Monday, April 1, 2013

The Art of Wishing ~ Lindsay Ribar

So what book has ranked 1st on my FAVORITES OF 2013?

Title: Art of Wishing
Author: Lindsay Ribar
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers
Pub Date: March 21, 2013
Pages: 314
Book Source: Publisher via Net Galley
From GoodReads: He can grant her wishes, but only she can save his life.

Margo McKenna has a plan for just about everything, from landing the lead in her high school play to getting into a good college. So when she finds herself in possession of a genie's ring and the chance to make three wishes, she doesn't know what to do. Why should she put her life into someone else's hands?

But Oliver is more than just a genie -- he's also a sophomore at Margo's high school, and he's on the run from a murderer. As he and Margo grow closer, she discovers that it will take more than three wishes to save him.

A whole lot more.

Why did The Art of Wishing grab my attention so quickly? One word: GENIE. Seriously, I cannot think of a YA book in which a genie is the lead. (If there is another, please share it with me!) And it doesn't hurt that the genie is a boy! Needless to say, I was quite excited to begin this book.

And I started reading...

And kept reading....

And suddenly I realized I needed some sleep. So I slept for 3 hours....

Then finished reading the book!

Yeah, I loved it that much. It wasn't just the genie and wish aspect, but it was the characters as well. Margo just seemed so easy to relate to; I liked that she was involved with high school musicals, she wrote her own music, and was just a great character. When Margo finds the ring, she isn't irresponsible with it. In fact, she is so responsible I wasn't sure if she would ever use all three wishes! What did she wish for? Tsk tsk, I can't tell you that, you'll have to read the book to find out! But wow. Margo's wishes definitely come as a surprise, I'll tell you that!

Meanwhile, Oliver is a genie on the run. There is a murderer hot on his tail and Margo is taking too long to make her wishes. But as time wears on, Oliver doesn't mind so much. Well okay, he minds when the murderer catches up to him and Margo gets in the way. Yeah, that's not so good. 

And before I end up giving everything away, I shall end this brief review. But a word of advice: GO READ THE BOOK! And I hope you fall in love with it as much as I did!

If you were granted three wishes, what would they be?    

1 comment:

  1. This sounds really cute, I have never read a genie book but I really like the sound of having wishes granted, the characters and romance sounds great so I'll definitely have to look out for this one.
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