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Monday, October 11, 2010

As You Wish By: Jackson Pearce

Title: As You Wish
Author: Jackson Pearce
HARDBACK
Amount of Pages: 298
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: August 25, 2009
Geared Towards: Teens/Romance lovers
From: Library

"'There are three overarching protocols for earthbound jinn-respect one's master, be visible only to one's master, and return to Caliban as quickly as possible.'" P. 32


Summary (From Front Flap): 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 as 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 servent 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.

Wdebo's Review: At first glance the book sounds like what the cover looks like. Childish and cute. But seriously, the cover does this book absolutely no justice. This book was funny, sweet, romantic, wonderful, magical and a bunch of other adjectives that basically scream awesome.

The story seems pretty cliche and standard, fall in love with a genie (or "jinn" as they are called), yet be unable to truly be together. Overdone right? Nope. Jackson Pierce was able to take this totally corny magical romance storyline and spin it into such an enchanting, delightful story. From the first word you read, it is terribly hard to put down. The story is so addicting, you can't stop reading until you're down to the last, amazingly swoon-worthy word.

Now that we are on the topic of "swoon-worthy" the main guy Jinn, is bascially the definition of addicting. Sexy and mysterious are only a few words to describe him, and he's a genie (uh hum "jinn") that bascially just seals the deal right there. Viola's best friend, Lawerence, is also awesome, if I ever have a gay best friend, that is who I want it to be. He is always there for Viola and always desires to lend her a helping hand.

Viola, on the other hand, is not the best character in the world. She is quite annoying at times when she constantly whines to Lawrence that he "owes her." I mean, it's not his fault she fell in love with a gay guy! And she is not a very character either which bothers me. But apart from that, she has two totally jealous-making relationships with two wonderful guys.

Cafe Cover Chat: Yeah, no. Yes, it is cute, but it looks like something from a middle grade book...wish, if they could in the next edition, change it...the model is not really conveying a very Viola-like attitude, she has a "what should I eat for lunch" look on her face, not a very representation of "what should I do? How could I have fallen for a JINN?!!!" (B-)

All in all, a wonderfully funny and cute novel that is sure to enchant readers from beginning to end.

Grade: A-

Wdebo :)

1 comment:

  1. Wow, sounds amazing. I have seen this book, but never got the attention to read it. Now I may even buy it, well, if I see it at the bookstore. :) Great review!

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