Read the wish reviews, rating & opinions:

Check all the wish reviews below or publish your opinion.

100 Reviews Found

Sort by: Most Accurate (default) | Newest | Top Rated

  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Wish []  2021-4-6 23:6

    I loved it. It another home run for the author. All his books are good

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Wish []  2021-4-6 23:6

    Ok, this is the second book of his that I have read, and this man(Nicholas Sparks) always finds the method to my heart in his words. I cry everytime I read these. I am not one for mushy love stories, but he writes them so real, and so true. I have never been on such an emotional edge in my life, and it has drastically changed me. I am more patient, positive, understanding, and if I could give him and his wife a huge hug right now, I would. Thank you so much for allowing me to see life this way, and I am now a dedicated reader to anything else that you write. Kelly:)

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Wish []  2021-4-6 23:6

    A masterpiece is defined by the Websters dictionary as "a work done with extraordinary skill." Both The Notebook and Notice in a Bottle exemplify this definition. A Walk to Remember, his recent publication lives up to these standards as well. Nicholas Sparks is an innovative writer, who personalizes his stories to the extent that the reader is not the same after reading. The love he portrays is something I only want I will have the opportunity to experience!

    0  


    Add your opinion on the wish or scroll down to read more reviews ↓

     

  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Wish []  2021-4-6 23:6

    Couldn't place the book down. Quick moving interesting from the start. Keeps you on your toes.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Wish []  2021-4-6 23:6

    This is a amazing story. Excellent combination of romance and suspense. If you like these kind of stories then I highly recommend this book.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Wish []  2021-4-6 23:6

    Great

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Wish []  2021-4-6 23:6

    A masterpiece is defined by the Websters dictionary as "a work done with extraordinary skill." Both The Notebook and Notice in a Bottle exemplify this definition. A Walk to Remember, his recent publication lives up to these standards as well. Nicholas Sparks is an innovative writer, who personalizes his stories to the extent that the reader is not the same after reading. The love he portrays is something I only want I will have the opportunity to experience!

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Wish []  2021-4-6 23:6

    I really was moved by this novel. I usually am not a reader, but when I read this book I became entwined in novels, espeacailly by Sparks. I would like to write my own books someday, and the method that Sparks writes is very moving. If he ever reads this I would just like him to know that I have read all his books. Also, that he has become my idol for a lot of books I hope to someday publish.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Christmas Wish (Wish Series) []  2020-2-1 7:5

    Beautiful! We always read a unique Christmas story on Christmas Eve to all the children - small ones and bigger ones alike enjoyed this. My mom is from Norway, and she was so excited to see this - the images really created her happy. Attractive book.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Christmas Wish (Wish Series) []  2020-2-1 7:5

    Cute book, photography was attractive and the uniqueness of story and photography held my kids 8-12 in a referenced awe the first time we sat down to read it together. Glad to add this one to our Christmas treasury of books.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Christmas Wish (Wish Series) []  2020-2-1 7:5

    Awesome book! My daughter and I love the story and the photography! Very nicely worded adventure that was simple for my 4 year old daughter to fallow. I just purchased another book buy the same people! Will definitely recommend to everyone!

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Christmas Wish (Wish Series) []  2020-2-1 7:5

    My son was doing a Christmas book exchange and picked this book to obtain since it is his own private favorite. The story is amazing, and the pictures are gorgeous. I think what attracts children the most is the actual photographs, but that also makes it very beautiful to adults, too! Everything about this is fantastic.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Christmas Wish (Wish Series) []  2020-2-1 7:5

    This is one of our top 5 Christmas books, maybe even top 2, and we have at least 100. It tells the story of Anja's want to be one of Santa's Elves through the most magical pictures you've ever seen. My children love that the main hero is an actual real-life girl. It makes the magic of Christmas come even more alive and we look forward to reading this one every year!

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Christmas Wish (Wish Series) []  2020-2-1 7:5

    My daughters are almost 4 and 2. We have a collection of Christmas books to read during December and this one was a standout this year. The pictures are gorgeous and the story is cute. I will be looking for other books by the author.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Christmas Wish (Wish Series) []  2020-2-1 7:5

    Was told it’s a three year old girl hit...she’s learning to ski so the book tied in beautiful well

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Christmas Wish (Wish Series) []  2020-2-1 7:5

    This is the most unbelievable book! The photographs are just attractive and the story is sweet. I am from a Scandinavian family so this was a glimpse into a small of our heritage, so that was fun for us. From the costumes to the scenery to the animals to the rosy cheeks, this book is a treasure.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Christmas Wish (Wish Series) []  2020-2-1 7:5

    An adorable small girl, gorgeous winter landscapes, and instantly familiar animals, all gloriously place together by a superbly talented rway has rich traditions in handcrafts, architecture, and particularly in fairy tales. If you have even a passing familiarity with Scandinavia, you'll appreciate rich but subtle references in Anja's finely handcrafted Norwegian clothing and accessories, the iconicałly Norwegian farm buildings, and different cultural and literary references in the story itself. If such wonders are unfamiliar to you, you've been missing out and this book will be the excellent is is a easy but magical book and an instant classic.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Christmas Wish (Wish Series) []  2020-2-1 7:5

    What a amazing book to share with my grandchildren! The illustrations are beautiful. It will become a Christmas tradition in our home.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Christmas Wish (A Wish Book) []  2020-11-23 19:11

    An adorable small girl, gorgeous winter landscapes, and instantly familiar animals, all gloriously place together by a superbly talented rway has rich traditions in handcrafts, architecture, and particularly in fairy tales. If you have even a passing familiarity with Scandinavia, you'll appreciate rich but subtle references in Anja's finely handcrafted Norwegian clothing and accessories, the iconicałly Norwegian farm buildings, and different cultural and literary references in the story itself. If such wonders are unfamiliar to you, you've been missing out and this book will be the excellent is is a easy but magical book and an instant classic.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Christmas Wish (A Wish Book) []  2020-11-23 19:11

    Awesome book! My daughter and I love the story and the photography! Very nicely worded adventure that was simple for my 4 year old daughter to fallow. I just purchased another book buy the same people! Will definitely recommend to everyone!

