Thursday, February 3, 2011

Book Recommendation - As You Wish

As You Wish
By Jackson Pearce

As You Wish


Blurb from Goodreads: "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."

This was such a cute book.  I read it in a single sitting, on a day I was home sick.  It's light and funny and just plain fun to read.

It alternates point of view between Viola and Jinn, and it's done flawlessly.  Never once did I find myself confused about who's head I was in.  Which is awesome, because that can be hard to do!

I loved the character development in the story.  Viola grows and learns so much through the course of the book, and so does Jinn.  Best of all, it feels genuine.  Their growth comes because of genuine concern for others, and real learning moments.

You should definitely pick this up if you're in the mood for a quick, fun read.

8 comments:

Erinn said...

I love quick cute reads--- it makes me feel productive to read a book in one sitting. I will totally check this out.

Marquita Hockaday said...

My NaNo novel is about djinns (or genies) but in a different aspect than what Pearce used. However, I do still want to read this so that I can see how she used genies in her novel. I liked Sisters Red, so I'm assuming I will like As You Wish, too. I'll be sure to add that on the e-reader :)

KO: The Insect Collector said...

sounds very cool-- thanks for sharing!

Pam Harris said...

This sounds like such a cute book! Usually, I'm not a fan of light, romantic fare, but Anna and the French Kiss definitely made me fall for this genre. :)

KM said...

Aww I love Jackson Pearce, and not only because I met her and she lives around where I do. She's just such a cool writer and person. Love her books! :)

Alicia Gregoire said...

I love fast fun reads. Thanks for the review!

Yahong said...

I loved the premise of this novel... but the ending was a little unrealistic and too snappy for me. Good as a light read, though, I agree.
(Does this count as negatively... um... commenting on a book? If so, please remove this comment, Holly...)

Krista said...

This sounds too cute! So many new books to add to my reading list today...