Once Upon A Genie Book Review

RATING - 4.5/5

BOOK: Once Upon A Genie

AUTHOR: Durriya Kapasi

PUBLISHER: Half Baked Beans

PAGES: 182

PRICE: Rs 225

ISBN: 978-93-84315-66-5


Durriya Kapasi was born and brought up in the East African country, Tanzania, while her ancestors were from Gujarat, India.

She began writing her first book with the pen name Durriya Zaheer on an online storytelling community in 2014. The first story received a reasonable appraisal and received nearly million reads online. Gradually in succession, she authored two more books which received a great amount of acclamation on social media.

Durriya was interviewed by a national newspaper published in Mumbai and a magazine from Chennai.

Durriya serves as a Creative Writing teacher at local Primary School, an editor of a reputed local Magazine and sub-editor at online news site UdaipurTimes.com. She also contributes as a Wattpad Community Ambassador.

Durriya lives in Udaipur, Rajasthan. Beside her utmost passion for English literature and reading, she loves traveling and cooking. Durriya is a Cancer Survivor (Hodgkin's Lymphoma 3B)


Disy has no idea what was in store for her when she uncovered the priceless reward concealed in a miscellaneous bottle; a super sexy genie that would pull the rugs below her feet.

Khalid Muwahid, the genie owned daisy his gratitude for freeing him from the trap. He generously asked her for three wishes without holding any grudges against her. Gradually there was a strong connection between them, the bond of love.

Also, the rules of Djinn world were amended for their love, where Daisy wasn't supposed for her third wish since they could be together, everlastingly.

But on the horns of a dilemma, Darren, Daisy's best friend's life was at threat. Does she use the last wish to save Darren? Or does she save her love?


"Do I let my best friend die? Or, do I let my love go?"

Once Upon a Genie is an extraordinary book with an amazingly fantasizing plot. It is based on a human and genie's love story that will undoubtedly win your heart.

Talking about the plot, it is out of the box and edgy. You will feel a certain freshness and newness in the story as it is not a regular one. The story will make you witness all sorts of emotions and will make you believe in fantasy.

Also, the plot is very intense with an in-depth description of events and characters which connect you to to the fictional world. There are a handful of characters in the story and the story revolves around them. The characterization is very resourceful and gives you the extensive idea about the story.

Now let us talk about the language; it is very powerful and impressive. The author has stunning imagination power which she has smartly used in her book. Her writing style is very creative which will make you wonderstruck.

What I liked the most about this book is the flow of events especially romantic ones and the twists and turns which get unfolded with time. It is one of the best mystery-fantasy read I have read till date. Also, it will be a favorite book for any girl especially a teenager, since the author has taken special care of her audience in her book.

The book cover and the title are very attractive and inviting. They perfectly compliment this story and serve the purpose to the core. The interesting thing is that the book ends with "IT'S NOT ... THE END!", which means there is more to come, probably the second part. Overall I loved the book and I am eagerly waiting for the next part.

So, go ahead and buy this book from Amazon now!

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