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Christmas Wish (A Wish Book) []  2020-11-23 19:11

    Every one of Lori Everts books in the Want series is a feast for the eyes! Such beautiful, FUN, magical stories!! I have always bought my grandchildren books for Christmas. I can't imagine anything more unique than these sweet books. Honesty, they are lovely! Before purchasing, I read a couple of negative reviews and hesitated. I am So glad that I ignored them. There is one typo as someone pointed out, which is sad but easily overlooked considering the content. My teens sat down and read them while they were coming out of the box. LOL! My 15 year old son, who wouldn't be caught dead reading a children's book, looked at me and said, "Mom, these are awesome...wish I would have had these when I was a kid." Don't hesitate to purchase.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Christmas Wish (A Wish Book) []  2020-11-23 19:11

    Beautiful! We always read a unique Christmas story on Christmas Eve to all the children - small ones and bigger ones alike enjoyed this. My mom is from Norway, and she was so excited to see this - the images really created her happy. Attractive book.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Christmas Wish (A Wish Book) []  2020-11-23 19:11

    We got this for Santa to read to the kids at our Pictures with Santa event. The pictures are amazing! The children really enjoyed it and asked lots of questions. The adults enjoyed it too and they were almost as mesmerized as the kids. Santa asked if he could have the book to read to his grand kids and of course we were thrilled to oblige! I was really satisfied with the purchase.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Christmas Wish (A Wish Book) []  2020-11-23 19:11

    I love Nordic Christmas stories. This one will melt your heart. The art work really compliments this small one's journey.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Christmas Wish (A Wish Book) []  2020-11-23 19:11

    This is one of our top 5 Christmas books, maybe even top 2, and we have at least 100. It tells the story of Anja's want to be one of Santa's Elves through the most magical pictures you've ever seen. My children love that the main hero is an actual real-life girl. It makes the magic of Christmas come even more alive and we look forward to reading this one every year!

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Christmas Wish (A Wish Book) []  2020-11-23 19:11

    My daughters are almost 4 and 2. We have a collection of Christmas books to read during December and this one was a standout this year. The pictures are gorgeous and the story is cute. I will be looking for other books by the author.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Christmas Wish (A Wish Book) []  2020-11-23 19:11

    Cute book, photography was attractive and the uniqueness of story and photography held my kids 8-12 in a referenced awe the first time we sat down to read it together. Glad to add this one to our Christmas treasury of books.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Christmas Wish (A Wish Book) []  2020-11-23 19:11

    I adore this story, especially the photos! The cover of the book inspired my purchase of Christmas cards for 2020--they present a small girl feeding a reindeer. A unbelievable purchase and addition to my collection of children's Christmas books!

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Wish: Genderswap, Transformation []  2020-1-25 0:4

    The Wish, by Ava Hayes, was a cute story with a amazing antique . The jerk boss gets what he deserves.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Orphan's Wish []  2020-1-25 11:22

    You know when you are reading a book and wonder what else could possibly happen but you are only half method through the book so apparently there is something? This is one of those books. And then wow, the second half of the book each page just gets better and better. The characters are all well developed. Some you love and some you absolutely hate. No fluff here. I loved Aladdin's integrity even from such a young age.I've enjoyed all of Ms erson's Hagenheim series. Getting to revisit old favorite characters like Valten, Duke Wilhelm, the healer Frau Lena. And even trips to the top of the turret to peek at the kingdom once again are fun. This was an awesome story and I think a lot of people are going to have fun it!

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Orphan's Wish []  2020-1-25 11:22

    What would you imagine if you knew the story of an orphan w/o was rescued, educated, supported, and loved? That's what you search in this story! Aladdin is fast witted, intelligent and so in love with his childhood friend. There were twists and turns in the plot that hold the story moving and the characters on their toes.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Last Wish []  2020-1-5 18:29

    I wanted to like this more. My mate highly recommended it as a amazing dark fantasy story with swords and sorcery, dungeons and has those things, but it doesn't come off as very exciting or enchanting. Rather, we see the globe through a tired grey lens, where humans are often worse than monsters, and the creatures are rarely evil incarnate. Rather they're more just hungry like animals. And Geralt seems sick and tired of hunting re broadly, the tales in this first anthology are a mix of twists on the old fairy tales, maybe mixed up with Eastern European folklore I'm less familiar with. The twists are mostly deconstructive, yet often end up less dark and gritty than the originals from the Grimms or from Hans Christian Anderson. They're not uproariously funny enough to be parodies, either, though a few elements were worth a , what does the author do well here? The method he weaves in and out from an overarching story down to the short stories he wants to tell is clever and interesting. The dialogues back and forth between Geralt and the other characters in the globe are full of double entendre and puns (albeit some is lost in translation), but really support to build the globe and the stories in a far more entertaining method than any of the actions and happenings that take put within the story if your favorite part of fantasy or D&D is the part where you banter with the NPCs about quests and listen to spoony bards weave ballads out of half-truths and grog in the tavern, this series is definitely for you.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Forbidden Wish []  2020-4-5 18:28

