ARC Review: I Wish by Elizabeth Langston

ARC Review

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What Lacey needs is a miracle. What she gets is a genie with rules.

Lacey Linden is hiding the truth of her life—a depressed mom, a crumbling house, and bills too big to pay. While her high school classmates see a girl with a ready smile and good grades, Lacey spends her evenings seeking ways to save her family. On a get-cash-quick trip to the flea market, Lacey stumbles over a music box that seemingly begs her to take it home. She does, only to find it is inhabited by a gorgeous “genie.” He offers her a month of wishes, one per day, but there’s a catch. Each wish must behumanly possible.

Grant belongs to a league of supernatural beings, dedicated to serving humans in need. After two years of fulfilling the boring wishes of conventional teens, he is one assignment away from promotion to a challenging new role with more daring cases. Yet his month with Lacey is everything that he expects and nothing like he imagines. Lacey and Grant soon discover that the most difficult task of all might be saying goodbye.

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★ (1 star)

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I have received an advance readers copy of this novel from Netgalley for an honest review.

Lacey is a girl who literally makes her family alive. Ever since the death of her stepfather, she was the only person left for her mother and half brother to lean on. A fact, disastrous enough to make her normal teenage life crumbling.

But, what if one day, the music box, which she traded for her aunt’s candlesticks, turned out to be a home for a gorgeous genie which grants whatever she wishes for thirty days? Fair enough?

Well, here’s the catch. The wishes should be as humane as possible. In short, she cannot wish for loads of cash and a luxurious life in that very instant she met her genie.

So, what now? Will our heroine find a solution to her never ending problem? Or will she find something even much more that what the genie in the music box can offer?

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  • Conversations made between the characters especially Grant and Lacey were funny. Grant’s ignorance being cured by Lacey. (smiles)

  • The concept of the story is unique despite the cliche it portrays. Thirty wishes, one per day, good for one month. That’s too much compared to the traditional three. But what makes this story unique is the fact that they are as human as possible.

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  • The writing style did not suit my taste. It definitely affected the way I perceive the story. If the writing style is boring, the story becomes as dull as it can be, no matter how good the story is.
  • The story for me is just too fictional. Grant is described like a genie in a form of a human being. A gorgeous, normal, human. But I was shocked when the author wrote this:

He lifted his hand to reveal a nasty gash of seeping blue fluorescent goo.

What? You’ve gotta be kidding me! (sighs)

  • The story is too slow paced. I have been reading this for weeks now and yet I just found myself getting bored over and over again. Honestly, I didn’t finish the whole book. I must admit, its been a busy month but that doesn’t affect the way I rated this series. Yes, you heard me right, there is a second part to this book. Too bad, I really did love the storyline. (sighs)

So, these are my pros and cons in reading this novel. I hope you’ll enjoy it. And please do tell me what you think about the novel. I don’t want to discourage you in reading this. But anyways, till the next time. (smiles)

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