Jannat Zubair is a new series of books that I’ve just heard about. It’s written by Amna Alker. I’ve read her first book, titled Kitchen Confidential; it was a nice little read. However, I wasn’t too captivated with it, nor did I really enjoy the plot. I’m sure some people will like the plot, and some won’t, but I wasn’t completely blown away. However, I did think it was quite good, and I’m going to give Jannat Zubair a read, just to see if I feel the same way about it as I did when I read her first book.
Jannat Zubair isn’t based on any specific character from history. In fact, it’s not even set in ancient Egypt. The book simply is about kitchen issues and problems, and how kitchen issues can affect the rest of your life. It’s not a work of art or even a novel in any way.
We have all had those days when we spend hours in front of the television, or computer, flipping through channels, unable to get enough of our favorite television shows. Jannat Zubair gives us an inside look into the daily life of a modern woman, and it’s fascinating. It’s funny, it’s intelligent, and at times it’s even a bit romantic. Jannat Zubair isn’t exactly a romance, it’s more of an observation of life, combined with witty banter and plenty of tasty desserts.
The characters that we meet in Jannat Zubair are incredibly real, and believable. These women all have their own quirks and flaws. They aren’t perfect, but they are complex and real, instead of being one-dimensional. They have problems, and as we all do, they search for solutions to their problems. Jannat Zubair isn’t a book for the young or the old.
I think part of what makes Jannat Zubair stand out from the many other contemporary Egyptian novels is the fact that she isn’t part of an ongoing story. Her book is stand-alone, and we get to experience her character as she moves around the city, encountering new people and situations. We get to know Jannat as she deals with the normal side of Cairo life, the side that most readers aren’t privy to. This aspect of her character is refreshing and helps to make Jannat Zubair a more engaging read than many of her previous Egypt novels.
There are also elements of humor throughout Jannat Zubair. The scenes between Jannat and her sister Essam are especially hilarious. While Essam is serious and logical, Jannat shows her lighter side throughout their relationship. It brings the character more depth than we’ve seen in past Egypt novels and adds another dimension to the character of Jannat. In addition, there is some beautiful scenery in this book. There are deserts, pyramids, and desert scenes interspersed throughout the book.
I don’t want to leave the reader with the feeling that Jannat’s book is just a fairy tale. After all, it’s set in modern-day Cairo, so it’s not like a Cinderella story. What I’m saying is that while the setting of the book is fantastical, the story is realistic and interesting. There’s a good dose of humor throughout the book and some very relatable elements to the character.
Overall, this is a very fun book to read. The characters are relatable and the world-building is engaging. If you enjoy fantasy romance with a bit of hope, then Jannat Zubair might be the book for you!
All that glitters is not gold, though. While the hope in this story is superb, at times it can seem unrealistic. This happens because the magic that is performed is not completely understood. It is described, but it is unclear how it works and what exactly is required to make it happen.
There’s a lot of detail in this book, which makes it very detailed and believable. Jannat’s mother tries to help her daughter, but she gets too caught up in her own problems to really help. There are a few secondary characters who add to the excitement of the story, but overall, this is a book about a teenage girl’s search for herself.
This is an exciting fantasy novel that will keep you hooked until the end.