Tribal Affairs review by nictaf
Tribal Affairs
Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Fantasy

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Age at time of review - 15
Reviewer's Location - Kingman, AZ, United States
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Tribal Affairs is a book following Liana and her magical adventure. Liana is a normal girl, or so she thinks. Her early life has been okay; her mother was crazy, her father is the best father in the world. One day, Liana decides to put her mother's old locket around her leg when she goes to her father's magic show. At the show, a freak accident happens, leaving her father as the laughingstock of the town. Afterward, she starts to see glimpses of "something" messing with her father. A few days later, she is able to fully see that "something," and it's a mischievous genie with a familiar tattoo on his shoulder!

Later, she realizes she's seen that tattoo on someone else before. Liana goes to find him to understand who he is. Little does she know, the other genie is evil and curses her to make her invisible to all humans. Now Liana must set out on a long journey in order to become whole again. Will Liana be able to make herself visible again? Can she defeat the evil genie? Find out in this great book!


Matt Dallmann wrote an interesting book filled with magic and genies. This book was enjoyable and fun to read. However, some parts were slow. For the most part, the scenes worked well together and flowed smoothly.

The author incorporated unique ideas into this story. For example, the method of "trapping" a genie in this book was different than other methods I've read about. This method seemed more logical than some of the other theories I've read. I would recommend this book for ages 12 and up because there was some death.

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Content rating - some mature content

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There was some death and violence.

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