Tuesday, 16 March 2010

As You Wish by Jackson Pearce

As You Wish
Jackson Pearce

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.

I never really heard about this novel until I somehow ended up following Jackson Pearce on twitter. How exactly that happened, I'm not sure. But after reading her tweets and watching her on Blog TV every week, I knew I had to read her novel.

The more I heard about As You Wish, they more excited I got. A genie...well jinn? How awesome is that? I built up high expectations for this novel and was not disappointed.

I can't even describe how awesome this book was (maybe because it's been over a week since I read it). There were twists and turns and yeah, some of it was predictable, but at the same time it wasn't. And even when things are hopeless, there's still a ray of light.

I wish I could go more in depth about why I loved this book, but it's hard to remember so much. I've been taking advantage of the weather and taking time to read outside this week. Tons of extra reading time there, so I get through more books. I can say this:

Earlier this week I cleaned out my shelves. I put some away in the special book drawer I have, and the others moved down stairs to the big shelf. But all of my favorites stayed upstairs on my little shelves. As You Wish is staying on this special, little shelves.

--Julie

3 comments:

  1. how fun to discover a book because you accidentally follow an author on twitter. And then to have that book be AWESOME - well, so much the better. And this does sound great!

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  2. Oh, I've been waiting for a review on this book! I have it in my bookshelf, but I've not had the chance to read it yet. I kind of wanted a second opinion so that I could see if I needed to read it sooner rather than later. I guess sooner it is :D Thanks!

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  3. This one is also on my TBR pile - I wish the cover was less childish, but it doesn't make that much of a difference for me :) Fab review, Julie!

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