Review: To Wish or Not To Wish by Mindy Klasky

Title: To Wish or Not to Wish {As You Wish #3)

Author: Mindy Klasky

Publisher: Mira

Status: Read on October 27, 2010 — I own a copy
My Thoughts:

Erin needs a break, not only in her career, but from her jerk of a boyfriend. Finding a genie in a tarnished lamp gives her four wishes, but Teel, the gender bending genie, is pushy and Erin doesn’t know what she wants exactly. Her sister, Amy, is happy to tell her but The Plan doesn’t seem to be going well. When Erin meets Timothy, it’s in danger of falling apart all together.
Erin’s not the most sympathetic of characters, she is a little too self centered and shallow. Her first two wishes didn’t just give her a boost, they was a great big push to give her much better singing and dancing skills so it annoyed me when she whined about not getting the lead – even though it wasn’t something she actually earnt in the first place.
Neither could I buy her attraction to Teel, if he only appeared as Dr Teel did (even with a change of costume), then yes – but by then he had already shown up in a variety of guises, including as a female. I don’t think the story needed the added romantic complication. I liked that Teel had a story though, even if it was vague, of his own.
Erin’s attraction to Timothy made much more sense, even with the push pull going on. Timothy is a quiet hero, the Garden Variety gives him nobility and warmth, and Klasky shares enough of his background to create a well rounded character. I never really figured out why he was attracted to Erin though.
Even though Erin is not the most likeable heroine, the story has charm.
There are some amusing, snarky moments and it’s not as predictable as I expected . The pacing is just right, the writing good, so it is a quick read. In all, To Wish or Not To Wish is a cute book I’d recommend for light paranormal romance fans.

Read an Excerpt at the authors site


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. TicToc
    Oct 29, 2010 @ 16:03:41

    Thanks for hopping by, Great site, I just became a follower on Networked blogs. I am currently reading for review a set of two book for young teens. They are preddy good, an young set of male twins set in prehistoric time. They are Zan-Gah (A Prehistoric Adventure) followed up by Zan-Gah (And the Beautiful Country). The first one recieved the Eric Hoffer Award and best book of the year finalist for 2007. They also received The moms choice gold award for young adult series. They are written by Allan Richard Shickman and published by Earthshaker books. I have finished the first and will be reviewing it shortly and soon to follow with the second.I would think they would be great for both ages. 🙂



  2. TicToc
    Oct 29, 2010 @ 16:04:24

    Make that pretty,…..sorry on the spelling.



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