Amir and the Jinn Princess

By M. T. Khan

A thrilling new adventure into the glittering realm of the jinn from the author of Nura and the Immortal Palace, winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize for Younger Readers.

Amir has lived all his life in splendour, being the son of a wealthy businessman. He has everything he could ever want – everything, that is, except his beloved mother, who went missing almost a year ago. When a strange jinn shows up on his doorstep with clues to his mother’s whereabouts, Amir finds himself following Shamsa into the realm of the jinn – a world of trickery and deceit. Could his mother be hiding in this world of pink seas and purple skies, and could a jinn princess be his key to finding her?

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 9+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781529509205
  • Published: 04 Jul 2024
  • Price: £7.99
  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 304

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Customer reviews


'Khan is seriously skilled when it comes to creating transporting, fantastical worlds, but Amir and the Jinn Princess is also a meditation on grief and a warning about unfettered capitalism.' The Bookseller

'Oh my gosh! What a powerful and beautifully written book. This story brought me to tears. A magical, enchanting adventure. It is filled with gorgeous imagery, warmth, and charm. It is more than this, though. Deep down, this story is about how we see and treat people who are less fortunate than us. Which end of the moral compass we sit on. How power and riches corrupt, and that your destiny doesn't have to be chosen for you. To fight for what you truly believe in. To do better. I could gush about this book so much more, and my review will never give this story enough praise. I think this book and its messages should be read in schools to children. I'm so glad I got to read it. It will forever stay with me.' NetGalley Reviewer

'This is a gripping go-getter, ‘set fire on the pages and let the reader gasp’ page turner, an enchanted adventure... The setting and the action are cool, The writing style is a great fit for younger readers.' NetGalley Reviewer

'A great, fast paced adventure about learning to be yourself despite your background, standing up for yourself and others and generally being kind... a nice read with some really great moral teachings. Impressed and I recommend it!' NetGalley Reviewer

'MT Khan showcases a very unique sense of humour, encompassing among other things, social awkwardness, spiky repartee, irony and a little absurdism. The world of the jinn seems like a timeless place from folk tales... Among ideas served up for readers to contemplate is hierarchy and the baked-in inequalities of such structures; friendship; identity; democracy, politics and corruption; and legacy.' NetGalley Reviewer

'These messages that the book sends — to be compassionate, to confront your privilege and see how it impacts others — are incredibly relevant in society.' NetGalley Reviewer

'This is the best book I have ever read.' Toppsta Reviewer

'“This book is a beautifully written story entwined with culture, magic and secrets. Children will love reading about the Kingdom of Kagra with its purple skies and blue sand... The characters in this story are carefully crafted and each character pulls the storyline together.' Reading Zone

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