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Jess (gingeryarnco) | 616 comments Mod
Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master, the husband who commissioned her, dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York in 1899.

Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire, born in the ancient Syrian desert. Trapped in an old copper flask by a Bedouin wizard centuries ago, he is released accidentally by a tinsmith in a Lower Manhattan shop. Though he is no longer imprisoned, Ahmad is not entirely free – an unbreakable band of iron binds him to the physical world.

The Golem and the Jinni is their magical, unforgettable story; unlikely friends whose tenuous attachment challenges their opposing natures – until the night a terrifying incident drives them back into their separate worlds. But a powerful threat will soon bring Chava and Ahmad together again, challenging their existence and forcing them to make a fateful choice.

My library has this as an ebook and a free audiobook download.

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Emily Skidmore | 13 comments This book reminds me a lot of Life After Life, which we read last summer in the way it's written. Like with that book, I enjoy reading this book because it's so well written, but it's been a slow read because I'm not finding it incredibly exciting. Like, I enjoy my time reading it, but I can put it down at any point and walk away for days without caring about picking it back up again.

Is anyone else having that problem?

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