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A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark

kytah's review against another edition

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adventurous mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

mschwartz315's review

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adventurous mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

queerfatloud's review

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adventurous challenging funny hopeful mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5

myke's review

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adventurous mysterious slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

1.0

I found the book flat. I can see the it gets and don’t want to undercut what others love about it. It just wasn’t my jam. I found the world building lacking, the characters flat and underdeveloped, and the storyline predictable and dependent on tropes. I had to push through it rather than let the story put me through. I love the concepts, but found myself wanting it to be so much more. 

ckayx's review

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slow-paced

2.0

elbell99's review against another edition

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3.75

This was just a little bit too long. I was really into it until it started to feel like it was dragging on... I also guessed the villain about 2 hours before they were revealed (which I NEVER am able to do... so point me, not book). AND the villain definitely seemed a bit overpowered. The way this was "brushed off" was stupid too!
"I could've killed you at any time but I decided not to! It was more fun to play with you." This does not work unless you've established the personality of the villain beforehand.


The narrator did some great voices and the world building was pretty interesting! Loved learning about (even though it was alternative history) Egypt in a time period I wasn't used to.

merchant_of_mishaps's review against another edition

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adventurous funny mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

3.0

jessypat's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional mysterious tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0

intentions's review

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adventurous mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

chiog's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging funny mysterious tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5