Jinn and Juice

Cursed to be a jinni for a thousand years, Leila nears the end of her servitude only to be bound once again against her will Will she risk all to be human Born in ancient Persia, Leila turned to her house Jinni, Kouros, for help escaping an arranged marriage Kouros did make it impossible for her to marry by cursing Leila to live a thousand years as a Jinni herself.If sheCursed to be a jinni for a thousand years, Leila nears the end of her servitude only to be bound once again against her will Will she risk all to be human Born in ancient Persia, Leila turned to her house Jinni, Kouros, for help escaping an arranged marriage Kouros did make it impossible for her to marry by cursing Leila to live a thousand years as a Jinni herself.If she can remain unBound, Leila s curse will soon be over But Ozan Sawyer, a Magi with the ability to See, Call, and Bind jinn has other plans Oz needs Leila to help him penetrate Pittsburgh s steel soaked magic, a juice potent but poisonous to supernatural creatures, in order to find a missing girl with her own mysterious connection to Kouros Unfortunately for Leila, becoming Bound to Oz may risk than just her chance to be human once it could risk her very soulJinn and Juice is the first in a new series by fantasy writer, Nicole Peeler, set in a world of immortal curses, powerful jinni and belly dancing.
Jinn and Juice Cursed to be a jinni for a thousand years Leila nears the end of her servitude only to be bound once again against her will Will she risk all to be human Born in ancient Persia Leila turned to her h

  • Title: Jinn and Juice
  • Author: Nicole Peeler
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 314
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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    1. This was a case of cover loving. I saw that beautiful cover and squeed my fan-girl yell.Then I smacked myself upside the head when I started reading this. A pretty cover does not a great book make.After almost making it the thousand years needed to escape her Jinn curse Leila ends up being bound by a dumb-ass. A bland, boring, spineless dumb-ass.Ozan Sawyer binds her to help him find a missing girl who of course is in jeopardy. Borrringgg.The side characters gave this story a star all of their o [...]

    2. I enjoyed this read. It's very much what I think of as classic urban fantasy. By which I mean: lots of fun side characters, pithy remarks, witty banter, scenes full of action, and a nice thread of romance.All in all, I felt like the places where this book was particularly successful was with the Jinn as a magical creature, with the romance (thanks for not making it a triangle!), and where Nicole is playing with the light-hearted fun side of urban fantasy. I do feel that it could have been a grea [...]

    3. I love chips. I know they're unhealthy and will probably shorten my life span and that I will regret it later when I'm old and senile and cranky as frack, but I just can't help it. I love chips of all flavors - cheese, BBQ, sour cream, cheesy jalapeño - you name it. I see a bag of chips and I brighten up quickly. They're one of my guilty pleasures.However, there are exceptions. There are times a bag of chips make me unhappy and unsatisfied. Like, you open one and realize that puffy bag of chi [...]

    4. Reviewing by: Rabid Reads.I spent months waffling on this title; the reviews weren’t great, the paperback edition got bumped to an April release date (5 months after the eBook), and although Nicole Peeler’s JANE TRUE series apparently started off strong, the last few installments left readers dropping like flies. Now, I haven’t checked out her other novels, but the three previous points were enough to make me leery of JINN AND JUICE’S pretty cover, and catchy name. The story was fast pac [...]

    5. 4.0 - 4.5 stars.This is my first Nicole Peeler book and it certainly won't be the last. I now can't wait to try her other series. Jinn & Juice is the story of Lyla, a half-human, half jinn who is almost at the finish line of a thousand year curse. That is, if she is not bound to a magi at the end of the curse. She gets bound to the Magi Oz, who is definitely not your regular Master. Oz needs Lyla's help in order to find a girl who was taken from the refugee camps. Lyla has no choice but to a [...]

    6. 2.5/5I'm not going to lie, I was lured into reading Jinn and Juice because the cover was so attractive. Plus, I'm always looking for more jinn books, so I thought, why not? Jinn and Juice had both its strengths and its weaknesses and ultimately, I was left feeling a teensy bit disappointed and I don't think I will be picking up the sequel. I initially enjoyed the setting and the characters in the book, especially Leila's friends. But the more the story progressed, the more I began to lose intere [...]

