sábado, 28 de enero de 2017


" 'You don't know who I am?' Not the blue genie I was expecting. That was for sure." 

"Of course, you can't wish for extra wishes, but that's hardly worth mentioning. It's common knowledge. Three wishes, no more."


***I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.***

Let me start by saying that i really enjoyed Marielle's character, I could relate to her "fuck this shit eye-roll" kind of personality, and even to her "let's bottle-up all my emotions in this tiny-tiny bottle and not look at them anymore, 'cause yes" way of life. Not good, I know...

She's strong in a real life kind of way, sometimes main characters can battle monsters, but when they have to take care of their everyday life, they don't know how to do it. She knows, even if her situation it's a little bit shitty.

I also enjoyed Marielle's relationship with her grandpa, that's why I wish we could have seen more of it. His death affected me, because I've also had a similar experience, but I think that if there had been more scenes together, it would have been a stronger loss for us.

"His chestnut eyes examined my face, blinking as if in slow motion, drinking me in. He stood very close, so much that I heard his breath catch."

A thing I didn't love is all the romance. It's probably not the book's fault, though, I just don't usually read romance-heavy books and this one is pretty romancy. There's a couple of things that seem to be present is a lot of young adult romance novels and that is: instalove and love triangles. In this book we have both.

It doesn't feal realistic, and I know that we're dealing with Djinn and stuff like that here, but some things just have to feel real and I don't think that these happens to a lot of people.

I'm gonna speak mainly about Faris here: he's out of the stone and he's already flirting? What the hell? Be a little bit confused, buddy, you haven't been out for a while, you don't know what you gonna find!

I'm going to say it, I didn't understand Faris character a lot of the time. One moment you can feel like he's from another time, the other he's just one of the dudes. One moment he's really curious about the world, the other he's just chilling is his expensive car like nothing. One moment he's a little too self-assured like he's sexy and he know's it, the other just looks at Marielle with puppy eyes. I don't know. He threw me off at times.

"I desperately flipped through the other pictures. The photo on the last page confirmed my suspicions. Faris Nasser's dark eyes peered at me, sending another cold wave down my back."


Now let's talk about the ending and the villains.

Maybe I would have liked that they appeared earlier, because they were interesting and we couldn't enjoy them enough!

Zet motives were great, and even if he was the bad guy, I could feel his sadness and vulnerability, and that makes him a more complex and profound character. Akeelah didn't appear enough to know exactly what are her motives, but I guess she will appear more in the next books and we'll know everything about it.

I thought the ending was a little bit rushed and it's resolved a little bit easily. Like "Hi, I'm a super-powerful being but I'm just gonna go now without wrecking havock just because. Toodles!"

By the way, Marielle, a regular girl, throwing a fucking flying knife that gets pinned in Zet's chest? I don't think so. And maybe it's just me, but I found the change she made to the stone a bit confusing. It's possible my brain was just sleep, though.


"Think carefully and get it done quickly. The Djinn is tricky."

In conclusion, this book isn't perfect, but it's an addicting, enyertaining and quick read with a main character you don't want to kill every two pages and that's always nice.


Title: One Wish Away

Author: Ingrid Seymour

Series: Djinn Empire #1

Genres: Fantasy / Paranormal / Romance

Audience: Young Adult

Page count: 333 pages

Release date: 7th February 2017

Format: Ebook

Purchase on Kindle 

About the Book

Can one love destroy the world?

Marielle Iris used to believe her grandpa when he said she’d inherit his wish-granting Djinn.

That was a while ago, though, when she was little, naïve and happy. Now she believes in completely different things like lousy ex-boyfriends, dead mothers, and alcoholic fathers who abandon you.

But everything changes when Grandpa dies and her mourning tears conjure Faris Nasser, a sensual creature she’s been warned never to trust. She’s desperate to dismiss the fiend but agonizes over the right wishes. Meanwhile, he tries to prolong his freedom by seducing her with his magic and sexy looks. However, she knows better than to trust romantic advances, much less from arrogant mythical beings. What she doesn’t know is that she’s become part of a mortal conflict between two spell-bound Djinn, each seeking to regain freedom by breaking their curse. Though Zet, Faris’s Djinn brother, also wants revenge, which involves killing Marielle.

Determined to stay alive, she devises a plan to defeat Zet. But when Zet kidnaps her best friend, she’s faced with the difficult choice: save Faris from eternal imprisonment or save her best friend from certain death.

About Author Ingrid Seymour

Ingrid Seymour is the author of Ignite The Shadows (Harper Voyager, April 23, 2015). When she’s
not writing books, she spends her time working as a software engineer, cooking exotic recipes, hanging out with her family and working out. She writes young adult and new adult fiction in a variety of genres, including Sci-Fi, urban fantasy, romance, paranormal and horror.

Her favorite outings involve a trip to the library or bookstore where she immediately gravitates toward the YA section. She’s an avid reader and fangirl of many amazing books. She is a dreamer and a fighter who believes perseverance and hard work can make dreams come true.

She lives in Birmingham, AL with her husband, two kids and a cat named Mimi.

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