    Actual rating: 4.5 starsI'm going to admit, when I first bought this book, I had some doubts. Retellings are always so hit or miss for me these days. I don't know if this is because there are so a lot of now, and so few are actually well done, or what. But suffice to say, now even with retellings that sound really good, I am full of doubt when going into the actual book. However, as you can telling by my rating, I had nothing to worry about with The Forbidden Wish. This is a gorgeous retelling of the story of Aladdin that will appeal to every reader. I never thought I would have fun this novel as much as I did, but this book drew me in from the very first page, and I never wanted to stop reading. Jessica Khoury's writing gave me chills with its beauty, and swept me away to foreign lands that I never wanted to of my favorite aspects of this book was the girl power! First, our jinni, Zahra is a female, and she is one of my fresh all time favorite female leads. She is powerful, [email protected]#$%, and strong. She doesn't back down from fear or trouble, preferring to confront it head on and allow nothing stand in her way. Can I obtain an AMEN! However, beneath the tough shell that Zahra has, she is also flawed in a lot of ways. In this, she becomes extremely relatable. While obviously not in the same exact ways, I think a lot of people will be able to relate to the struggles that Zahra faces. At the end of the day, Zahra is very lonely and sad because of past actions. But in the process of helping Aladdin, she realizes that there is a whole fresh globe (sorry I couldn't support myself!) that she can discover! Her past actions do not define addition to Zahra being an amazing female lead, we have the princess, who doesn't feel challenged by Zahra, instead wanting her as a mate and confidant. There is never a time in this story where they are battling each other, and this is something I very much appreciated in this story. This book could have taken an entirely various direction if these two girls would have chosen to be enemies, and I can tell you that it would have damage this novel a amazing deal. The princess herself is tough-as-nails, and has a take-no-prisoners personality. The princess has a group of female fighters who, along with herself, are working to right wrongs that are occurring in the e romance in this novel was also extremely well done. First and foremost, there was no insta-love! Major victory right there!! Jessica Khoury gets huge gift points for this in my book. But even though the reader is expecting Zahra and Aladdin to fall in love due to the synopsis, the love between them never feels forced. Jessica Khoury writes this novel in a method that the romance that blossoms between them is natural and normal. She never writes this novel as if the entire purpose of the book is to obtain Zahra and Aladdin together. There is a very necessary story outside of the romance, and this story is what is more important. The romance between Zahra and Aladdin is simply another element of the story, not the story itself.Overall, I highly recommend this novel to all readers. The writing is enthralling and captivating, sweeping you away to desert lands filled with forbidden love, adventure, and betrayals at every turn. Everything about this book is perfection, and it is a must read. Don't miss out on this retelling!Happy reading :)

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Forbidden Wish []  2020-4-5 18:28

    I loved this so much. This was a retelling of Aladdin, told from the perspective of the jinni of the lamp, who in this retelling is a young woman/teenager called Zahra. I love fairy tale retellings in general, but it seems like the ones you see most often are beauty and the beast, Cinderella, etc. This is the first retelling of Aladdin I’ve read, and I loved e author uses some elements from both the original fairy tale and the Disney version, and it worked really well. The main plot centered around the romance between Zahra and Aladdin, and also the Zahra’s quest for freedom from the lamp. I loved both of the main characters - they were both so likeable and I found myself rooting for them within a few pages. The author did a really amazing job of mixing seriousness and the lighthearted feel of the fairy tale. And the romance element was amazing - in my experience, a lot of these types of stories have the two main characters fall in love for seemingly no reason, or just because they are inexplicably drawn to each other. In this story the main characters are certainly drawn to each other, but it feels true and believable.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    Wish List, The []  2020-8-10 19:18

    Not loving this book is impossible. It was written for children, by the master of the genre, Eoin Colfer, but it's hilarious and clever enough that adults will have fun it as well. I chuckled and snorted so a lot of times while reading it, I had to purchase a copy. At the time, I had only just borrowed it from the library. If that's not love- purchasing a book after reading it- I don't know what is. The characters cracked me up. The premise was amusing to the point of absurdity. The descriptions are wonderful, and you'll fall in love with the characters instantly. Such a amazing book!

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    Wish List, The []  2020-8-10 19:18

    This is an enjoyable story about redemption. I'm starting to be come a huge fan of Mr. Colfer. Highly recommended.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Christmas Wish []  2020-11-24 20:44

    My hubby and I have a lot of Christmas movies(close to 100), but this is in the top ten. Of course, It's a Unbelievable Life tops the list with other amazing classics such as Holiday Inn, Bi's Wife, etc., but of the newer ones this movie along with The Christmas Box and Fallen Angel are annual traditions for us.I won't spoil any of the plot, but trust me, I believe you will have fun and watch it again and again.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Christmas Wish []  2020-11-24 20:44

    A unbelievable Christmas story wrapped in a mystery. Family secrets. A mysterious journal. That is what Will Martin (Neil Patrick Harris) finds when he returns home for Thanksgiving to temporarily take over the family business. Raised by his grandparents, Will's Thanksgiving will be various when his grandmother (Debbie Reynolds) presents him with a strange mystery found after reading his grandfather's journals. This is the beginning of an unexpected journey for Will.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Last Wish []  2020-1-5 18:29

    *No spoilers belowI bought this book after playing the wither 3 on ps4. I love the entire story and lore that accompanied the witches immersed as I felt while playing the game, the book took me to the next level and I now wish to buy the entire series of books.I am a fan of Andrzej Sapowski's books and you will be too. It also looks really cool on my coffee table when I have guests over.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Wish: Genderswap, Transformation []  2020-1-25 0:4

