Release Date: September 1, 2009
Age Group: Young Adult
Other Books by This Author: Sisters Red
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.
This is an amazingly original story! Viola is invisible. At least that’s what she thinks. Her long term boyfriend admitted that he is gay 7 months ago and since then Viola’s social life has been nonexistent.Her longing to feel whole again eventually turns into a very powerful wish.
As You Wish doesn’t waste any time getting to the interesting stuff. Viola’s life takes a very strange turn when Jinn shows up to grant her 3 wishes. Viola is a bit headstrong and making 3 wishes is a very tough thing for her. She doesn’t want to waste them. Those three wishes become almost impossible after a few days with Jinn.
Jinn does want to be on Earth. Every second spent here is aging him. But Viola won’t wish! She’s impossible and after a few days on Earth maybe…just maybe..he doesn’t want her to wish either.
After reading Sister Red I couldn’t get my hands on this book fast enough! It was a very cute story with refreshing characters. Viola is stubborn and smart. I found her relationship with Lawrence to be a little strange but that might happen all the time…who knows! I loved Jinn! He was raw and honest and very different than most male love interests.
Overall, As You Wish was a fun Summery read. You will have a hard time putting it down.