Thursday, December 1, 2011

Judging A Book By Its Cover: As You Wish

The cover we're judging this time is...

I don't know, nothing about this cover really appeals to me that much. It all looks photo-shopped and awkward; the text, the girl, and then the author's name is just sort of slapped on. I can see that the designers were trying to make it fun and whimsical, and while that was almost a success, it just didn't work for me this time.

Now that we've judged the cover, let's read what the book's about:

Ever 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 young genie out of his world and into her own. He will remain until she makes three wishes.

Jinn is anxious to return home, but Viola is terrified of wishing, afraid she will not wish for the right thing, the thing that will make her truly happy. As the two spend time together, the lines between master and servant begin to blur, and soon Jinn can't deny that he's 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 wishes twice more, he will disappear from her life—and her world—forever.

Jackson Pearce spins a magical tale about star-crossed lovers, what it means to belong... and how important it is to be careful what you wish for.


  1. I felt the same way as you about the cover...but the story itself was really enjoyable. Nothing heavy, obviously, but still a really fun, creative read. I would reccommend it, despite the not-so-great cover ;)

  2. I need to read this book. The cover doesn't do much for me, but I loved Sister's Red, and I've heard good things about Sweetly, so I want to go back and get this.


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