    A lot of fun to read, it shows how having a wish-granting genie can really straighten out your life. Quite enjoyable, and a amazing romance to boot.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Forbidden Wish []  2020-4-5 18:28

    ~3.5/5I really wanted to love this book, but it was just is is inspired by Aladdin, with the main hero being Zahra, a genie stuck inside a lamp that thief Aladdin finds. Aladdin wants revenge on the vizier who killed his parents, and he also wants to be in love with the princess Caspida, so he can be prince. Zahra just wants her freedom, and she wants to not fall in love with a human after what happened latest time.I did appreciate all of the backstories. There’s a reason for Aladdin wanting revenge, there’s a reason for why Zahra is inside the cave, we obtain to see the people living in the town and the poverty and who they really wish ruling. There’s true cruelty, to the people, to Aladdin, to the vizier. There’s war, and there’s consequences for action, including magic ones to Zahra.While the story is quite various from Aladdin, there are a surprising amount of similarities and plot points created in reference, and I appreciated issue I had with the book was the pace. Zahra has a time limit on what she has to do to obtain her freedom. She has about a month. And yet for almost that entire month but the latest two days, she wastes it, and there’s very small mention at all of her working toward it. It drove me crazy. So small even happened for the first half of the other issue was the romance. I so badly wanted to love Zahra and Aladdin. But I just wasn’t feeling it. I didn’t feel their chemistry, and I barely even felt anything for Aladdin’s hero at all. He just seemed too under-developed. It wasn’t until the latest quarter of the book that I started feeling any intense emotion from Zahra at all, allow alone true romantic feelings for Aladdin. I want all of the book had been that intense, if not more was just okay. I wanted so badly to love this book, but it was just okay in the end, sadly.[More of my reviews are available on my blog, Geeky Reading, to which there's a link on my profile.]

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Forbidden Wish []  2020-4-5 18:28

    *Original review on Goodreads & My Blog*EXCERPT↓I SENSE THE BOY the moment he sets foot in the r the first time in centuries, I stir.I am smoke in the lamp, and I curl and stretch, shaking off the lethargy of five hundred years. I feel I have half turned to stone. The sound of his footsteps rattles me like a clap of thunder, and I bolt fully awake.END EXCERPT ↑As you can tell from the blurb, this is a retelling of Aladdin. I was afraid I wouldn't like this book for reasons, but I really did have fun it. I love Zahra the jinni from the lamp. Aladdin is a twat at times but he's unbelievable too.Even though Aladdin found Zahra's lamp and he's her master for now, he's very kind to her. Zahra is one of the most strong jinn in the globe and she has been alive for 4000 years!Aladdin is out for revenge versus Darian and his father who did some really messed up items to his family. And Zahra gets to come along for the ride. She does a amazing bit of shape shifting in the book and I loved that, the things you can ease drop on when your something else!Caspida is the daughter of the King but also a descendant to one of the gods of long ago. I loved her hero as well. She was like a female Robin Hood but only in the sand, not the woods. lol She also has a poor to the bone band of women that were amazing too.Darian and his evil father are looking to take over the throne but not if Aladdin, Zahra and Caspida have anything to do with it!There are other things event in the book and it's all amazing reading. It's a unbelievable small love story that has a small of everything. Will Zahra and Aladdin create it? Will they be able to love each other even though it is forbidden? Read the book to search out. =)Happy Reading ♥

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Forbidden Wish []  2020-4-5 18:28

    I have been hearing a lot of awesome things about this novel, so naturally I was excited to read it. I'm a large fan of fairy tale retellings, the reimagining of the Jinni was interesting, and who doesn't love the story of Aladdin? While this novel didn't blow me away - I really enjoyed e novel was (as several other people have stated) written beautifully. Our leading lady is someone you root for from the very beginning. And the relationships in this novel? While the romance between the Jinni and Aladdin didn't knock my socks off, it was enjoyable. The true high-light of the novel was the friendship between the ladies. Allow me be frank: the greatest part of this novel is the Jinni, Zahra. Zahra makes this novel what it is and I totally adore her. Aladdin is playing second fiddle here, and that works out largest problem with the novel (and its one I've been seeing a lot of lately in YA novels. Maybe because they are stretching things out to create series?) is that the story started off rather slow. It took me a while to really obtain into the story.Overall, I really liked this one and am awaiting the second novel in the series.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Orphan's Wish []  2020-1-25 11:22

    I have read all of Melanie erson's books, and I have always given 5 stars in my reviews. Her books are THAT good! This one was no exception. I love Kirstyn, as she's various than the heroines in previous books. She's caring and shy and a bit unsure of herself or her put in the world, yet she still faces her trials bravely in the end. Hers was a hero I could totally relate to. I loved the Aladdin connections and felt they worked very well. I will say that this is the first Melanie erson book that created me wish to bawl. Each of Melanie's heroines always manage to search themselves in some sort of risky predicament, but in Kirstyn's case, the ordeal is longer-lasting, her personality is far more sensitive, and whole situation is just heart-wrenching. You really feel what she's going through emotionally, both during her trials and even afterward. The ending is very satisfying, however, and Kirstyn finds herself...and love, of course. My 13-year-old daughter, a large fan of Melanie erson, read the book after I did. She also loved the story and especially liked Kirstyn because she's really shy and sweet and loves children. She also likes Aladdin because he's a hard worker and tries his best in everything he does.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Orphan's Wish []  2020-1-25 11:22

