From Brick & Darkness

· The Wild Rose Press Inc
5 reviews

About this ebook

Bax always fantasized something remarkable would happen in his life. So when a decrepit man with glowing purple eyes offers him a ring intended for his estranged father, Bax accepts. The ring speaks to Bax in a dream, tempting him with a vision of a powerful djinn. Desperate to make his fantasies a reality, Bax unleashes a creature called Ifrit, but soon learns this djinn isn't what the ring led him to believe. Feeding off the depths of his subconscious, the sinister demon fulfills what he thinks Bax wants by manipulating, threatening, and murdering. With everyone he loves in danger and a trail of crimes pointing back at him, Bax must scramble to solve the puzzle that will banish Ifrit forever.

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5 reviews
Debbie Schultz
August 14, 2022
Be careful what you wish for… Is only one of many life lessons disguised in a well written, fast-paced YA urban fantasy story. I can’t speak to teenage readers, but this adult loved it! First, I learned the word djinn for genies. And I loved that they use the pronoun “IT”. From there it was a rollercoaster! Baxter, the MC, had characteristics we can all relate to, well beyond high school – self doubt, fear of being singled out being just two. Stayed up most of the night to finish the last 25%.
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Lis Angus
July 21, 2022
A genie. A ring. A wish. In this riveting YA novel, teenage Bax and his friends at first embrace what seems like an exciting adventure. But adventure turns into bad news, and disaster looms as things go from bad to worse. The consequences of Bax’s wishes threaten his world and everyone he loves. J.L. Sullivan has written a captivating and well-structured novel, overlaying a coming-of-age theme on the ancient trope of the wish-granting genie.
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Literary Titan
February 9, 2023
J.L. Sullivan’s book is both adventurous and chilling, with unexpected twists and turns throughout the story. It’s a fun read that’s ideal for fans of fantasy and fiction, with a sense of mystery. From Brick and Darkness by J.L. Sullivan is a thrilling young-adult novel ideal for a weekend read. It’s a visually engaging book, and I look forward to reading more from this author.
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About the author

J. L. Sullivan writes young adult stories inspired by gritty urban environments and the tales that percolate within abandoned buildings and desolate alleys. He lives in St. Louis, outnumbered by his wife, two daughters, and a dog named Princess Penelope Picklesworth.

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