Saturday, November 10, 2012

Review- As You Wish by Jackson Pierce

As You Wish by Jackson Pearce
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Blurb:  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.

Jackson Pearce spins a magical tale about star-crossed lovers, what it means to belong . . . and how important it is to be careful what you wish for.

Viola is a normal teenager with some not-so-normal issues. One day, she accidentally calls upon a jinn who'll grant any 3 wishes of hers. Suddenly, there's a solution for Viola's every problem, as impossible as it might seem. But does she really want all her problems to vanish with just a wish?

As You Wish was a quirky, interesting story. Though I didn't find anything special in the writing style, I did like the story. The author wrote Jinn's and Viola's POV's quite nicely and I loved both the characters, although Viola did get a bit irritating at times with all her confusions and helplessness. Nevertheless, her nature was sweet and she did care a lot about her friends, so it wasn't that hard to like her. As for Jinn, he was a good character too. His sympathetic, helpful nature and ultra-hot looks just added to his awesomeness. I really liked Viola's best friend-slash-ex-boyfriend, Lawrence who stood by her side no matter how unbearable she got, and was there to help her out whenever it was needed.

I would recommend this book to all YA book lovers, because even though it wasn't that "special" or totally breath-taking, it did have a very good message attached with the story.
I love it when authors don't write just to make their books bestsellers, but also to send a message out there, to maybe help some people out, or maybe just to let them know that they're not the only ones going through those problems. These days it's hard to find such authors, but I'm very happy to say that Jackson Pierce is definitely one of them.

The accurate rating for this book would be 3.5 stars.

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