    I have read all of her other books in this series & was so excited for this one. I was not disappointed! I love fairy tales, and although this one took a lot of liberties from the original, it was all amazing & worked for the story line.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    Wish List, The []  2020-8-10 19:18

    This is the best book I have read in a long time. I borrowed it from my youngest son and was thoroughly engrossed. It is a book I would like to read aloud and discuss with my children. For anyone curious about life after life and how our put in eternity is decided, The Want List provides some very thought provoking content. The heroine, Meg Fin, finds herself prematurely in the hereafter, due to her and her partner in crime, Belch, untimely death while they are trying to rob an ageing pensioner, Lowrie McCall. Meg's balance sheet tallies to an unusual 50/50. Since neither heaven nor hell can claim her, she is sent back by St. Peter to support Lowrie. If she can tilt the balance sheet by doing good, she will go to heaven. However, Satan has decided he'd like to have someone of Meg's intelligence and determination in hell, so he sends Belch to drag her back. Lowrie feels he wasted his life. The Want List is a list Lowrie has created of four things he wants to do before dying and Meg must support him achieve them if she wants to obtain to heaven. How they work together, and while so doing, develop a deep respect and compassion for each other, is amazing. Meg comes to understand Lowrie's life and heart and develops a deep compassion for him and a determination to support him atain his four wishes before he dies. Lowrie also comes to understand Meg's deep sorrow after losing her mother. Mr. Colfer is a master storyteller who weaves a wondrous tale...it's almost like he's had a sneak preview of the hereafter. This book will create you laugh and cry, and think quite a lot. I recommend it for all readers. Mr. Colfer ranks with Madeline l'Engle and C.S. Lewis as my favorite authors.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    Wish List, The []  2020-8-10 19:18

    Eoin Colfer is a unbelievable author! His Artemis Fowl series is spectacular, and after reading this book, I absolutely loved it!

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Christmas Wish []  2020-11-24 20:44

    Grandpa Martin is dead. His grandson Will Martin (Neil Patrick Harris) wants to grant Grandma Martin’s (Debbie Reynolds) Christmas wish―find Lillian. Lillian who, no one knows who she is except for dead Grandpa Martin. A few theories are place forth. Will takes his sweet time investigating. Along the method he meets a dancing ex-secretary and her precocious son. Will also has to create a decision about his Grandfather’s real-estate company. It’s all quite cozy. And he does finally search Lillian, although it’s not a satisfied find. In fact, it makes for a lousy Christmas present!

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Christmas Wish []  2020-11-24 20:44

    I remember this fondly from TV a lot of years back and was very satisfied to see it finally available. We really enjoyed it and look forward to adding it to our continuing Christmas e story is about a young man on the rise in the huge town who was raised by his grandparents and finds it important to return home for a few months to take over the grandfathers business in the little city he was raised in. The grandmother, beautifully played by Debbie Reynolds, asks for his support in solving a mystery she has discovered that indicates that there may have been another woman in the grandfathers life. His find for answers helps him respond some questions about his own life as well. This is all handled quite nicely with solid performances throughout.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Last Wish []  2020-1-5 18:29

    I purchased and started reading the Witcher novels shortly after beating the Witcher 3 video game, and to be one hundred percent honet, I'm glad that I had unintentionally wait until after I had beaten the game. Granted, I place a TON of hours into that android game alone, not to mention it's predecessors, but to sit back and read the original material in which it was based off of - that was unbelievable in more ways that I can describe. There were so a lot of references to material from the books in the android game themselves, and while I hadn't previously understood them entirely, the books easily cleared everything up about it, explaining them all in amazing or at least sufficient detail. That said, I'm glad again that I started reading them -after- playing the android games because otherwise they wouldn't have held as much significance to me or created me laugh quite as much. Each book is well worth the read on itself for any solid Witcher fan, and as well for any general fiction fan looking for a amazing series to pick up, even if they don't quite understand the Witcherverse before diving in.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Last Wish []  2020-1-5 18:29

    A lot of android games especially in the RPG fantasy realm will have android game tie-in books, but I search The Witcher so special that it is a series based off a famous Polish fantasy novel series. The book series is interesting because it actually started off as a collection of short stories and then there were novels written later. The author is one of those annoying ones that doesn't write the books in chronically order so I hold having to look the order up to figure out which one to read next. The Latest Want is supposed to be the first thing you read in the series as it sets up who our protagonist Geralt of Rivia is and introduces you to what the heck a Witcher nce I'm already familiar with Geralt and what a Witcher is, I found this book to be more of a reference on his background. It gives you a lot of insight on who he was before the happenings of the second game, so you obtain to see how he gets to be where he is. The book is portrayed as Geralt retelling some of his adventures to his mate Nenneke, who is a priestess trying to heal his wounds from a poor war with a monster. So you obtain to see how he destroys various monsters, and the first time he meets his lover the sorceress Yennefer. It's beautiful clear that their relationship is beautiful toxic, and they are one of those couples who break up and obtain back together constantly. When he's retelling this to Nenneke they are currently broken up.What I really liked about this story is that we obtain a lot of insight on why the Sorceresses are so catty with each other. I don't think it's mentioned in the games, but the it's beautiful know that the school of Sorceresses will take in any sort of girls, even those with physical deformities. They will place them through manipulations to obtain rid of those deformities to create them look attractive as they will need to use both magic and beauty for their positions as advisors to kings and other politicians. I found this so interesting because the Witchers do the opposite to boys and turn them into mutants, so it is almost as if Witchers and Sorceresses are foils to each other. This also gave insight to why Geralt and Yen's relationship makes sense. Due to Geralt's Witcher Eyes he can see what Yen used to be and he still is interested in her. Geralt sees her for who she really is, and that kind of love just kills me!I wish to also point out that this book is a translation, and it's actually done really well. Translations can be hard some times, and often there can be a few moments where something gets lost or muddled in the the process. For this book I didn't really see any of this, and if I didn't know these books were originally written in Polish I probably wouldn't have known it was a translation.If you play the android games and you wish a small more insight on Geralt, I would still suggest this short story collection, but it might just be background info for you. I would suggest this to anyone that likes a fantasy story in a medieval-like setting.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Orphan's Wish []  2020-1-25 11:22

