Monday, August 31, 2009

As You Wish by Jackson Pearce


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.


I've been dying to read As You Wish for what seems like ages now. Since, for one, does it or does not have a really original premise? Plus, even though a lot of people are going to disagree with me on this one, I do like the cover. Mostly because it reminds me of the one scene that takes place in the book.

Anyway, As You Wish is one book that can be quickly summed up in one phrase: " A cute and darling book". I really did highly enjoy this read.

For one, Viola was a character that I could easily connect with and picture myself in her shoes. One of the biggest reasons was that she was just surprisingly real. Since, who hasn't ever felt at one point or another lonely like she does even if you/ her have a great set of friends? Probably not many of you. Also, Jinn was yet another character that I adored. Him and Viola were just such a great pair and one that I constantly rooted for. Lawrence was a fantastic add, too!

The one thing that was quite refreshing about As You Wish was that the love between Viola and Jinn built up over time as they became closer to each other and just at first sight like most novels out there. Oh, and I did enjoy the suspense that came at the end that left one question in your mind: 'Will they be together or not?' and more importantly 'Will she remember him?'

Overall, As You Wish is one read that I definitely suggest you give a try. I truly can't wait to read more by Jackson!

Grade: A

As You Wish is now out!


  1. This book sounds almost unbearably CUTE! I am going to go find it at my local library...

  2. I absolutely want to read this one so bad!

  3. I'm going to have to put this on my reading list, for sure. It sounds so adorable! I hope I can get it on my library run tomorrow. Great review! :)

  4. This was such a fun book to read, I loved it too! I'm definitely a Jinn fan now -- I'm kinda wishing I could have a hot genie boy myself!

  5. I've never heard a bad word about this book, not a single one. I want to read it~!!!

  6. I thought it was cute, too :D And I also like the cover! Viola and Jinn did fall in love more slowly--and realistically, genie thing aside--than many YA fiction couples, which I too thought was nice.


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