Wednesday, December 19, 2012

ARC Spotlight – THE ART OF WISHING by Lindsay Ribar


He can grant her wishes, but only she can save his life.

Margo McKenna has a plan of attack for everything, from landing the lead in her high school musical to dealing with her increasingly absent parents. But when she finds herself in possession of a genie's ring and the opportunity to make three wishes, she doesn't know what to do. Especially since Oliver--not blue-skinned, not bottle-dwelling, but a genie nonetheless--can see more than what she's willing to show him. With one peek into her mind, he can see the wishes that even Margo herself doesn't know she wants.

But Oliver comes with more than just mind-reading abilities, a flair for magic, and the prettiest eyes Margo's ever seen. Someone from his past is hunting him--someone bent on killing him, along with all the other genies in the world, for the sake of honor. And as Margo soon discovers, it will take more than three wishes to save him. A whole lot more.

Recommended for fans of: YA contemporary with a dash of magic.

Okay, the first thing you need to be prepared for with this book is to imagine over and over what you would wish for if you had a genie readily available to grant three wishes. As the MC, Margo debates, so will you, adding to the reading enjoyment.

This book was a really fast read. Margo is funny and likeable. I also liked how the magical plot is balanced with Margo’s home life and her having trouble adjusting to a new family dynamic. The romance is front and center, but it’s not too gooey like some YA books.

THE ART OF WISHING is now available for pre-order and will be released March 21st, 2013.


  1. That's awesome. I've always wanted to have some wishes.

  2. Yay for genies!! We need more of them in the book world. :) I can't wait for The Art of Wishing. Also, that cover is so pretty!
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  3. The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar is different from anything I have previously read. I love that it has a female protagonist with agency, not just some damsel in distress who gets dragged along for the story. The characters are all well-realized and believable, even the secondary characters who don't really drive the plot. It's a pretty quick read, but it's definitely not boring.

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