"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine where we share upcoming releases that we just cannot wait for!
One minute Sara's bored on vacation in Istanbul. The next, she's unearthed a flying carpet that cleverly drags her to the mysterious Island of the Djinn—or genies. By her side is Amesh, a hot boy she's starting to love but doesn't yet trust. When Amesh learns the secret of invoking djinn, he loses control. He swears he'll call upon only one djinn and make one wish. The plan sounds safe enough. But neither Sara nor Amesh are any match for the formidable monster that that swells before them. It hypnotizes Amesh, compelling him to steal Sara’s flying carpet—the ancient Carpet of Ka—and leave her stranded.
Discovering the Carpet of Ka has sparked a new path for Sara, one that will lead her to battle creatures even deadlier than djinn. In this fight, Sara can save mankind, herself, or the boy she loves. Who will she be forced to sacrifice?
Release Date: September 13, 2010
Djinn, flying carpets and a female protagonist? Um, yes please! Since this book first appeared on the blogs I follow, I knew I was destined to read it. It's funny, because sometimes I can tell that I'll love a book even before I open it. This book? One of those.
Plus it's by Christopher Pike. Enough said. Okay well maybe not, because I feel the need to spread some author love! I read his The Last Vampire series when I was in middle school and I LOVED them. They were so well loved that the book covers were nigh unrecognizable from traveling so many places with me. I've been trying to get my hands on Thirst No. 1 forever so I can relive my middle school author crush.
As luck might have it, I actually have a galley of this book sitting waiting for me to review! So tempting, but I've made some other promises to read books first and so it waits.