The Art of Wishing
"[With] a genie like no other. . . this lighthearted book is a well-rounded combination of humor, romance and paranormal suspense, with likable characters and easy-to-believe dialogue." (Kirkus Reviews) Margo McKenna has a plan of attack for everything, from landing the lead in her high school... show more
"[With] a genie like no other. . . this lighthearted book is a well-rounded combination of humor, romance and paranormal suspense, with likable characters and easy-to-believe dialogue." (Kirkus Reviews) Margo McKenna has a plan of attack for everything, from landing the lead in her high school musical to dealing with her increasingly absent parents. But when she finds herself in possession of a genie's ring and the opportunity to make three wishes, she doesn't know what to do. Especially since Oliver--not blue-skinned, not bottle-dwelling, but a genie nonetheless--can see more than what she's willing to show him. With one peek into her mind, he can see the wishes that even Margo herself doesn't know she wants. But Oliver comes with more than just mind-reading abilities, a flair for magic, and the prettiest eyes Margo's ever seen. Someone from his past is hunting him--someone bent on killing him, along with all the other genies in the world, for the sake of honor. And as Margo soon discovers, it will take more than three wishes to save him. A whole lot more.
Publish date: March 21st 2013
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 314
Edition language: English
Series: The Art of Wishing (#1)
This book is what I want from a YA book. It’s cute, fluffy, and actually has substance. And did I mention it features genies…and I’m in desperate need of a good YA genie book but never seem to get my wish. Until this book. In the words of Katy Schwartz, sweet baby Jesus. This book...
Loved it. Charming, whimsical, genuine. Loved the dark edge, too. Kept me reading and I wanted more!
The Art of Wishing is a sparkling and original story that is just completely enjoyable. Practically from page 1, I was hooked. I was in the mood for something light and compelling, and this book certainly delivered. It's a refreshing take on the paranormal genre with heavy influences from the contem...
You don’t seem to run across many YA books with genies in them, and that’s just a shame. Also a shame: I just didn’t like this book as much as I was hoping. Things started off well. I appreciated the fact that Margo wanted to be the lead in the school musical. Why was this such a big deal for me? ...