Monday, March 28, 2011

Wish by Alexandra Bullen REVIEW

Wish teaches you a important lesson; be careful of what you wish for. The beginning was somewhat dull. It made me bored and I even considered moving on. But of course, I wasn't going to give up on the book that easily. Everything gets interesting as soon as Violet is with Olivia again, something Olivia has always wanted since Violet died. Because Violet was Olivia's only true friend; and of course, sister.

Olivia and Violet have two completely different personalities; even though they are twins. Violet has more of a spontaneous personality, while Olivia is the opposite; quiet, and shy. Its all thanks to Violet's outgoing personality that Olivia has friends in her new school in San Francisco; and a forbidden boyfriend.

The plot is one of which people might think is cheesy. How an ordinary girl has magical dresses that can grant her any wish that she wants. But the way Alexandra wrote it, balanced it out. It was interesting, and not at all cheesy. The end was probably my favorite part where Olivia resolves everything and where she shows her anger for the first time since Violet's death. The ending was touching and shocking. Olivia makes a huge mistake, and by the time she realizes what she had done, it was already too late. And how she resolves things with her parents. It was touching enough to make me cry.

Alexandra's debut novel is definitely a wonderful read, and I'm looking forward to her future books.

Rating: 4/5
Cover: 8/10
Character(s) I liked: Violet, Calla, Bowie
Character(s) I disliked: None in this novel.

FIRST LINE: "You must be Olivia"

SUMMARY: For broken-hearted Olivia Larsen, nothing can change the fact that her twin sister, Violet, is gone... until a mysterious, beautiful gown arrives on her doorstep. The dress doesn't just look magical; it is magical. It has the power to grant her one wish, and the only thing Olivia wants is her sister back. With Violet again by her side, both girls get a second chance at life. And as the sisters soon discover, they have two more dresses-and two more wishes left. But magic can't solve everything, and Olivia is forced to confront her ghosts to learn how to laugh, love, and live again.
In a breathtaking debut from Alexandra Bullen, WISH asks the question: If you could have anything, what would you wish for?

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