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The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar Book Review

The Art of Wishing 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.



One of my most anticipated books of this year was The Art of Wishing, so I was extremely excited to read it. I loved how the genie plot was incorporated and Margo was an awesome main character, although I didn’t like Oliver as much as I hoped I would.

Margo ends up picking up a genie’s ring, and the three wishes that come along with it. I liked how unselfish Margo proved to be in taking time to think carefully about and choose her wishes. There were some family issues involving her discussed, and I’m curious if there will be more about it in the next book.

Oliver was a nice guy, but I just didn't find him too amazing. I didn't feel like he was very genuine and I wish he had told Margo about his past sooner. There were also some things revealed concerning him towards the end that were weird, but interesting twists. I thought Margo's and his relationship, was cute, although I wish there had been more depth to it.

For the genie plot, I loved how the author created it. The overall history and the current issue for Oliver were great to read it. The plot also moved at a quick pace, making The Art of Wishing a quick read. I was so shocked by the ending, though! I did not expect what happened to happen and I’m curious to see what the result of it will be in the next book.

Overall, The Art of Wishing is a great read that’d I’d give 3 1/2 out of 5 flowers! 













10 comments:

  1. I've seen this book around and it does seem interesting and this is the first review I'm reading for it. I'm really happy that you enjoyed the story overall! :) Great review.

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  2. These are one of those really rare books that I fell for the title. It sounds too good to be true! So glad it loved up to its nameeee:) Fantabulous review

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  3. Oooh, I like a good twist at the end. I definitely need to check this one out. I'm keeping my eye on it for trade :)

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    1. The twist was great, I'm really looking forward to the sequel coming out. I hope you're able to get a copy of it soon :)

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  4. I've been really wanting to read this one, but I'm disappointed that Oliver wasn't all that great and that their relationship didn't go deeper. However, it sounds like a good read and I love twists...just not too far-fetched ones :) Great review!

    Sunny @ Blue Sky Bookshelf

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    1. That was the one thing I really wish hadn't occurred. It was still great, though! :)

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  5. I really want to read this one! The whole genie thing has not really been done yet in YA, and I was looking forward to a new supernatural element. I'm so curious about the ending now too.

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    1. The genie part was super cool. I hope you enjoy it!

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