The Art of Wishing

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I bought it!


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.


I bought this book a while back and I’ve only just got around to reading it. It’s one of those books that’s perfect for reading in-between heavy going read. It was a fluffy read but fluff with genies. Yes! Genies. It does become a little silly towards the end, but that never dissuaded me from reading this book. It’s great for reading if you’re in the mood for a light contemporary. This certainly fits the bill.

It centres around Margo who meets Oliver and finds out that he is actually a genie. Oliver has granted a peer’s wish to be well liked. It’s landed her the role in the play that Margo was desperate for. Margo becomes intrigued by Oliver and wants to know more about him. When finding the ring that summons Oliver, Margo discovers that he’s a genie. Margo and her friends are great and I loved the growing relationship between Margo and Oliver. It wasn’t an instalove story which I always appreciate. The story then takes a turn when a fourth wish is introduced. Oliver’s rival also comes into the picture which brings a bit of a twist to the tale.

I really enjoyed this book. It was exactly what I wanted in the story. I liked how Lindsay Ribar gave quite a unique spin on genies. It was interesting to read her portrayal of how genies are born.

There are some fantastic characters to explore within this story and even if it does veer towards the ridiculous at some points, it’s still a fun and fluffy read.

Would I recommend it?:
Yes! 3.5 stars.

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