As You Wish by Jackson Pearce: Book review

As You Wish
Publisher/Year: August 31st 2010 HarperTeen
Genre: YA Fantasy
Series: Genies #1
Pages: 304
Source/Format: Paperback | Bought
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

*This review may contain spoilers!*

Synopsis

Ever since Viola's boyfriend broke up with her, she has spent her days silently wishing—for someone to love her again and, most important, to belong again—until her wishes inadvertently summon a genie named Jinn out of his world and into her own. He will remain until she makes three wishes. But it's only after Viola makes her first wish that she realizes she's in love with Jinn . . . and that if she wishes twice more, he will disappear from her life—and her world—forever.

My review

This book was exactly what I needed when I read it: cute and fluffy, but with some substance. I love Jackson's writing, and I have for years. It had been ages since I read a book of hers, so picking this up was very enjoyable.

Genies are a thing I don't think I'd read about in a book before, so it was a new experience, and one that I enjoyed immensely. Despite the fact that there is a genie in this book, it read in an extremely relatable way. I could see most of the things in Viola's life as being things that could happen to me or any of my friends.

On the whole, I liked Viola as a protagonist. She had flaws, of course, but I seem to like that in characters.Lawrence was great as the best friend, and the fact he was so supportive the whole way through.

I enjoyed the dual POV's in As You Wish because Viola and Jinn are such different people that reading the story from both their perspectives really gave me a deeper insight into it.

This book was just so much fun to read and I don't know why I waited so long to read it.

Izzy

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