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The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar

Monday, December 17, 2012
The Art of Wishing

He can grant her wishes, but only she can save his life.

Margo McKenna has a plan of attack for everything, from landing the lead in her high school musical to dealing with her increasingly absent parents. But when she finds herself in possession of a genie's ring and the opportunity to make three wishes, she doesn't know what to do. Especially since Oliver--not blue-skinned, not bottle-dwelling, but a genie nonetheless--can see more than what she's willing to show him. With one peek into her mind, he can see the wishes that even Margo herself doesn't know she wants.

But Oliver comes with more than just mind-reading abilities, a flair for magic, and the prettiest eyes Margo's ever seen. Someone from his past is hunting him--someone bent on killing him, along with all the other genies in the world, for the sake of honor. And as Margo soon discovers, it will take more than three wishes to save him.

A whole lot more.

Goodreads Summary

Margo is a typical high school student.  She loves to sing, struggles in calculus, and tries out for the school musical.  Genies do not exist in Margo’s world, neither does magic.  When Margo picks up a ring in the girls’ bathroom and a boy appears, she is shocked and amazed.  Oliver is a genie who is ready to grant Margo three wishes.
As Margo worries over her wishes, Oliver worries for another reason.  He is being hunted by another genie who believes that by killing genies, he is freeing them.  The sooner Margo makes her wishes, the sooner Oliver can leave.  But the more time they spend together, the less Oliver wants to leave!  The two are compatible in almost every way.  Love never can be easy!
This book would be adored by high school girls looking for a fun and interesting read.  Ribar created characters that draw the reader into the story.  I was hooked by Margo on the first page.  Oliver was fun, too.  He clearly cares deeply about Margo and wants to protect her, but does not know if he could ever come back if he leaves.

4 1/2 Stars

*Reviewed by Kristin*

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  1. What a cute cover! And the premise just makes you want to read it. What high school girl hasn't wished for a genie, and wishes, in some form or another? I know that I did, when I was still in school. Way back when! Even now, I could use a genie! It might be a book geared toward a younger reader, but I think I would still read it if I had the chance!