Traveling to Teens: As You Wish by Jackson Pearce
Posted August 20, 2009on:
Title: As You Wish
Author: Jackson Pearce
Good If…You want to read a fun, original, and quirky book!
Summary: (Taken from Amazon)
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.
I pretty much adore everything about this novel – so much more than I ever expected.
I’m sure there are other books out there about genies but I felt Pearce built a world completely new and original to the YA world. I really enjoyed hearing about the jinn world and all of the complicated rules related to the wishes.
The charcters were amazing. Each had their own detailed personality and the emotions were heartfelt. Even the supporting characters were important – there were no filler characters. The relationships between the characters were also so true. I loved reading about Lawrence and Violia’s previous history and Viola and Jinn’s new relationship. Lawrence and Jinn have to be two of my all-time favorite characters. They added so much to the story and without their personalities, the story would have been nothing.
It was told from two POVs – Viola and Jinn – which I normally don’t like but it added so much to the story. It gave an insight on how each of them were feeling and thinking about it each, plus Jinn’s struggle.
Overall, I can’t recommend this one enough. Go out and pick up a copy ASAP. I know I’ll be buying one.
This was reviewed as part of a Traveling to Teens tour.