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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

As You Wish by Jackson Pearce

As You Wish by Jackson Pearce
Rating: 4.5/5

Synopsis: Ever since Viola's boyfriend broke up with her, she has spent her days silently wishing—to have someone love her again and, more importantly, to belong again—until one day she inadvertently summons a young genie out of his world and into her own. He will remain until she makes three wishes.
Jinn is anxious to return home, but Viola is terrified of wishing, afraid she will not wish for the right thing, the thing that will make her truly happy. As the two spend time together, the lines between master and servant begin to blur, and soon Jinn can't deny that he's falling for Viola. But it's only after Viola makes her first wish that she realizes she's in love with Jinn as well . . . and that if she wishes twice more, he will disappear from her life—and her world—forever.

Review: After reading this description on the book jacket, I was intrigued. It's not everyday that I stumble on a book about genies falling in love with their "masters," so I bought it and read it in a few hours the day after. I loved it! :) It was a very cute and entertaining read! You learn that wishing to belong will not solve anything, and that you will have to put yourself out there in order to be where you want. That's what happened to Viola after she made an accidental wish. I liked everything about this book, except for the ending--merely for trivial reasons. But I also liked how it was a happy one.

I loved the originality of the book, and how Jinn's name came to be. When you hit the climax, you will not be able to put it down. Period.



Kelsey said...

Nice review. I really want to get a copy of this!(:

a flight of minds said...

Great review! I've only been reading sparkling reviews for As You Wish. It does sound very cute. Genies sound like a fun idea. :) Like Aladdin but without the creepy music at the beginning! XD

- Alex

Melanie said...

This sounds like a fun book! I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for it. :)