Eden’s Wish by M. Tara Crowl

cover63943-mediumHow did I get the book? Netgalley, thank you Disney-Hyperion

Genre: Fantasy

Synopsis: All twelve years of Eden’s life have been spent in an antique oil lamp. She lives like a princess inside her tiny, luxurious home, but to Eden,the lamp is nothing but a prison. She hates being a genie. All she wants, more than anything, is freedom.

When Eden finds a gateway to Earth inside the lamp, she takes her chance. In a moment, she’s entered the world she loves. And this time, she won’t be sent back after three wishes.

Posing as the new kid at a California middle school, Eden revels in all of Earth’s pleasures-but quickly learns that this world isn’t as perfect as she always thought it was. Eden soon finds herself in the middle of a centuries-old conflict between powerful immortals. A ruthless organization run by a former genie will stop at nothing to acquire the lamp and its power-including hurting Tyler and Sasha, the mortal friends who have given Eden a home. To save her friends-and protect the magic of the lamp-Eden will have to decide once and for all where she belongs.

200words (or less) review: Eden doesn’t enjoy being a genie, this great and amazing honour she supposedly has… well the endless years of granting wishes to human’s isn’t appealing. She’s 12 now and already she can’t wait to escape that prison.

The book is a quick read and an enjoyable one. As a reader you’re sympathetic to Eden’s plight. She wants to experience this amazing world she’s being taught about, yet the only time she she’s it is in the brief moments when she’s granting wishes so of course when she finds a way to escape Eden does.

I liked Eden’s time at school, despite knowing so many facts it isn’t nearly as easy as she imagines. Tyler and Sasha (her new friends) are also likeable and the conflict between the genies was interesting. I will say that I thought the end was a tad neat but as a nice read Eden’s Wish certainly fits.

Recommend it?

Yes

Expected publication:
September 1st 2015 by Disney-Hyperion

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