As You Wish

 
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As You Wish
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14+
Release Date
August 25, 2009
ISBN
006166152X
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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.

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Review: As You Wish by Jackson Pearce
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Reader reviewed by Courtney Rae (Courtney Reads)

I was worried when I first heard about AYW, I didn't know if I would be
able to enjoy it. This book just didn't call to me.
I gave it a few
days, let the Barnes and Noble web page stay up on my screen. Finally I
gave in and read the first couple chapters supplied by B&N.
What
lesson did I learn yet again? Never judge a book by it's cover!
I
fell in love with As You Wish from page 1. Instantly sucked into Viola
and Jinn's worlds!

Viola thinks she is going crazy one day when
she sees some boy showing up and disappearing every time she turns
around. She's not going crazy.He really isn't there. He isn't even
human. No, he is a jinn.
Jinns only appear when someone wishes for
something strong enough. And Viola definitely did. Recently her best
friend, turned boyfriend Came out and told her he was gay.
All Viola
wants is to belong again, like she did when she was with Lawrence.
Now
she gets her wish and 2 more.
But like any rational human being,
Viola sees what would actually happen if she wished.
Not only will
her life change, but everyone's around her will, too.

Now, Jinn.
Jinn wants to go home. As long as Viola doesn't wish, though, he is
earth bound and aging. All he wants is for this girl to make some
selfish wish and to move on with his long life.

But, somewhere
between spending too much time together and Viola's first wish, they
fell in love.

__________

I like how Viola thought about
the consequences. That's a smart girl.
She could wish for Lawrence
to be straight or for him to love her again. But she knows that isn't
what he wants.
Viola has a good head on her shoulders and is
definitely someone who you can relate to.
Jinn is great! I always
looked forward to his chapters. He is fun and charming, but also
serious. But that seriousness fades quick when he is with Viola.
You
will be rooting for them through the entire book, yelling "JUST ADMIT IT
ALREADY!". Save your voice, kids. Good things come to those who wait.

__________

If
you follow me on Twitter,
you know that I simply adore Jackson Pearce. She is fun, quirky,
smart, and all that shows in her writing.
This book is fantastic. It
will make you laugh and get teary eyed all within the same pages.
You
will fall right into the worlds (and in love) with these characters.
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This book is amazing!
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Reader reviewed by Lauren

I would rate this book 5 stars! It was so cute and simply fun to read. I really love Jackson Pearce's writing style and I found all the characters to be well developed and fleshed out. I absolutely loved Jinn and Lawrence. I also loved the originality of the story line. While I do love vampires, werewolves and fairies, it was nice to read something more original and rare. The jinn were very interesting and I wish I could have learned more about them, but overall this was an excellent read and one of my favorites. Can't wait for more from Jackson Pearce.

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Beautiful Romance Story
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Reader reviewed by Em

Jackson Pearce created a wonderful world here. It's in present tense
and written so wonderfully that I didn't notice until chapter two and I
probably only noticed then because the narrator changed and it caught
me off guard. Once my initial confusion was over I quickly became
submerged in the story and found myself drowning in it's depths. It was
the only romance story I've ever called beautiful instead of cheesy
(despite the slightly cheesy ending). Everything worked wonderfully and
I believed the characters all the way. I used to be one of the
Invisible Girls. I know that longing to belong all too well. And how
passionate she is, all the leads actually. It was phenomonal.
Absolutely wonderful, from style to plot to characters. I loved it. And
to top it all, it's such an easy, fluid read that I finished the book
in one day (a school day at that). Go out and get this book!

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