The Art of Wishing

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 fin

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 OliveHe 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 than just a genie he s also a sopho 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 than three wishes to save him A whole lot .

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  1. Lindsay Ribar lives in New York City, where she works in book publishing by day and writes YA novels by night She attends far too many concerts, watches far too much nerdy TV, and consumes fanfiction like it s made out of chocolate She is fond of wine, cheese, and countries where they speak English but with really cool accents Oh, and she has a Harry Potter tattoo.

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  1. Someone blackmailed me into five starring my own book It wasn t my idea I swear it wasn t I would never do something so uncouth of my own free will This entire paragraph is a lieA 5 6 14 In honor of the forthcoming release of the paperback edition or, accurately, because I felt like it , I m doing something that I ve seen a handful of other authors do here I mean, why not, right Here goesE ART OF WISHING A PLAYLIST1 When I m Up Great Big Sea 2 Stinging Velvet Neko Case 3 Faster Matt Nathanson 4 [...]

  2. 4.5 starsAs often happens, I really didn t have any expectations going into this book Based on the cover, it looks like a sweet contemporary with a little magic and music That seems awesome enough to give the book a chance, so when Steph offered to loan me her ARC, I went for it Ladies and gentlemen, I made a very good choice The Art of Wishing gave me so much joy.At the beginning, we meet Margo as she auditions for the school musical, Sweeney Todd, which is freaking awesome by the way She dream [...]

  3. Sigh I really wanted to like this It was enjoyable until about two thirds of the way, and then a plot twist with the antagonist made everything we d been pacing ourselves and hoping for ruined I don t need a book to be predictable but don t make me care about plot points that soon become irrelevant.Even worse was the ending, so abrupt and vague Um, what about her parents What about everyone else in her world Seriously, this is the end, with no explanation of what comes next, and we re supposed t [...]

  4. Oh God I m one of those girls What girls he asked, perplexed Those girls The ones in all those books and TV shows Some dumb high school girl falls in love with some supernatural guy, and he s all, Behold, I am five million years old and she s all, Oh my god, how can you ever love pathetic little me and he s like, Because of destiny or whatever It s just soew You know The Art of WishingWhen I opened this book i was a little hesitant about the font size Yes I know that may seem silly but in my exp [...]

  5. 2.5 3 starsLet me start off by saying that this was an Uncorrected Proof ARC provided by Netgalley And as such I don t know if there will be any changes.Okay, on to the review Honestly speaking, this book was okay The premise was a good one but story failed to grab me And truth be told I was bored at times Don t get me wrong, the book wasn t bad per se, it s just that there were certain aspects of the story that felt a bit forced Like the romance For me, it did not seem believable I don t see ho [...]

  6. What is my Favorite Book of 2013 so far Oh just this one And you can find the full on review here Why did The Art of Wishing grab my attention so quickly One word GENIE Seriously, I cannot think of a YA book in which a genie is the lead If there is another, please share it with me And it doesn t hurt that the genie is a boy Needless to say, I was quite excited to begin this book.And I started readingAnd kept reading.And suddenly I realized I needed some sleep So I slept for 3 hours.Then finished [...]

  7. I feel fortunate that I was able to read this book so early, and so I ll give a really brief review noting some of my favorite abstract ish things about it, so that you too can be really excited to pick it up when it comes out.First, particularly in YA and urban fantasy in which we see so many vampires and werewolves and fairies not that I don t LIKE these things, but we have seen a lot of them , I am really appreciative of original or rare mythologies Having a genie as the monster boyfriend is [...]

  8. Oh my stars, this book It came across my desk at the library and I went Huh, genies That s different I figured I d give it a shot I could not put it down.And now I have to wait till 2014 for book two Ugh I really need to learn patience or invent a time machine.

  9. To see full duo logy review click here.This book is what I want from a YA book It s cute, fluffy, and actually has substance And did I mention it features genies and I m in desperate need of a good YA genie book but never seem to get my wish.Until this book.In the words of Katy Schwartz, sweet baby Jesus.This book is cute Made of kittens, sunshine, and all things perfect.Let s start with the main character.I actually liked Margo Yes, she had some bonehead teenage moments, but I didn t want to ri [...]

  10. The Art of Wishing could very well be one of my favorites so far this year And possibly, one of the most memorable books I ve read in some time To say that it was flawless would be a lie, because it did have its minor flaws like a bit of an insta love romance which on this rare occasion I found myself glossing over, and just genuinely enjoying this entertaining and refreshing story beyond that The characters set this one a part from many of the reads I ve picked up the last few months its quirki [...]

  11. 4.5 stars look of absolute joy and horrorWAIT SO WHAT OH MY GOD THE COVER I LOVE IT EEEEEKKK, now that just makes me want this book than EVER Come faster 2013 AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH IWANTTHISBOOK I WANT IT NOW.It reminds me of As You Wish by Jackson Pearce with a dark twist I WANT IT NOW sniffs

  12. My review can also be found on my blog Collections.As soon as I read chapter one, I knew The Art of Wishing was going to be different from what I expected It did have some things I hoped to find cute, romantic moments with a bit of drama and angst throughout But what was different was that even though the characters were in high school, I had to keep reminding myself that they were in fact NOT in middle school There were moments that would never be found in a middle grade read, but it still read [...]

