Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.Compelled to help her enemy.
Determined to free herself.
Nalia is a jinni of tremendous ancient power, the only survivor of a coup that killed nearly everyone she loved. Stuffed into a bottle and sold by a slave trader, she’s now in hiding on the dark caravan, the lucrative jinni slave trade between Arjinna and Earth, where jinn are forced to grant wishes and obey their human masters’ every command. She’d give almost anything to be free of the golden shackles that bind her to Malek, her handsome, cruel master, and his lavish Hollywood lifestyle.
Enter Raif, the enigmatic leader of Arjinna’s revolution and Nalia’s sworn enemy. He promises to free Nalia from her master so that she can return to her ravaged homeland and free her imprisoned brother—all for an unbearably high price. Nalia’s not sure she can trust him, but Raif’s her only hope of escape. With her enemies on the hunt, Earth has become more perilous than ever for Nalia. There’s just one catch: for Raif’s unbinding magic to work, Nalia must gain possession of her bottle…and convince the dangerously persuasive Malek that she truly loves him. Battling a dark past and harboring a terrible secret, Nalia soon realizes her freedom may come at a price too terrible to pay: but how far is she willing to go for it?
Inspired by Arabian Nights, EXQUISITE CAPTIVE brings to life a deliciously seductive world where a wish can be a curse and shadows are sometimes safer than the light.
My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)
Nalia is a Jinni, captured and stuffed in a bottle by her master Malek, with no hope of ever being free. When she meets Raif, who tells her that he knows of a way she can be free, if only she can get her bottle back, she knows that he is her only hope for freedom.
Can Nalia get her bottle back? And can she ever be free?
This started out okay, but I lost interest.
Nalia was an okay character, and I understood how trapped she felt being bound to a bottle and a master. It was obvious that she wanted to break free, and even though I liked Malek, I couldn’t really blame her for wanting her freedom.
The storyline in this was okay, but I just got bored. I think this was just a case of wrong person wrong book really, as the story had a sort of Arabian nights feel to it, and then was a bit of danger and romance, but I just couldn’t get into it.
The romance in this was in the form of a love triangle, and I have to say that I far preferred Nalia’s master Malek to Raif who she liked.
The ending was okay, and it was quite happy for Nalia. I just don’t think this series is really for me though.
Overall; okay story, just not for me,
5 out of 10.