T5W – Worst Love Interests

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It’s that time of the week again when I bring you the Top 5 Wednesdays, created by gingerreadslainey. If you want to know how T5W works you can go to the Goodreads group by clicking here. This week theme is Worst Love Interests. This is a really difficult topic for me because I normally love all the love interest so I might have to cheat a little bit but here’s some of the worst love interests on my opinion. Continue reading

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Wishing for You (I Wish #2) by Elizabeth Langston – eARC Review

Wishing for You (I Wish, #2)Publication Date:

October 13th 2015

Publisher:

FictionEtc Press

Goodreads Synopsis: 

She’s a girl who can’t remember. He’s the guy she can’t forget…

It’s her final semester of high school, and Kimberley Rey is curious about what will come next. She needs to pick a college, but her memory disability complicates the choice. Will her struggles to remember make it impossible to leave home?

Help arrives through an unexpected and supernatural gift. Grant is a “genie” with rules. He can give her thirty wishes (one per day for a month) as long as the tasks are humanly possible. Kimberley knows just what to ask for–lessons in how to live on her own.

But her wishes change when a friend receives a devastating diagnosis. As she joins forces with Grant to help her friend, Kimberley learns that the ability to live in the moment–to forget–may be more valuable than she ever knew.

Review:

*I was provided an eARC by FictionEtc Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

When I finished the first book of this series last month I knew that I wanted to pick this one up (review here). I really liked the first book and the themes that were talked about and one of my favorite characters from the first book was Kimberley. I wanted to know more about her and her problems so I was really happy when I found out that this book was about her. If you don’t know, basically this series centers about this genie, Grant, who grants 30 humanly possible wishes (one a day) instead of the normal 3 wishes to someone who needs it and In this book he is going to be helping Kimberley.
I loved how Kimberley’s story was totally different from Lacey’s. Lacey had a lot of family problems mostly due to her mother depression and the lack of money. While Kimberley also had a few problems this book was mostly about Grant helping her with her short-term memory problems. Because of Kim’s problems she needs her mom to help her in everything so it was great to see Grant helping her becoming more independent and finding something that she loved to do. I also loved her moments with Sean. It’s amazing to see how much they care about each other and help each other during difficult times. While I loved the characters development through the novel it was amazing to see Grant’s development also and that was something that I was expecting mainly because I thought that he had such an amazing development in the first book but in this one he was able to go through some more emotions that he wasn’t used to.
Overall, this was a cute fast pacing book and if you want to read a cute contemporary book with a little bit of magic you should give this one a try. I’m really hoping for another book in this series because there’s one character in particular that I think that needs a genie to help.

Rating:

4 stars

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If you haven’t read it would you read it?

I Wish (I Wish #1) by Elizabeth Langston – Review

20937791Publication Date:

November 19th, 2014

Publisher:

FictionEtc Press

Goodreads Synopsis: 

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 be humanly 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.

Review:

*I was provided an eARC by FictionEtc Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

When I read the blurb for this book I decided that I needed to read it mostly because I never read a genie book. However this is not a simple genie book, it’s like a contemporary book, that I love, with a little bit of fantasy. I really liked this book and couldn’t stop reading which means that someone (me 😛 ) stayed up reading until 3 am and ended up reading this book in one-sitting.
The main character, Lacey, has a lot of problems. Her family doesn’t have money for food and she has to be the grown-up because of her mother’s depression. In one trip to the flea market Lacey gets a music box that happens to have a genie, Grant (can we talk about the great name? 😛 ), inside. Of course that with this development a lot happens and Grant starts helping Lacey. One thing I liked is that this is not like normal genie stories. Lacey has the right to 30 humanly possible wishes (one a day) instead of the normal 3 wishes. This was great because it allowed to see the characters development in that time frame. Another thing I really liked was that the romance in this book wasn’t insta-love. You can see their growing feelings through the month. I also enjoyed how in the end of each chapter we could read Grant’s letters to his boss with daily developments because you can really see his growth through the letters. I really liked all the characters, especially Lacey little brother Henry, and I loved to see that a lot of people really cared about her even if the thought that no one wanted to care about her. My main problem with this book was the ending. I needed more and I needed other things to happen but I understand why the author decided to write that ending.
Overall, this was a cute fast pacing book and if you want to read a cute contemporary book with a little bit of magic you should give this one a try. I know that I will be reading the next book in the series because I need to know more and read more about these characters.

Rating:

4 stars

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If you haven’t read it would you read it?