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THE ART OF WISHING by Lindsay Ribar


From the Art of Wishing series, volume 1

by Lindsay Ribar

Age Range: 12 - 16

Pub Date: March 21st, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-8037-3827-0
Publisher: Dial

The craze for paranormal romance has encompassed vampires, warlocks and werewolves, and now it moves on to a genie like no other. 

Margo McKenna knows how good her audition for the lead in the school musical was; it was perfect. When she’s assigned a secondary role, she tries to overcome her disappointment and make the best of it, something she’s gotten used to at home as well as at school. It isn’t until she finds an old ring in the girls’ room and meets Oliver that she finds out that there’s real magic in today’s world. Determined to make the most of her three wishes, she takes her time, wanting to make wise decisions. But her genie is a genie on the run, and he needs her to hurry up before he is assassinated. As Margo gets to know Oliver better, she become even more hesitant to make her wishes, as completion of the third wish means Oliver will move on—and out of her life forever. The pressure is on. What is more magical: a genie’s power or true love? This lighthearted book is a well-rounded combination of humor, romance and paranormal suspense, with likable characters and easy-to-believe dialogue.

Though about as substantive as magical smoke, it makes for a pleasant afternoon read. (Paranormal romance. 12-16)