A review by leahsbooks
A Dead Djinn in Cairo by P. Djèlí Clark

adventurous funny mysterious fast-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


I gave this audiobook a quick listen and truly enjoyed the story. It's a short, fast-paced story set in 1912 steampunk Cairo. The cast of characters is interesting, but Fatma herself is by far the most intriguing. She's unapologetically herself, as unusual as that is for the times, and I absolutely loved her dry sense of humor. I'm definitely looking forward to reading more of this unique and innovative series.

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