    7. Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy.Following an author from one series to another, especially in the same genre, can sometimes be a bit of a risk. After all, it's not the same characters that you already fell in love with, not the same world, and who knows? You may not like the new characters and world building, or they might be so similar you get the two confused. Luckily, JINN AND JUICE is a great start to a new series, original and fun, that really shows Peeler knows what she's doing [...]

    8. Jinn and Juice introduces a new paranormal romance/urban fantasy series from Nicole Peeler.It's less than a week until Lyla will finally be free of the curse that condemned her to a thousand years of servitude when Ozan, a Magi needing her help to find a missing girl, binds her to his will. A Jinn, Lyla has little choice but to obey her new Master and can only hope he will stick to their agreement to release her when their mission is complete, but Lyla will have face to her worst nightmare befor [...]

    9. Review courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: A woman cursed to be a jinni for 1,000 years is finally close to the end of her sentence. Then a Magi has to show up and ruin everything. A fun tale full of humor and action, this book definitely should not be missed!Opening Sentence: The chubby little human was doing his damndest to hump my leg, but the palm I’d placed on his forehead kept him at arm’s length.The Review:It’s been a very long thousand years for Lyla. Born human but cur [...]

    10. I like this author but I didn't care for this book. I kept waiting for me to change my mind but I didn't. I would end up reading other books feeling guilty that I didn't finish this one. Life's too short for guilt :) No rating because I didn't read it.

    11. ***This review has also been posted on The Social PotatoI adore Jinn stories. Jinn are my favorite PNR creatures ever so whenever I hear about a book coming out that features them, I get superrr excited. Just like I was about this one. Sadly though, it didn’t amaze me the way I wanted it to.There are so many things about it that I love and so many others that just didn’t work for me and this book just makes me want to throw my hands up in the air with frustration.I am going to start off by s [...]

    12. As soon as I saw the cover I was instantly attracted to Jinn and Juice. It had glamorous, Vegas feel with humorous vibe (thanks to the tagline). I’m always looking forward to read new urban fantasy authors and I could not wait to find out what Nicole Peeler had in store for me."Nowadays magic was something for Dungeons and Dragons. In books, vampires sparkled and really wanted to marry teenagers who tripped a lot. Hollywood only dreamed about jinn. And none of these creatures or powers really [...]

    13. Poor Leila, cursed to be a Jinni, to serve her masters as they see fit. But when the book starts she is free and hoping to stay so since her curse will be ending soon *fingers crossed*.But what kind of book would that be? A boring one. So insert a Magi that needs help and that needs a Jinni. He finds her, he binds her, she is pissed! But then who would not be. She is his slave.But ;) of course these two are slowly gonna think, huh, he/she is hot. There is romance after all in this book. And the [...]

    14. This book was really fun. As much as I love Jane from Tempest Rising (and I really do love that series), I felt like Peeler hit her stride in some ways with Lyla. She was an adult hero, confident and mature, and it seemed to give Peeler a better way to express what she wanted to about her character, it let the character's strength and even her doubts feel more genuine and consistent. The group of friends were terrific too, and it was just a really enjoyable book. I hope she puts another one out [...]

    15. Great new UF series - first novel I really really liked this. Lyla is a great protag - she is a bit sarcastic, strong, but also smart and capable. Oz, her "Master" is a little paler, a little too good to be true, but he doesn't hurt the story. What I liked most: the colourful secondary characters. Lyla's crew. Her friends and basically family. I also found the concept of her slavery in a Bound situation (when a jinni is bound by a ritual to do a Master's bidding) interesting and it was well [...]

    16. Diverse characters. Exotic myth & creatures. Dashing & debonaire hero. Resourceful & cunning heroine. Gimlet more Jinni!

    17. Three stars: A book with interesting and varied characters, but it is held back by a slow pace and it is lacking a bit of something.Leila adjusts her impressive snake headdress as she prepares to head on stage for her burlesque number. Leila is a belly dancer and a jinni. For the last one thousand years, she has lived and served numerous masters, and now she is only days away from finally breaking the curse that will end her life as a jinni. All she has to do is stay low and keep away from any M [...]

    18. Rating: 2 starsI wanted to like this more. I truly, truly did. I wanted to like this so much that I'll read the next one in hopes that my issues with this book were first book syndrome. I liked the concept and I liked most of the characters. The issues I had with the book damped my enjoyment of them, though.The Issues:- History: The history in this book is really bad. The author gets some facts right but mostly they're all wrong. There was the Sultranate of Rum but it hadn't been conquered by Mo [...]

