- Series: As You Wish (Book 3)
- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: MIRA; Original edition (September 21, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0778328309
- ISBN-13: 978-0778328308
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.9 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,144,244 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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To Wish or Not to Wish (As You Wish) Paperback – September 21, 2010
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About the Author
Mindy Klasky learned to read when her parents shoved a book in her hands and told her that she could travel anywhere in the world through stories. She never forgot that advice. When Mindy isn't "traveling" through writing books, she quilts, cooks and tries to tame the endless to-be-read shelf in her home library. You can visit Mindy at her Web site, www.mindyklasky.com.
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Top Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed this story. Even though it has a wish granting genie in it, I found it more believable than some chick lit stories out there that put their characters in outlandish situations and have NO paranormal plots. The story flowed and pulled me in and kept me hooked to the very end.
What I liked:
1. Erin--She's always had a boyfriend and has molded her life around him. His likes become her likes. His habits become her habits. When her boyfriend walks away because she thinks she might be pregnant, she realizes what a jerk he is and how they don't want the same things at all. But she's never been her own person, so how does she know what she wants? Through all this, Erin is working on discovering herself.
2. The Master Plan--Erin's sister comes up with "The Master Plan" in attempt to turn Erin into a responsible adult capable of a healthy relationship. She must first tend a plant, then care for a fish, then handle a cat. Once she proves she can do all that she will be able to entertain the idea of a relationship with a man. All this should take no longer than 16 months. Erin's attempts to comply with The Master Plan were pretty funny and reminiscent 28 Days (Special Edition). It took Erin a long time to realize that she was once again creating a version of herself according to someone else's ideals.
3. Teel--The gender-bending genie was hilarious. You never knew what form he/she would take and just what he/she would do.
4. Timothy--The restaurateur was a breath of fresh air in Erin's life. He knew what he wanted out of life.
5. Work--Erin understood the difference between being handed something and working hard for it. She also understood the value of each. Once she is lands the role of understudy she continually wonders if she should use a wish to become the star. But would she enjoy knowing that she had to force the bestowal of the role on her? Or would she have greater pleasure if earning it on her own and know the applause wasn't purchased?
Apparently, this is part of series, but it stands on its own. Each book follows one lucky lady and the genie Teel. I haven't read any other of the Wish Series books and didn't feel lost at any point. But I enjoyed this one enough to now seek out it's sisters.
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Making such important wishes isn't so easy and throughout the book Teel tries to hurry her along so he can complete his mission. He can be quite impatient and crafty. Erin never knows when he will appear or even what form he will be in.
Erin gets a job as understudy to a difficult star in a Broadway play. Her time is also taken up with her sister and small nephew who are having their own difficulties coping because her husband is away in the service.
And then there is Timothy - one of the most romantic, sympathetic and genuine characters in recent memory. But where does he fit into her busy life? Or into the master plan her sister has devised for her which involves a plant, a goldfish and a year?
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It had a good storyline, was funny, Erin was down to earth, Teel was outrageous and Timothy!!
Just pure entertainment.
"To Wish or Not to Wish" is a delightful book that is part romance/part fantasy. I've not read the other books in Mindy Klasky's "As You Wish" series, but this book is a stand-alone book that I not only enjoyed, but makes me want to read the other books in the series. Klasky has created several memorable characters starting with Erin. Not only is she trying to become a successful actress, but she's trying to gain some control in her life and her trying to adhere to her sister Amy's "Master Plan" are some of the funniest (and at times poignant) parts of the book. My favorite part of her character was her "I wish I could invent lines" - Klasky uses just enough of them to show several facets of Erin's character. Timothy Brennan is one of the most likable romantic interests I've come across in a book (where are the Timothy's in real life?). Compassionate, not only with people, but in his unusual restaurant, Garden Variety. I wasn't quite sure how Klasky would write the Genie Teel, but to my delight he was not the stereotypical Genie. He was a lot of fun, yet also compassionate at times. The city of New York is also a major character in this book and Klasky brings it to life, especially the acting parts of it again. I wondered how Klasky would treat "The Glass Menagerie" as a musical (seriously), but she does a wonderful job of it (and delightfully skewers reality TV stars in the process). The fantasy elements are well done. As for Erin's wishes - they weren't what I was expecting but they were perfect for Erin.
"To Wish or Not to Wish" is a charming fantasy/romance novel.