Friday, April 5, 2013

The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar

Source:  Received eBook from publisher through netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Book Description:

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.

My Thoughts:

4 stars - Fun magic and kissing, what could be better?

Genies? Really.  Love that idea.  Love the idea of how they come into being.  Love how it fits so nicely into a modern and normal life - like they could be there hanging around and I'd never know.  The premise is fun and different.  The mind reading thing makes things interesting.  The bad genie dude is interesting.  Just loved the story.

Oliver.  Loved him.  I can't tell you the things about him that I want to for fear of spoiling things but I love how real he really is.  And green eyes! He has green eyes.  I can say that I love how he approaches his magic.  His desire to get wishes right, his hope to make the lives better of those he serves, his pride in his work...I loved all those things about him.  He's sweet and kind.  AND I loved how despite not falling for others in the past, he falls for Margo.  It's sweet.

Margo is interesting.  I like how she thinks things through and figures things out.  She probably over thought the age thing and maybe the other thing that I can't really say but I liked her.  She didn't fall all over Oliver but came to love him.  I loved that she kissed him the first time.  You go girl.

This one's quick and easy.  A comfortable, satisfying read after some emotional ones I've read lately.  Just what I needed.   If you like a little paranormal in your romance or a little romance in your paranormal, then this is a great choice.


  1. This sounds really interesting and different. It's also nice to know that it isn't TOO emotional- I need a break from those, too. I'm so glad that you enjoyed this.

    - Ellie at The Selkie Reads Stories

  2. I really liked this one, too. I'm happy that it's going to be series. More Oliver!

  3. This sounds like such a fun and cute book. I love the idea of a genie too. I have never read a genie book. (Besides Aladdin of course!)

  4. Glad you liked this one. I'll definitely check it out.

  5. Eeep! This looks like such a cute read! I've had my eyes on it for a while now, but now you've got me all curious and wanting to read the book more. Fantastic review!

    Millie @ Millie D's Words

  6. One of the things that makes me want to read this book is the genie aspect :D I haven't read anything about genies before and I think it's going to be great.