  13. Overall I enjoyed this book However, there were moments where the characters and their actions didn t feel as authentic or relatable as I would have liked That said, the unique plot and cliffhanger ending enticed me enough to read the sequel.

  14. Rating 3The Low Down Margo McKenna is super pumped The tryouts for the school musical are today, and she knows that she s going to kill it After her audition, everyone is so happy with her performance She knows she will get to play the part of Mrs Lovett, the female lead in Sweeney Todd When the results are posted, however, she s in for a shock some sopho that she s never heard of gets Mrs Lovett, and she is stuck in the part of Tobias Rigg, a character who only has two songs and is a boy.Rehear [...]

  15. The Art of Wishing will have you believing in magic, and cheering for love Aw, this was such a charming story I don t remember reading a book with a genie before, but I m so happy this is my first The story really managed to capture my attention right away It doesn t hurt that the cover is beyond gorgeous, and the whimsy truly fits the story The story flowed at such a nice, brisk pace that I found myself flying through the pages There were so many questions What would Margo wish for Would gettin [...]

  16. This book had me at genies Seriously genies There s a glut of vampires, werewolves, etc in the realm of monster boyfriend in paranormal romance, but genies isn t something I ve seen before I liked that not only was it an original hook, but as a reader I could latch onto the WHAT WILL SHE WISH FOR WHAT WOULD I WISH FOR wish fulfillment aspect The Art of Wishing was a quick, engaging read I had can t put it down itis and finished it in less than two days with pesky breaks for work and eating inbet [...]

  17. I got a chance to read The Art of Wishing ahead of time, in the form of a galley You had my attention at genie , but I ended up loving this book because it inverts everything I ve come to expect from YA paranormal romance.In the vaguest terms possible, to avoid spoilers Margo isn t defined by her relationship with Oliver or her relationship with any guy, for that matter She s got her own life, her own interests, her own problems, all of which are so much at the forefront of her mind that the rel [...]

  18. Actual Rating 2.5 It was okay, but I wasn t too impressed with it I like how the author was original with using genies instead of the waaaay too common vampire or werewolf fantasy that s always overdone.I don t really feel like talking about plot tbh It was basic I felt there was no depth or substance to the characters In the beginning I thought there might be, but that fell flat during the second half of the book Not much to go on here, but it wasn t awful shrugs

  19. I loved this book Hilarious, heartfelt, full of characters you can t help but love, featuring a charming romance that feels completely real, a unique magic system unlike anything I ve ever read, and capped off with dashes of Sweeney Todd for the theater lovers among us, THE ART OF WISHING is a clever read that had me turning pages so fast my eyes started melting AND IT WAS AWESOME.

  20. Inhalt Aus nicht nachvollziehbaren Gr nden hat Margo die Rolle, f r die sie im Schulmusical vorgesungen hat, nicht bekommen Das wird sp testens nach den ersten Proben klar.Doch warum hat ausgerechnet Vicky die Rolle bekommen Und warum sind so viele inklusive Margos bester Freundin regelrecht begeistert von ihr Als Margo einen Ring findet und pl tzlich Oliver wie aus dem Nichts auftaucht, bekommt sie die Erkl rung Und nun hat Margo drei W nsche frei, die der Dschinn ihr erf llen wird Stets unter [...]

  21. I picked this up and didn t look it up on GR before reading I had intended to give this book a five, solid five until I read the afterword in which the author says special thanks to someone for that one Inccredibly Frustrating Comment, which instantly turned this story from a stand alone into a trilogy So, I am left disappointed.I liked this book from the start Tight writing, fast moving plot, lots of action, super natural rules make sense All in all a fun read Except it should have been wrappe [...]

  22. I was fortunate enough to read an advance copy of The Art of Wishing and I can confirm, it s absolutely delightful and witty with charming characters Lindsay smoothly brings a fantastical creature, a genie, into our modern culture, without denying the history Disney and otherwise that came before Margo is the kind of character we all want to know in real life So often characters in paranormal fantasy are put on a pedestal of perfection They are selfless and always do what s right Margo s a good [...]

  23. Did I even tell you guys how awesome this book truly is No My bad This is a perfectly molded pot of colorful cookies you are not likely to find at the end of a rainbow Makes me want to grow a fu manchu or handlebar mustache so I can twirl it I don t know what else to say It s different, it s unexpected it s fun and I LOOOOOOOOOVEEEEEE the ending plus what comes before.I feel the urge to stuff my face, and yours, in it, just for the giggles and happy feels it gave me.I know, real helpful.

  24. I am the worst GR flake ever I read this awhile back and it is so, so cute Margot is sassy and awesome, Oliver is adorable and almost unbearably sweet Bonus points for fabulous banter The Art of Wishing lures you in with laughter and then kicks you right in the feels.

  25. Such an enjoyable read This book is also my book s twin because of Neko Case and waffles In all seriousness, I loved these characters, and I did not expect that ending in a good way The acknowledgements said something about a sequel I m in.

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