If all your wishes could suddenly come true, what would you do?
A year ago when the love of her life dumped her for no apparent reason, Ally thought she had hit rock bottom. But now that she has seen him with another woman, and one she knows only too well, her life seems to have reached a whole new level of low.
Yet, when she stumbles across an ancient object infused with magical powers and a stranger with a dark past appears out of nowhere promising to grant all her wishes, she finds herself hoping again.
Suddenly Ally's life is turned upside down; she has a mystery to solve, a rival to beat, a millenarian curse to break, and well, she wants to have some fun playing with her new "gifts"....
But can she wish her way to happily ever after?
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Love listening to audiobooks, and being swept away by a great story and narrator. It's my therapy, and I need it daily!
I Wish for You ~ A heartwarming Chick Lit that's funny, sweet and with a touch of supernatural. Following Ally during her journey evoked many emotions, there were times I disliked her, other times she had me laughing, but in the end, she made the right choice.
A year after James, her ex-boyfriend, abruptly ends their relationship, Ally is still unable to move on. When she learns her co-worker is dating her ex-boyfriend she slides deeper into depression, until she discovers the genie in the Coffer, and has five wishes. There are rules regarding the wishes. One important rule, she unable to use them directly for love, but puts a plan in motion to use the wishes to win James back. As Ally uses her wishes, she makes good and bad choices with them. Ally become obsessed with her plan to win James back, and ends up taking advantage of the genie named Arthur, as he must do as she commands. She also finds herself with a mystery, and is determined to find the answers to it. But in the end, when she finally gets what she's wished for, is it really what she wants?
Rhiannon Angell's performance was awesome! She has a pleasant voice, used the right amounts of tone, inflection, and pitch to portray all the different emotions. Both the female and male voices sounded great!
I received the audiobook in exchange for an honest review. I Wish for You was a sweet, light read, I know I will revisit many times in my thoughts. I've always been fascinated with stories regarding genies and wishes. This one reminded me of the poem below which resonates within the story.
Wishes are mixes of magic and love.
Wishes are dreams deep in you.
Wishes are whispers you hear in your heart.
May all of your wises come true.
~ Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
Say something about yourself!
This is a bitter-sweet chick-lit, modern fairytale with Ally mourning for 'the love of her life' who left her a year earlier. I mean, well - he isn't really the love of her life, if he dumped her for another woman. Come on. And it's been a year - please move on, girl!
Anyway, Ally is chosen to have 5 wishes from a jewelry book she stumbles upon in a flea market. When she opens the box, a 'genie' Arthur sits on her couch and is going to grant her the wishes. Ally is determined to find out why her ex-boyfriend dumped her and is obsessed to screw up his current relationship in the hope to get him back.
I didn't really like Ally and that may not have been the point either. However, I loved Arthur - A fine lovable, British man from the 18th century and Ally defenitely doesn't deserve him. The story twists and turns in many places and you have an idea what's coming, but gets surprised anyway.
Narrator Rhiannon Angell did a fine job with the voices, but lacked at Arthur's British accent. She nailed it in some spots and pulled an American accent for the rest. That's sad, but overall she did a good a lively narrration of this book.
*This book was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review.
the story is about a girl who can't let go of the past. when she stumbles upon some magic that changes her life a World Wind of Change begins to happen. at times it felt as if the lead character was caught up in herself and I did not like her too much. however as the story progressed she sort of grew on you. great narration and a good ending.
I Wish For You by Camilla Isley is a very entertaining modern day fairytale. It's what I call "brain candy" ~ it makes you feel light-hearted while listening to it and you want to savor it just a bit longer when you've completed it, so you don't start listening to a different audiobook immediately afterwards so as not to spoil your good mood.
The basic premise of the story is that Ally, a heartbroken young professional, stumbles upon a magic box that houses a type of genie (Arthur) and she is granted five wishes. She uses most of her wishes on finding out why her old boyfriend suddenly broke up with her more than a year ago and trying to thwart his impending wedding to her arch-nemesis from work. I really loved Arthur's character who was cursed more than a 1,000 years ago by a jilted lover, and who now deeply regrets his actions. All he wants now is to live as a normal man rather than as an immortal being. I also loved how the story ended, although it felt a bit rushed compared with the rambling chapters of how perfect Ally felt she and her old boyfriend used to be.
I listened to the Audible version of the story narrated by Rhiannon Angell. She did a fantastic job using great intonation and pace, and she portrayed Ally with wit and just the right amount of sassiness. In summary, I recommend this romantic comedy to anyone who ever wished they had a fairy godmother who could grant them wishes.
I liked this book. It was funny and romantic. I loved the idea of modern "genie." This book is basically a modern fairy tale. It left me smiling, and it was interesting to compare her wishes to what I would make (who doesn't dream of meeting a genie and having their wishes come true?). Even though the main character, Ally, wasn't totally admirable, she was totally relatable. I listened to the Audible audio version of this book narrated by Rhiannon Angell, and even though I wasn't completely smitten with voice for the main character, I thought it fit her description in the book perfectly. Overall, if you like fairy tales or rom-com, I highly suggest you get a copy of this book. It was a lot of fun.
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