As You Wish
by Jacson Pearce
# of pages: 304
Age Range: 13+
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.
Isn't this such an original plot? Ever since I'd heard of the book, I had wanted to read it, so on one my semi-regular aimless strolls through the library, I saw the shiny cover and snatched it.
The book started off pretty quick, which I like. There's nothing worse than a slow beginning. I didn't love Viola at first, I found her to be kind of whiny and self absorbed, and then when she got together with Aaron I was like...sigh, you don't even like him. But then halfway through the book she turned around and I really started to like her. She became more independent and strong.
Other than that, I found the book to be light, fun, and original with dimensional characters and good writing. And Jinn was definitely a boy I would like to see again! Jackson Pearce created a great teen novel and I will definitely be looking forward to her work in the future.
One thing that I thought was funny was that Jackson made a YouTube video about her one use of the f*bomb . She was saying that some people had given it only one star, and had not recommended the book for teens just because of that one use. I thought that was ridiculous. I mean seriously, the f*bomb if you walk in any public area or read the messages on a town playground I can assure you, that you will see/hear that word. What are people trying to protect us from? Anywho, Jackson is having a contest for her newest novel on her YouTube channel so go check it out!
If you liked As You Wish be sure to check out:
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
The Dark Divine by Bree Despain
Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
The Mark by Jrn Nadol
The Tear Collector by Patrick Jones
Dreaming Anastasia by Joy Preble
Immortal by Gillian Shields
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