Thursday, July 28, 2011

Blog 11 - As You Wish by: Jackson Pearce

Hey Guys! Alisha here to do another blog post.

This post is for the book, As You Wish by Jackson Pearce. I literally just finished reading it and wanted to write the review while it was fresh in my head.

About the book:
Ever since Viola's boyfriend broke up with her, she has spent her days silently wishing—for someone to love her again and, most important, to belong again—until her wishes inadvertently summon a genie named Jinn out of his world and into her own. He will remain until she makes three wishes. But it's only after Viola makes her first wish that she realizes she's in love with Jinn . . . and that if she wishes twice more, he will disappear from her life—and her world—forever.

My Review:
First off, let me talk a little bit about the cover, because I know that this was not the original cover. The previous cover was a lighter blue color, and had butterflies I believe. For some reason, the publishing people didn't like that cover and switched to this one. I think either cover would have worked for this book. However, I'm glad that they decided to change it to this one. The starry night sky look on the cover goes better with the storyline line I think. Now onto the story...

I really enjoyed reading this book. The books is double-spaced it seems and it is 298 pages long, which isn't very long at all. For some reason before I started reading this book I was thinking it was going to be something like Aladdin. That there was going to be a princess and the evil adviser like Jafar. But there wasn't any of that from Aladdin. I liked that actually. I like that Jackson put a different spin on a story about a genie.  But I rather enjoyed the difference. Even though it isn't clear the location in which this story takes place, I love the characters that Jackson Pearce created. Viola, the main character, is your typical teenage girl and just wants to fit in, to belong in the world, after her experimental dating with her best friend goes wrong. That's all she wants is to belong again. Lawrence, is her best friend and recent ex-boyfriend, but he broke up with her not because he didn't like her but well because it's complicated.Viola feeling invisible summons a Jinn without even knowing it.

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Jackson Pearce's novels, to anyone who enjoys reading a book with romance, magic, and a little bit of mystery in it as well. This was a delightful book to read and I hope I like her other books just as much.

On a different note:
I know that in my first blog I have listed a few books that I was going to read and review in order to get me started on this, but I have since changed that order of reading the books, and will be mixing those books in between other books that I have recently either received in the mail or books that I have purchased. But not to worry I will be reading and reviewing them all. As it stands I think my next book that I will be reading and reviewing will be: Bran Hambric: The Specter Key by: Kaleb Nation. Now I have already read his first book Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse, so I may be doing a blog post for each book.

As always, thank you for reading, please subscribe if you like what you read, and please feel free to send me some comments. Thanks and Happy Reading!!!


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