Waiting on Wednesday 8/19/09

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

The book I am eagerly awaiting this week is As You Wish by Jackson Pearce. (Release date: 8/25/09)

Picture 1Ever since Viola’s boyfriend broke up with her, she has spent her days silently wishing—to have someone love her again, and, more importantly, to belong again—until one day she inadvertently summons a genie out of his world and into her own. He will remain until she makes three wishes.

But Viola is terrified of wishing, afraid she won’t wish for the right thing, the thing that will make her truly happy. As the two spend time together, Jinn can’t deny that he’s slowly falling for Viola. But it’s only after Viola makes her first wish that she realizes she’s in love with Jinn as well…and that if she makes her final two wishes, he will disappear from her life—and her world—forever.

There are a few reasons why I want to read this book.  Jackson Pearce is one of the authors at the Teen Stage at the Decatur Book Festival while I am volunteering and I am trying to read something from each of the authors that will be there this month.  Also, from reading her blog, I think Jackson Pearce is hilarious.  But on to the book!  It just looks fun.  It’s fantasy, but very different anything I’ve read recently.  And according to Steph at Steph Su Reads, “Jackson’s first book, AS YOU WISH, is coming out on August 25, and it is fantastic. A great love story with a hint of magic (I mean, genies? Yeah!). This one is worth the list price, so I’d encourage you to preorder it if you can.”  Good enough for me!

For those of you that might be wondering, the authors at the stage during my volunteer shift are:

  • Eleanor Davis & Chris Schweizer
  • Ally Carter
  • Terra McVoy & Lauren Myracle
  • Aimee Friedman & Jackson Pearce

I’m getting close to having read something from each of them except the first two.

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