Friday, January 15, 2010
Blog Tour For Wish: Review of Wish by Alexandra Bullen
For broken-hearted Olivia Larsen, nothing can change the fact that her twin sister, Violet, is gone... until a mysterious, beautiful gown arrives on her doorstep. The dress doesn't just look magical; it is magical. It has the power to grant her one wish, and the only thing Olivia wants is her sister back.
With Violet again by her side, both girls get a second chance at life. And as the sisters soon discover, they have two more dresses-and two more wishes left. But magic can't solve everything, and Olivia is forced to confront her ghosts to learn how to laugh, love, and live again.
In a breathtaking debut from Alexandra Bullen, Wish asks the question: If you could have anything, what would you wish for?
Ever since seeing the cover and synopsis of this one a while back, I knew Wish was going to be a book I would read. I mean when a book contains wishes and magical dresses I'm definitely in! Luckily enough for me, I truly enjoyed this cute read of love, loss, and magic.
Olivia is a character that brought so much pain and sorrow to the page at first simply because of the fact that she feels like she's nothing without her sister Violet who never let anything get in the way of her living her life to the fullest. Though, as time went on, I liked seeing how she evolved into someone who realized that even when you loose something that means the world to you, you still have to keep going and just live while keeping that person close to you. Plus, I loved how Olivia learned from the mistakes she made because sometimes you don't tend to see that in teen books.
Moving on I liked the different relationships Alexandra portrayed through Wish. Ones that varied from the mixed feelings between the parents and remaining child to typical relationships between friends and boyfriends to my favorite one in the book- the one between siblings. It was refreshing to see just how close Violet and Olivia were and how they depended on each other to help the other. Because of this, there was times in Wish when I just felt like crying my eyes out, since I can't even began to imagine not only hard it is to loose a sibling, but one you were so close to.
The premise in this was also original and fun. I liked how Alexandra incorporated a very different kind of fairy god mother in this one. Plus, as mentioned in the earlier, I loved the idea of wish dresses. I know for one I would love some of those, especially if Posey was making them.
In all, while Wish isn't the most exciting and suspenseful book, it was still a refreshing one that will leave you with a smile on your face by the end.
Wish is now out!
Source: Publisher for blog tour. Thanks Sheila/ Scholastic!