Book Review—One Wish Away by Ingrid Seymour

Image result for One Wish Away: Djinn EmpireOne Wish Away by Ingrid Seymour

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received an ARC of the book in exchange for an honest review.

I absolutely loved it. A rocking story. The main concept is way old—the Genie and the magic lamp in the Arabian nights, who grants three wishes to his master. But I liked the fact that more contemporary elements are woven into the tale. Ingrid while keeping the mystical and magical elements intact added just the right dosage of drama, romance, and action to keep my interest and had me glued to the book.

Marielle is a normal girl with regular problems. Her life is laced with one tragedy after another. She is broken, lonely, trying to keep herself from drowning in her sorrows. She is distrustful and yet still trying to hang on to the last threads of her sanity. Farris is the angel in disguise—the only one who can right the wrongs—but will Marielle trust him enough to accept her share of three wishes…

An enigmatic tale of love, revenge, and magic. A must read.

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W…W…W… Wednesdays (May 29)

Today, I would like to join in with MizB in her Wednesday musings and answer her three questions – 

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  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

 

My answers to:

  • What am I currently reading?

 I’ve just started reading this one. Seems interesting. Let’s see how it goes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • What did I recently finish reading?

 I found this book truly good. Will be sharing my review soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • What do you think you’ll read next?

Honestly…there are too many books and too little time. My to-read list is growing day by day and as I usually pick a book at random, it’s difficult to name one. That said, I do have my sights on the First Series by M. S. Fowle and Valley Walker by T. W. Dittmer. I have been meaning to read these for a long time now. Hopefully next week… 

If you like, you too can join us 🙂  Just leave a link on MizB’s blog . Let’s spread the word and see what everyone is reading these days. Who knows, maybe you’re own work may come up on someone’s reading list. 🙂 

Happy Reading!!!!

Some Interesting Books

The holiday season is probably the best time for all book lovers. There are so many new releases available, especially books that go with the season’s flavor, waiting to be discovered. Many are by seasoned authors and many others are by first time indie authors like me.

I personally love this time because I can bundle myself on the couch or the bed, grab a cup of coffee and read some good books . I  was looking for something different and found these eBooks that seemed interesting and wanted to share these with you.

These are not necessarily free, at least not at the time I was writing this post. But I thought maybe you would want to check them out yourself. There are so many to choose from and I am still trying to shortlist the one that I want to read.

 

Holiday Season in Melbourne by Melbourne Writers’ Social Group. $1.29 from Smashwords.com
The Melbourne Writers’ Social Group brings you a collection of short stories about Melbourne in December—a time for sun, surf, celebration, decoration, family gatherings, and reflection. Whether you enjoy the funny, fantastic, romantic, horrific, surreal, or sublime, at least one of these short stories is certain to entertain as you discover and explore Australia’s City of Literature.

The Christmas Waltz by Connie Keenan. $0.99 from Smashwords.com
Thirty years have passed since music teacher June Sheppard’s fiance died in the war. Yet on a snowy day in 1962, while conducting the school choir at a Christmas concert in the park, she sees Paul Everett again–just a face in the crowd. Not one to believe in ghosts, she’s nonetheless haunted by dreams of long ago and a love that has never been forgotten by her…or Paul.

 

The Purloined Boy: The Weirdling Cycle, Book 1 by Mortimus Clay. $1.99 from Smashwords.com
The Purloined Boy, the multiple-award winning book by Mortimus Clay, is a work of fantasy literature for young adults. It could be described as R. L. Stine meets Plato. It begins with the question, Where do all those children on the milk cartons go? It provides the answer through the eyes of one of those children, a boy named Trevor Upjohn, the purloined boy.

 

A Christmas Card for Wayne by Terry Lee Weekly. $3.99 from Smashwords.com
In Iraq, a soldier is desperately tired of the hazard and hardships of the occupation. Unexpectedly, he escapes to the American frontier in 1876 where he finds … hazard and hardships. Will the tender love of a good woman and the urgent need to exercise his leadership and military training cure his psychological problems? Would you like to read and find out?

 

The Land of the Living: Christmas Stories by Chuck Allen.  Free from Smashwords.com
A collection of five flash-fiction stories based on a theme of Christmas songs. Story titles: Silent Night, The Little Drummer Boy, Jingle Bells, White Christmas and O Christmas Tree.

 

 

Will share more, if I find some promising ones. Happy Reading! 🙂