    I never would have thought about making the story of Alladin a childhood sweethearts tale, but it turns out it's the fairy tale retelling I never knew I wanted! This story had me eager for the next page from the very beginning. Alladin was portrayed so believably, and I thought it was interesting the method the author created his story so related to that of Joseph in the Bible. I also wasn't expecting the tale be so filled with suspense! And Abu being a small orphan boy was a nice touch - I loved him! My only critique was that there was a section towards the end that I felt got a small preachy. I have read almost every book by this author, and she normally weaves faith into her stories seamlessly. It's my pet peeve when Christian books sort of stop the plot and go "now for our very unique message", and I felt this book fell into that trap. It's the only reason I gave the book four stars instead of five. One of my favorites by this author, for sure!

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Wish: Genderswap, Transformation []  2020-1-25 0:4

    But it was a lot of fun. There is a lot of if that’s your thing but there is romance as well.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    Wish List, The []  2020-8-10 19:18

    I love the authors writing style- smooth, witty and the stories easily flows. It was a fun idea for a story with well developed characters.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    Wish List, The []  2020-8-10 19:18

    I love all of Eoin Colfers books, I have read all of them and I adore them. I especially love this story as it allows everyone a second chance, whether they deserve it or not.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Forbidden Wish []  2020-4-5 18:28

    Zahra has been stuck in a magical lamp for quite sometime until Aladdin finds her among ruins. As a jinni, Zahra is a slave to lamp. Her shape-shifting magic helps her blend in with her surroundings as a girl, a sparrow or as a cat. Zahra is offered the opportunity of a life time by the King of the Jinn but of course at a price. She is to save a jinn for her freedom from the lamp. However, she must complete this task in a month's time. If Zahra fails, death will rain among her and the people in the town she currently resides in.I am a large fan of Aladdin and I when I first started reading The Forbidden Wish, I was mesmerized by the elaborate descriptions and the lavish writings of Jessica Khoury. This retelling of Aladdin from One Thousand and One Nights is not a mere imitation of Aladdin but a extension of the globe of the Aladdin that most of us know today. Khoury transports the reader as a spectator in this magical journey in which Zahra has to choose love or freedom. Which decision will Zahra choose?The secondary characters are all special as well and are not just mere background filler. Each hero has its own identity. The Watchmaidens are fierce! Ensi with her magical potions, Khavar with her snake, Nessi with her Jinn charming flute and of course the Amulen Princess Caspida with her spirit and wit.I found it interesting how Zahra tells her story like she is talking to Roshana. It works. She tells her encounter with Aladdin and about her journey as if it's a folktale. Her storytelling is entrancing and I wanted to savor e romance between Aladdin and Zahra is forbidden but sometimes it is hard to resist happiness. Thank goodness for the slow burning romance. At first the two aren't too fond of each other but they gain the appreciation of each other's company. For so long, Zahra has been confined to her lamp and for so long has Aladdin been an orphan running around the town as a thief. Aladdin's main goal in life is to avenge his parents death while Zahra is trying to figure out whether freedom or love will create her truly finitely check out The Forbidden Want for a captivating retelling of Aladdin through the eyes of a female jinni. It's hypnotic and the novel includes just the right amount of action, adventure and romance.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Christmas Wish []  2020-11-24 20:44

    If you are accustomed to the usual insipid, created for the Christmas season films with boring stories and amateur acting then this is a true treat. These two actors are unbelievable together, very believable. The small boy is charming and a amazing actor. There is just enough mystery to hold you interested and the solution is very touching. Also, just to see Neil tell off the snobbish boring girlfriend is worth watching it. At the end you are left wondering if there could ever be anyone as unbelievable as the grandfather was and hoping for one in your life.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Christmas Wish []  2020-11-24 20:44

    This film has two actors that I have fun - Debbie Reynolds and Neil Patric Harris - which is why I chose it. It was a various plot than a lot of of the Christmas films that are sold today, and epitomizes the concept of believing what is right and good, despite reasonable doubt. Harris plays the grandson of Reynolds, who has inherited his grandfather's true estate business. He is attempting to obtain the business into a position that he can oversee from his home in Fresh York, where he is a shrewd Wall Road trader. His grandmother tells him of her desire to know about a woman that his grandfather mentions in his journals, every Christmas Eve. The mystery is the main plot of the story, as Harris plays novice detective, while trying to manage the true estate office. As a effect of both tasks, he learns more and more about his grandfather, his parents, and (of course) about himself. The mystery of the woman in the journal doesn't come to an simple conclusion, and along the method to solving it, Harris develops a desire to be the kind of person his grandfather was...generous and kind.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Christmas Wish []  2020-11-24 20:44

