REview: Jin In Time (Part 2)


JIN IN TIME (Part 2)
The Time is Forever series
by Karin De Havin


Spending senior year with the father who abandoned her is the last thing seventeen-year-old Esme wanted. But when her guardian grandmother dies, she has no choice. The only thing she has left of her once happy life is her grandmother’s antique vase—until she discovers it comes with a bowler-hatted genie. Jin guarantees he’ll do whatever it takes to make her happy again.

Esme soon realizes hiding a genie isn’t easy, so she gives Jin a modern makeover and stashes him in the school library. One tiny hiccup—her dad’s the principal. When word spreads that Esme is spending all her free time with a cute British guy, she’s busted, and her dad uses his all-powerful parental authority to ground her. If that’s not enough, she learns her father plans to marry a woman who could win evil-stepmother-of-the-year, and her daughter is the top mean girl at Esme’s new high school.

Esme hopes to turn her luck around now that she has a genie to help her deal with her problems. But she realizes ten wishes aren’t so awesome after all, when she finds out they are powered by Victorian-era magic. And she thought having a genie would be fun.



★★★★★: Awesome!!! I really loved this book! (Highly recommended)

The story continues with our beloved genie and Esme where Courtney (Esme’s stepsister) was about to reveal Jin’s secret. I was as nervous as hell (like Esme) when she thought she already knew about Jin. Their encounter really got me hooked. And then something happened to Esme’s dad which really had a huge impact on her.

Jin also had an epiphany when he and Esme went back in time, back to his old master, Roderick, back in Victorian London.. Now Esme was the one who’s having difficulty living in the olden days, dealing with ancient times, talking the language that Jin spoke. I actually enjoyed reading old English, the words were quite a mouthful!

The twist in the end was properly executed. If you were to ask me, I wouldn’t think of another ending as perfect as this one. Jin and Esme just prove that love transcends time and space.

Karin De Havin once again blew me away with Jin In Time Part 2. The characters were hilarious, particularly Jin, the plot was really interesting and very exciting, and the various situations Jin and Esme had been into were ingenious! This had been my second Karin De Havin and I think I am now a convert!




Karin De Havin writes Young Adult fantasies as well as New Adult contemporary stories from her timber frame home in the Pacific Northwest. She lives with a pair of tuxedo cats that like to help her write by jumping on the keyboard, and her pianist husband who occasionally is known to wear a tuxedo and tinker with the keyboard too.

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