Jinns have made a remarkable appearance in YA fiction in the last couple of years and with it comes diverse characters.
A Jinn is any of a class of spirits, lower than the angels, capable of appearingin human and animal forms and influencing humankind for either good or evil.
Below, you’ll find a list of YA fiction about Jinns.
- Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury
When Zahara is released from her lamp she finds herself in a world where her magic is forbidden but when the King offers her permanent release, she must decide between freedom from the lamp or love.
- Whole New World by Liz Braswell
This twisted tale changes one plot detail from popular Disney stories. Whole New World asks what would happen if Jafar was the first one to summon the genie.
- Becoming Jinn (Becoming Jinn Series) by Lori Goldstein
Azra, a Jinn, is evading her Jinn duties and masquerades as a human but when she discovers her powers are different from her Jinn friends, she must find out if her new powers will save or endanger her friends. Continue reading Diversify YA Life: Islamic Mythology & Middle Eastern Folktales