    I am so thankful to have found this on DVD! I recorded this on VHS right about the time it first came out. Not only did I wear out the VHS tape, I no longer have a VHS player. This is one of my favorite Christmas films of all time. There are some parts that are relatively predictable, but enough suspense and twists to keep your attention. It's just a heartwarming story that is appropriate for everyone. And I love both Neil Patrick Harris and Debbie Reynolds. I want there were more films like this.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Forbidden Wish []  2020-4-5 18:28

    This is the first book I've read from Jessica Khoury and it definitely wont be my last! I'm currently reading another book right now that has lagged and lost my interest. I grabbed this on a whim and am so glad that I picked it up. I was looking for something to distract me. I wasn't impressed with the latest few books or several books that I have read and have entered a reading slump. The Forbidden Want really brought me out of it. I couldn't place this book down. The globe building was awesome and sometimes I feel the amount place into globe building is tiring and sometimes boring. Jessica's words brought it to life and I could envision everything she was writing. The setting was rich, imaginative and I felt like I could reach out and touch it. It really invested me into this story!I have yet to read a book that incorporated the Jin or a Jinni, this was a first for me and I didn't know what to expect going in. I have read a couple of re-imagined fairy tales. They were good, but not amazing. I was looking for amazing! Something to blow my love of the Disney versions and fairy tale versions I grew up with out of the water for me. This re-telling did that! I am so in love with this story and the characters. I love Disney's Aladdin. It's one of my favorite Disney movies, but after reading this, I love this ver so much more! Jessica was able to hold some of the key elements the same all the while re-writing the story and giving it a fresh hara is a amazing character. She is fierce, tough but also soft. I loved seeing her hero grow as I read. The complexities to her personality, the pain of her past and the bonds of her show life. I loved seeing the connection and chemistry grow between Aladdin and Zahara. It wasn't rushed and I loved seeing them explore fresh things about each other and seeing their respect for each other grow. Overall, really amazing read! Not only was the storyline great, but the author's voice, her attention to detail and hero building and globe building really brought everything together. I know the author isn't making this into a series, it's a amazing standalone book. I do hope she decides to do some more re-tellings. I will definitely hold an eye on her and her future works

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Forbidden Wish []  2020-4-5 18:28

    Mystical, magical, marvelous—those are the words I’ll use to describe THE FORBIDDEN WISH by Jessica Khoury. It was lush, teeming with beauty, and the read was worth every min of my time.When a novel takes put in the magical lands of Arabia, I’m instantly intrigued. Create that a retelling, and I’m doubly excited to give it a try. In Jessica Khoury’s twist on the Aladdin story, we obtain the story from the genie’s point of view. And this genie is a girl—a feisty one at that!I loved Jessica Khoury’s debut, ORIGIN, and I had no doubts going into THE FORBIDDEN WISH, other than a teeny fear because I disliked my latest Aladdin retelling, A WHOLE NEW WORLD. Rest assured, this retelling exceeded my expectations.If you think you know the outcome of this story, if you think it follows the classical tale of Aladdin with minor twists: you’re wrong, and you’re in for a true hra, the genie, has her own agenda when summoned from the lamp after centuries. An agenda that’s quickly blurred when she begins to feel more than she should for her master, Aladdin. She knows how her feelings are doomed to fail, much like the method they did with her mysterious Habiba, mentioned within the first few pages. When I read that word, Habiba (beloved, female), I knew there was heartbreak involved. I was saddened almost instantly. I loved Zahra more than I thought I would—it’s rare for me to love a protagonist, but Zahra was one I quickly adored. She was constantly fighting a war to stay good, human, or follow her own ‘dark’ desires like the Jinn that she the story progresses, we’re introduced to more of the Aladdin characters we know so well, but the story as a whole is more twisted than that, and I relished every bit of it.I loved the characters—from the good-hearted ones, to the wrongful ones, to the ones who are both amazing and bad, like Zahra and her thief of a master. Khoury weaves the lush globe of Arabia in a swirling mist of intrigue and excitement. Her world-building skills have only improved since her debut years ago. I love that the story takes put across a few kingdoms, one of them clearly more symbolic of Persia, judging by the hero names (you should know, there’s no representation of P in Arabic!). It’s clear Khoury place a lot of research into her latest, despite the story being firmly rooted in e suspense was palpable. And the romance! Forbidden and doomed to fail, it was painful, yet I delighted in every moment of it, knowing it could end at any only qualms with THE FORBIDDEN WISH was the ending, and how the conflict is resolved. It wasn’t confusing, but I found the boundaries Khoury had set as the story progressed were crossed for the conclusion. Borders were blurred, and what didn’t seem possible, even in the realm of fantasy, suddenly was. But as far as explanations go, the ones we’re provided with did create sense, but it bothered me enough to create note of it here. At the same time, it didn’t deter from my enjoyment of the story, so it’s quite ignorable!In the end, I flipped over the latest page with a happy smile on my face, for THE FORBIDDEN WISH was just what I had wanted, needed. Gorgeous writing, magical world-building, and characters ready to steal your heart, Jessica Khoury’s THE FORBIDDEN WISH is a glittering gem that you must have for yourself.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Forbidden Wish []  2020-4-5 18:28

