What are the best young-adult fiction with genies?

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    #1Granted

    Granted

    The existence of genies may be the best-kept secret in the history of the world. After being trapped in the Sahara Desert for her whole life, sixteen-year-old genie Brielle finally gets her first assignment in Tri-Cities, Washington. She eagerly heads out into the human world to grant her first wish so that she can gain her magic. Unfortunately, her assigned human, Addie, stopped believing in wishes years ago and would much rather that everyone just leave her alone. Complicating everything is Rock, Brielle’s childhood friend turned enemy. Brielle doesn’t need him ruining her first trip out into the human world. Too bad she can’t keep her mind—or her eyes—off him and his annoyingly cute dimples. To make matters worse, genies in the Tri-Cities area are suspiciously dying. One broken lamp could be an accident, but after three deaths occur, Brielle suspects someone has uncovered the genies’ secret and is slowly killing them off one by one. With the Genie Council ignoring the threat, Brielle desperately needs to gain her magic so she can stop the murderer before she—or Rock—is the next genie to die.

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    Vincent Soto
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I'm not going to lie and say I've read every book to do with genies, or young adults, or both, but I can safely say that this book has to be among the best of them all. I don't know how many books fitting this genre can be much better than this one, it has everything you want and keeps you reading with its intriguing story."
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    #2Just One Wish

    Just One Wish

    Janette Rallison's Just One Wish is a tearjerker as it is funny. The young adult novel about a girl and her cancer-struck little brother was published by Putnam Juvenile on March 5th 2009.

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    Stephen Garrett
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "A really fun book that covers all the emotions. It's rated well and the author has many more books to read. Worth the time to read it."
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    #3Unlucky Charm (I Love Genie)

    Unlucky Charm (I Love Genie)

    Unlucky Charm is a fantasy young adult fiction written by Rose Wilkins as the second book in the I Love Genie series. This tells the story of Ash and Leila's break-up. Published by MacMillan UK.

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    #4The Art of Wishing

    The Art of Wishing

    The Art of Wishing is a fantasy young adult fiction written by Lindsay Ribar as the first book of The Art of Wishing series. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2013 by Dial Books for Young Readers.

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    Rose Campbell
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I love the fantasy here.Definitely a 5 star."
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    #5Fire Djinn (Djinn)

    Fire Djinn (Djinn)

    Fire Djinn is a fantasy young adult fiction written by Linda Davies as the first book of the Djinn series. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2010 by Jerboa Books.

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    Kathy McDonald
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This is a great book for young adults (and not-so-young ones) who like fantasy novels with heavy magic elements. Just like the first book, the kids in the story are realistic and believable, no Mary Sues or whatever. And the Djinn realm that they travel to is done in such a great way that made me feel like I was there. The author, Ms. Davies, does a great job keeping the story moving in a way that encourages you to keep flipping the pages. I can't wait to get the next book in the series!"
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    #6The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus )

    The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus )

    The Amulet of Samarkand is a fantasy young adult fiction written by Jonathan Stroud as the first book in the Bartimaeus series. With over 400 pages, this book is published in 2003 by Hyperion Books for Children.

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    Jesse Banks
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "What a terrific story about magic and magicians battling the forces of evil. I have always been a magic junkie and this book only strengthens that notion. The plot was great and the story line made me want more from the author. "
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    #7Wishful Thinking (I Love Genie)

    Wishful Thinking (I Love Genie)

    Wishful Thinking is a fantasy young adult fiction written by Rose Wilkins as the first book in the I Love Genie series. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 2007 by MacMillan UK.

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    Brian Murphy
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Wishful Thinking lacks depth and detail that is really needed in a book like this. Move the long way too quickly doesn't give time for character development."
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    #8The Secret of Ka

    The Secret of Ka
    The Secret of Ka is a fantasy young adult fiction written by Christopher Spike. This tells the story of Sara and Amesh. With over 400 pages, this book is published in 2010 by HMH Books for Young Readers.
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    Pamela Butler
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This is a great story with magical Djinns and genies. It's fairly long but quite an adventure. "
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    #9Eden's Wish (Eden of the Lamp)

    Eden's Wish (Eden of the Lamp)
    Eden's Wish is a fantasy young adult fiction written by M. Tara Crowl as the first book in the Eden of the Lamp series. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 2015 by Disney-Hyperion.
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    Bertha Zepeda
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This book was such a great story and with many lessons. I totally recommend this book as a start for a book club."
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    #10Shimmer (The Rephaim)

    Shimmer (The Rephaim)

    Shimmer is a young adult urban fantasy novel written by Paula Weston. It is the third book in the Rephaim series, first published in 2014. It tells the story of a nineteen-year-old girl named Gaby and her struggles as a half-angel.

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    Gregory Medina
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I was looking for a good fiction book about genies, so i decided to give Shimmer by Paula Weston a shot. I made it just past the half way point in the book and there are still no genies. While I can't really blame the author for that, and the book is OK, I just really wanted more or at least one genie in the book."
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    #11Becoming Jinn

    Becoming Jinn
    Becoming Jinn is a fantasy young adult fiction written by Lori Goldstein as the first book in Becoming Jinn series. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2015 by Feiwel & Friends.
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    Jose Rios
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This book is an interesting take on genies for young adults. It's length is decent but takes a while to pick up through the plot. The book really becomes engaging after the first 50 pages and I know some people may not last that long. That's one of the few weaknesses of Goldstein's book. I don't want to say too much about the plot because I don't like spoiling stories so just know - it's worth your time."
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    #12As You Wish

    As You Wish

    As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti is a young adult fiction book originally published in January 2018. This book follows the small town of Madison hidden in the midst of the desert and nothingness as its secrets slowly unfold.

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    George Graham
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I read this book back in college and it was okay. However, I found most of the stories too unrealistic and quite frankly unbelievable. I can't say that I enjoyed it but I think some people might like it. "
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    #13The Old Genie Hottabych

    The Old Genie Hottabych

    The Old Genie Hottabych by Lazar Lagin is often referred to as the Russian version of the Thousand and One Nights. It's an amusing and fascinating Russian children's book that any child must read.

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    Teresa Williamson
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I think reading this book I can never regret. The story is simple, a modern good Soviet boy finds an old musty lamp in a river, rubs it. Of course, out comes a genie. And this most medieval, eastern genie has to deal with modern, Soviet reality.Now this sounds pretty odd, and the book is odd too - in a good way. I enjoyed reading it."

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Best What are the best young-adult fiction with genies
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1GrantedBooks 34 Paid
2Just One WishBooks 30 Paid
3Unlucky Charm (I Love Genie)Books 28 Paid
4The Art of WishingBooks 25 Paid
5Fire Djinn (Djinn)Books 24 Paid
6The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus )Books 22 Paid
7Wishful Thinking (I Love Genie)Books 21 Paid
8The Secret of KaBooks 19 Paid
9Eden's Wish (Eden of the Lamp)Books 17 Paid
10Shimmer (The Rephaim)Books 14 Paid
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