Saturday, 16 July 2011

As You Wish by Jackson Pearce

As You Wish
by Jackson Pearce

Summary: 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.
So, I really liked this book a lot -- it was cute and fast paced, one of those books you can sit down and read really quickly in one sitting. But, it wasn’t much more than that for me, it’s not the kind of book to be read if you’re craving something deep and meaningful or something like that.

There were times when I totally hated the main character…seriously, if I was friends with someone like her, I would’ve screamed at her. On multiple occasions. But then, she had her moments where she was kind of awesome and all of those times when her character frustrated me, well…it made her more realistic because the way she acts sometimes, while it’s annoying, really is the way some girls act (especially at that age, especially when it comes to boys). In the end, our survey basically says: I liked her.

Jinn was adorable and I really liked Lawrence a lot, too. They were what made me like the book the most, I think. The romance in the book was cute, even if it was a little - fast. Almost insta-love-ish. Because really, it only develops over a couple of days but it didn’t feel that way, it felt like longer than that so it didn’t bother me too much.

It’s weird that I like this book so much, because when I was reading it, it didn’t really hook me emotionally at all. Scenes that should make me happy or sad or make me cry or something just - didn’t. My emotions were pretty much just set to *entertained* the entire way through the book…like, it was holding my attention, it was amusing me - but it wasn’t really getting to me, I wasn’t empathizing with the characters or anything so their highs and lows didn’t particularly affect me.

In a way, that kind of makes it the ideal book to read after something that leaves you emotionally drained -- the book I read before this one was one of the ones that had me bawling my eyes out like a little baby and this book kind of recharged me after that.

So yeah, basically I liked the book a lot. It’s a cute, light read and I recommend you read it (just - not if you’re expecting to be moved to tears or clutching your sides from laughing so hard).


1 comment:

  1. I finished this one like, half an hour ago! and I get what your saying. I didn't feel connected but I still felt entertained! It was a great quick, light read! :D



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