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The Hidden Palace – Helene Wecker

This is a sequel to The Golem and the Jinni.

Title: The Hidden Palace

Author: Helene Wecker

Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Plot: Chava, the golem, and Ahmad, the jinni, are still hiding in plain sight in New York City. Though some people are starting to notice them. They must find a way to survive or be outed. So they go deeper into hiding. But an old friend is looking for them. More of their kind are also looking for them, while trying to hide as well. Will everyone find what they’re looking for? Or will they be found out for what they truly are?

Rating: 3.6 – a good mix of fantasy and historical fiction

Opinion: This was a great sequel. There wasn’t as much of a big plot as I was expecting, but it was still an interesting read. There a lot more characters in this book to keep track of this time. The book also had different points of view. The views changed multiple times in a chapter, but it was really well done. A couple times at the beginning it took me a minute to realize which character I was following. There a couple times that caught me slightly off guard, too. Those parts weren’t as clear. I enjoyed details in the history of this book. There were lots of interesting details about ordinary life and life in other parts of the world that made this book so interesting. This book a fun read and I highly recommend this book for anyone who loves historical fiction.

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