Tuesday, January 12, 2010

As You Wish

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.

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Beth says 4 Stars...

This book was so cute. I had so much fun reading it and enjoyed the whole process. I hope I wasn't the only one, but I had some serious Princess Bride flashbacks. At first I found Viola to be a bit mopey, but that changed as the book went on. She developed nicely and morphed into a more mature young woman by the end of the book. Jinn had an interesting arc and went through the most dramatic change. The new take on jinn culture and mythology was astounding. I hadn't read anything quite like it, which really helped keep me involved in the book. I also liked the supporting characters; for some reason they always seem to be the most interesting. The only problem I had was with the plot. It was predicable and a little bit cliche, but still fun. It wasn't original at all and that bothered me. It seemed to me as though I had read it before, just in a sightly different incarnation.

Overall, I thought that this book was fun. It was cuteness without being overly sappy. I would recommend this for anyone looking for a lighthearted romp.

Book from Library


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