The book is ok, but it seems like it is a YA book (even though it is not filed that way at the library). YA is not my thing & I have many other books sitting here that I'd rather be reading, so I'm going to stop reading. I made it through about 175 pages (not quite halfway) -- it sort-of reminds me of The Children of the Lamp series (fun YA series), but w/ more of a techno-geek bent (of course mixed w/ jinn). Based on what I've read so far, I'd probably give it 2.5 or 3 stars overall & would recommend it for those who want a YA mix of modern-day Middle East/technology/jinn/fable. Not the worst out there, but not the best either.