4 ½ stars
One made of clay, the other of fire; legends out of mythology. Both awaken in the turn of the 20th century and end up living just neighborhoods apart in New York City. The Golem Chava amongst the Jewish community, The Jinni Ahmad in Little Syria. Each is found by a guardian who helps them to assimilate into this new world.
Both struggle to understand human nature and learn to assimilate into this new world. A wonderful, magical tale. A bit too longwinded at times, but otherwise an excellent novel from a new author.