Wednesday, 16 January 2013
Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s can’t wait to read selection is
The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar.
Publication Date: March 21st 2013.
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Dial Books For Young Readers
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.
Synopsis from goodreads.com.
Before coming across The Art of Wishing, my only knowledge of genii came from the TV-series Dream of Jeannie (originally from the 60s, though I watched it much later) and Disney's Aladdin. It seems to me, I have got a lot of catching up to do concerning genii and this book looks like a nice start, especially as it throws some questions at me, I really like to get answered. Does Oliver sleep in a bottle, too, and how old is he really? Come to think of it, who would want to murder a genie? And how would that be possible anyway? Then there is Margo, who might actually be able to do something about Oliver's predicament. A genie in need of help, a female hero and maybe a bit of romantic tension here and there? Sounds all very good to me.
Have you read genie books before? Are there any in your can't wait choices this week? Tell us in the comments!