3.5 stars – Rushed once again but with a neat concept of JiNet
Many thanks to Bastei Entertainment and Netgalley for providing me with a e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
Dimitri would like nothing more than to live a low-key life in Naples, Italy. His girlfriend, Syd, has other plans. After three months of researching, she is positive she has found a jinn on a killing spree in San Diego, California. Since Syd gave Dimitri the one thing he thought was out of reach, he feels obligated to use his ill-gained talents for her cause.
A few hours back in the US proves that Dimitri and Syd didn’t quite make the clean escape they had thought. As they trail the elusive jinn, someone else trails them. What should have been a simple trip to confirm once and for all if the jinn are living among humans, instead reveals a community keeping dark secrets.
Unfortunately for Dim, the only way out is in.
I really don’t understand this series. It reads too quickly but feels like it takes forever to read.
The pace of the writing is too fast for my tastes – the same as the first book – and everything happened too quickly with very little build up.
I agree 100% with Zoe – who was Dimitri’s kidnapped child in the first book – when she basically says that Dimitri is a crap jinn. He really is – he’s got no finesse and really bad form; he’s consistently being beaten up, injured, making mistakes that could be critical to the situation and just being an overall ass.
Although my take on Dimitri is that he’s a crap jinn and he’s always making mistakes at least he gets the job done.
Stifled follows Dimitri and Sydney (crazy girlfriend from Summoned) when they locate another jinn in LA – a female this time – and they travel from Italy where they live to LA to track her down and get her to talk to them.
As is Dimitri’s life everything goes horribly horribly wrong and shit hits the fan. For a jinn whose master bond is now gone (master bond went to Syd and she blew it to smithereens) he follows orders in much the same way as when he was under the bond although now he does it for love, which is quite sweet.
There’s all kinds of action in Stifled but it feels really really rushed and a bit too off, it’s good though just a bit not me. I liked the concept of JiNet quite a bit but it could have been executed a little bit better.
The twist in the ending chapters was really good and another that I didn’t expect. I really liked the concept of more jinn out there who don’t want to be bound to people who mistreat them and I really liked the female jinn Kalila.