Saturday, August 27, 2011

Review: As You Wish

Title: As You Wish
Author: Jackson Pearce
Release Date: September 1st, 2009
Series: None
Number of Pages: 298
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: Bought
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.
One of the things I adore about Jackson Pearce is how present she is on the net. Honestly, I was a fan of hers even before reading her books, simply because I enjoyed her youtube’s video and tweets way too much.

I ended up getting this book online, because my nice bookstore never seems to have it. So while waiting for my copy of Sweetly, I thought, “Why not read this book on my way to New York, it seems like a fun and light book! It should keep me entertained for the long hours spent in the car!”

Well, I ended up loving it! It is cute, fun and perfect for a summer read. I just love summer read. They are the best when you have a lot of time to read, with the wind in your hair, because it makes you smile. It is one of those books that make you smile a lot.

Viola, the main character is absolutely fun to follow. She just felt real, without all the superficial stuff. I could get the why behind her actions, even though I wouldn’t have needed that much time to make my wishes…. Hey, I know what I want, what else can I say. It reminded me of high school, how it felt to sometime feeling invisible, to be something wishing for more. Lawrence was great, but I have to say that my heart goes to Jinn. I liked Jinn. I want a Jinn. Not only can he grant wishes, but also he is so amazing with Viola. Wish jinns were real…
If you liked Sisters Red, you should read this one, because it was better to me! If you haven’t read any books Jackson Pearce and are still wondering if you should, you should check her out on twitter or facebook to realize how funny and amazing she is. Seriously.


  1. I just picked this up at the library the other day! And I'm the same way - I first found Jackson Pearce through her online presence before I had heard of her books as well. I like how active she is! It makes her more fun. :) Great review! Now I can't wait to pick this up!

  2. I need to read this book! Sounds like a fun read!

    Tia @ Falling For Books

  3. I loved this book- so cute and funny! I want a Jinn too!