19 January 2013

As You Wish

Reviewer: Kelsey
Author: Jackson Pearce
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
Rating: 7 out of 10

Summary (via Goodreads): 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.

Jackson Pearce spins a magical tale about star-crossed lovers, what it means to belong . . . and how important it is to be careful what you wish for

My Feelings On The Matter: This was a great book. It was a cool idea. This is the only genie book I've ever read which makes it an novelty. I like new things. Also, it was simple enough to follow and everything was explained enough but not all at once. I hate that because you can never remember everything that is important by the time it is important. I forget things pretty quickly. I need to get information as it becomes important. 

Jackson Pearce really likes her multiple points of views. She switches between narrating characters as the chapter changes. Sometimes this can be confusing if you miss (or forget) which character's thoughts you are reading about but for the most part it isn't bad.

I loved the simplicity of the characters, the cool names the author gave them, but most of all the fact the the character learns something. When to wishes every go well?

The author, Jackson Pearce, is one of my favourites. As a person, she is funny and intelligent  I followed her video blogs for a really long time. She is an interesting person. These traits carry over into her writing. Her novels are full of characters with unique names and witty dialogue. Her books are very entertaining and who isn't intrigued by a good love story?

In Conclusion: I felt that this novel, in comparison to her other novels, was a bit childish. I enjoyed it, don't get me wrong, but I felt myself going back in time while reading this. I read it while in high school (remember when Kristen and I went MIA? We didn't stop reading...) so it couldn't have been the fact that Viola was in high school. I think that maybe it was just how the characters were speaking. That's fine. It was a quick read so it wasn't painful for long. The benefits of reading this novel out weighted the issues I had with it. Overall I enjoyed the story.

1 comment:

  1. I like the fact that this is about genies, because I haven't read a book about that before. I also love her other work, so I'm going to give this a shot :) Nice review!



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