    19. Nicole Peeler’s urban fantasy novel JINN AND JUICE introduces us to a quirky cast and an unusual supernatural type: a jinni! The supes aren’t the only unusual elements of this one – JINN AND JUICE also features an urban setting that I’ve never read about in UF: Pittsburgh. Since I’ve never been there and have no plans to go, it was fun to get a sense of what the city’s like. One of my favourite parts of UF is how atmospheric it can be, really capturing the various neighborhoods and l [...]

    20. Okay's obvious. I'm a huge fan of all things genie/jinni/jinn/djinn, or whatever you want to call the amazing creatures born of fire and smoke. Love them! But when I first saw Jinn and Juice, by Nicole Peeler, I'll be honest, I was torn. I was ecstatic (as a reader) and worried (as an author). Was there room for my genie book and Nicole's on the already crowded bookshelves? Duh! Of course! Not to mention, Nicole is one of my writing idols. I look up to her and admire her always-increasing talent [...]

    21. Full review up now at onceuponabookblog/blog/2015/1 <3Find us on Facebook facebook/onceuponabookblog <3Nicole Peeler and I have always seen eye to eye. Her Jane True series is a firm favourite of Kristal and myself. Not only does she nail the Urban Fantasy genre every single time, but her characters are everything I love and more. I kid you not, this lady can do no wrong! So how excited was I for her new book, Jinn & Juice. A new world and new characters, the possibilities were endless [...]

    22. Pittsburgh's been pretty trendy lately. We turn up on all these best-of lists, everybody wants to move here, yada-yada. But Pittsburgh is more than the flavor of the month. In fact, those of us who grew up here, and make our homes here, know it's downright magical.Enter Nicole Peeler, who pulled off a trifecta of amazing: an urban fantasy novel set in Pittsburgh that doesn't suck or condescend. Given that she lives here, too, I shouldn't be surprised. Still. So much could have gone wrong, yet tu [...]

    23. A fun urban fantasy!If you enjoyed Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead, then Jinn and Juice might just be for you. They both feature well developed modern fantasy worlds filled with fast-talking, wise-cracking mystical creatures just trying to make it in our world, and there are quite a few other similarities.Lyla is a thousand year old jinni who works as a burlesque dancer in a supernatural bar. Her friends are a cast of characters featuring some new and unusual creatures (at least for me). We get [...]

    24. A great pace, interesting and eccentric characters, and a bit of romance is what you will find in JINN AND JUICE. Leila spends her time belly dancing at Purgatory. She has remained a free jinn for a long while, her curse is almost up and she looks forward to being human again. She was feisty, loyal and easy to like. The romance was OK at best. Oz is a Magi and Leila is his bound Jinn so right off the bat they are in a master/slave relationship. Granted Oz is not your typical Magi and doesn't tre [...]

    25. One chapter in, I knew it wasn't going to be my thing. It may be I'm just not in the mood, but the exposition dumpy setup was a little too telegraphing and packed a few too many stereotypes in for my enjoyment. And yeah, I only gave it a chapter so "telegraphed" is probably the wrong word because I don't actually know that things will go the way I assume. Still, all the signals are there and if they aren't telegraphing, they're a miscue. At any rate, I feel perfectly comfortable letting this one [...]

    26. 3.5 stars. Cute, silly, paranormal story. Fun since it is about many paranormal types but centered around a Jinn (which has a whole new set of creature issues I haven't read about before, creative world-building) One thing that bugged me a bit was that one character needed another character's help to accomplish something they were desperate to do, but yet it felt like they were running around doing other things for days before starting. So my sense of the timing must have been off or something. [...]

    27. I'm not finishing this book. I love the general idea of the story an what it entails, but the characters annoy me too much. I'm also not a big fan of the whole performance angle that's involved with this story.

    28. First in The Jinn urban fantasy series and revolving around a jinn, a genie if you will: Lyla.This ARC was provided by NetGalley and Orbit in exchange for an honest review.My TakeJinn and Juice has a feel of Peeler's Jane True series, but they are completely different. In fact, I had to keep checking who the author was to remind myself that this was a Peeler story. That's a success in my book.There are layers in this: Lyla's hope for freedom, the dreams of Kouros, Oz's dilemma and unmasterly beh [...]

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