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This Cursed Flame

(This Curse #1)

4.60  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Janan has been on the run for years. But her true nature may just force her to confront the very evil that created her.

Genie Janan is a misfit in two worlds: not human enough to live with humans, but not djinn enough to be a djinn. She’s spent years running from the evil djinn who created her—and from her own magic—until a djinn revolution threatens what little safety she’
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Published April 27th 2019 by Paper Cranes, LLC
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Deborah O'Carroll
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Awesome things this book contains:

• Genies and djinn as you've never seen them before
• Elemental magic
• So much fire
• Gorgeous fantasy settings that feel straight off of an epic fantasy art Pinterest board
• A talking ocelot!
• A mix of urban/portal fantasy (including Pennsylvania!)
• Fabulous female friendships
• Intense excitement and coming-of-age

It's a delightful, adventurous YA fantasy that I totally recommend!

(Disclaimer: I was an editor for this book, but my opinions are my own.)
NanaShauna Joesten
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic read. This read will grab you right from the beginning and have you intrigued. I like how this story is also told from different characters point of view. This is a fantastic story with Janan and Laurielin. I love the Authors creativity. And its fast paced as well as keeps you on the edge of your seat. There is never a dull moment. And the cover is fantastic as well. The Author really brings the Characters personallys out. As well as well very well written scenes that you can see viv ...more
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review! This book is amazing! The author did such an amazing job with the character development and the story line that I never wanted to stop reading. As she describes scenes, I felt like I could see everything that was happening as if it were already made into a movie. All I can tell you without giving any spoilers is read this book, you will not be disappointed! (That, and, Safiyya is totally my favorite, just saying!) I'm truly excited to see mor ...more
Scarolet Ellis
Jul 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This Cursed Flame by Selina J. Eckert is a wonderful story to read. This is book number one in this wonderful start to a brand new series written by a brand new author for me to read and I can not wait to read the rest of this wonderful series. I highly recommend this story to everyone who loves reading about fantasy.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Kelly Jane
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
This Cursed Flame is a fast paced unique tale about a world of Djinn and Genies (they’re different beings in this world) and what happens when they overlap into the human realm.

It’s a little hard to keep track of all the different beings at first, but then you get it all straightened out and it moves along.

I enjoyed the action, worldbuilding, and friendships that take place.
Justyn Tyme
Jul 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Fast paced, fun and exciting, it rivals Robin William's Aladdin Genie for pace, but adds in a touch more adult themes.

Worth adding to your TBR pile.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jennifer Lichtenwalner
What an amazing and thrilling debut book! I'm looking forward to all that Selina publishes and may have to start saving money so I can buy all of her books in the future! Now, to get my mom to sit and read this book so I can have someone to talk to about it! ...more
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Selina is a biologist-by-day, writer-by-night native of Pennsylvania. She lives with her husband, dog, and two cats and spends her time writing, reading, creating art, and dreaming about fictional worlds. She has written two fairy-tale retelling short stories that were both finalists in Rooglewood Press short story contests and a fantasy short story, “Queen of Mist and Fog,” available through her ...more

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