his family from being evicted and losing their home. He ultimately teams up with a stranger in an attempt to get enough gold to save his house, and of course there is plenty of adventure and magic.

It's hard to say if this is middle grade or YA, but I'm leaning more toward middle grade.
I read this bo
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Ahmad El-Sherif
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved it. The world is beautiful and very well described. Some of the 'fighting' scenes were a bit underwhelming, using items we do not know doing things we do not understand to win rather than the usage of an established magic system creatively.
Joseph Daniel is definitely on my radar now. I would love to know more about the world, the different clans, the family who I came to love.
Comparisons to Harry Potter are valid, with the Weasleys, Borrow, Gringotts and Erisid vibes at different parts
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Joseph has been writing novels since he was eleven; it took him almost two decades, over a million “practice” words, and ten books before he mustered up the courage to publish his eleventh.

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