    Rating ~3.5"Wish for her love, and I will deliver it to you.He smiles grimly, "Then it wouldn't be love.""And what do you know of love?""That it must be a choice.""Oh my naive thief." I pause briefly to meet his gaze. "Love is rarely a choice."This book is a highly romantic fantasy. It more a romance than anything e writing itself is superb, the setting interesting and well-done. You can truly imagine the globe for yourself based on the writers hra and all the other female characters in this book were delightful, [email protected]#$% characters. Which for me is a positive, because a weak heroine can take an entire book down with her. But this book really shows that women are not weak, fragile things that need to be protected, society can think what they want, but a woman can most certainly survive, can certainly search happiness without a hra and Aladdin: well their love certainly did shake the world, almost literally. Their romance was subtle and sweet. There was no insta-love. Though I do believe that from the beginning they were certainly interested in each other. Drawn to the mystery of each others past, the dark secrets within. Their love story was handled well and it did not take away from the story like some romances do. In truth, it was one of the best parts and it in no method hindered any hero development. These two were truly created for each other. Zahra and Aladdin both protected their hearts, never betraying their secrets. but the found a method to be honest with each other. Revealing things they never have to anyone else. Aladdin was a likeable, fun, charming thief who managed to see beyond the mask to Zahra's heart, which, like a real thief, he stole and never cared to at being said the reason I did not give this perhaps 4 stars is because the ending left me pondering. So after all the turmoil and thousands of years of imprisonment you're going to tell me the respond to freedom was love all along? Hmm...not sure how I feel about that. Don't obtain me wrong I appreciate love and all but I guess I was hoping for something more. Maybe I am a pessimist but I don't love is the respond to all. Secondly, I still cannot understand how Zahra managed to outdo Nardukha. The man himself has been alive nearly since the beginning of time but he never sought to control time itself? Not good thinking on his part. But I suppose that is mostly the point. Zahra is a creative, free-thinker unlike the rest of the jinn, and she certainly does not play by the l-in-all are very enjoyable book with a lovely cast of characters. This was a truly entertaining standalone, and it honestly these days fantasy books are rarely standalone so I appreciate this one for being able to do

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Orphan's Wish []  2020-1-25 11:22

    Normally when I've read one of the author's fairy tale retellings, I search myself pulled into the globe and actually caring about the characters.Within the first page I noticed that the sentences were short and choppy. I assumed it was because it was told from the perspective of a young orphan and that as the book progressed, so would the sentence structure and the depth of the story.Spoiler alert: it never e only reason I finished this book is because it I'm a bit OCD when it comes to finishing books. Thankfully, it was such an simple read, I could do so quickly.I began to question whether I had just been fooling myself about erson's skills with the fairy tale romances. Helpfully, there was an excerpt from one of the other books I've already read at the end of this book. I read a page and noted that the sentences were indeed more complex without the choppy style of The Orphan's Wish.I regret I purchased this on Kindle. At least if it was print I could sell it to a used book shop and obtain some of my cash back.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Orphan's Wish []  2020-1-25 11:22

    Melanie erson has written some lovely and compelling fairytale retellings, but The Orphan's Want just wasn't one of them. I adore the cover, and by looking at it one would think it a lot more like the Aladdin fairytale than it actually is. Now that I've read it, I have to say that it is very far from the original story, with only a few noticeable parallels that somehow failed to capture the heart of the fairytale, unlike erson's other retellings. To start with, the main characters are lacking. Well, Aladdin is lacking. Actually, she did a amazing job with Kirstyn, except for the fact that Kirstyn is supposed to be quieter and less talkative than any of the other Hagenheim kids and yet in her own romance she appears to be method more of a chatterbox than I remember her being described as in previous books. But otherwise, Kirstyn was a nice character, if a small unoriginal. However, Aladdin was... agh. I had to slug through some parts because he was just. so. BORING. Oftentimes I search that I don't have problem with characters being boring per se, but rather the authors are always piling modifier after lavish modifier on them in an attempt to liven up the general dullness of their protagonists. (Either that, or the MCs actually are interesting.) But for Aladdin, I feel that he could have been a perfectly interesting hero-- and was, most of the time, as in Kirstyn's point-of-view-- if the author could only have used MORE modifiers. We are literally told, repeatedly throughout the book by multiple characters, that Aladdin is "handsome," "serious," and "perfect." The author barely even described his appearance-- other than his "dark skin" (?) and black hair. Rather vague, don't you think? Now on the other hand, Kirstyn is repeatedly described as "beautiful," with blue eyes and golden hair and oh no she looks rather pale and she's so thin and Aladdin's hands can surpass the cirference of her waist (no that's literally mentioned at some point). So basically, we are given like five words about Aladdin's outer appearance and told how absolutely excellent he may or may not be, while Aladdin's private narrative revolves a whole bunch around how beautiful, blue-eyed, and golden-haired Kirstyn is and as for her personality, well we're left to our own devices. There was method too much telling. And then some parts method too much showing-- by that I mean "this is the eighty-seventh time you two have stopped to gaze into each other's eyes and wonder how it would be like to kiss." Just sayin'. The dialogue was... just... Could there be some more adverbs? Or in the very least, physical mannerisms that weren't a smile, a glance, or nonexistent? The stork symbolism was sweet. I loved their reminiscing about the olden days. Also Aladdin's huge major catalystic hero flaw near the end-- now THAT'S the kind of hero conflict I'm talking about, peeps. Now that is Aladdin. I still love the series, but... yeah. I was disappointed by this one. :(

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Orphan's Wish []  2020-1-25 11:22

    Amazing book. I enjoyed this retelling of Aladdin. So fun to head back to Germany, visiting with old characters and meeting new. I always look forward to Melanie's next book.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Last Wish []  2020-1-5 18:29

    Moral relativism, ambiguity, the question of will vs fate and a clever addition of science as an result for the supernatural (rather than rely entirely on the foundation of magic) are the prevalent, recurring themes in this collection of short e Bad:Geralt isn't always a particularly relatable character. While unmistakably the protagonist, 'hero' is not a term that should be used to describe him very often. He fits the knight-errant-who-isn't' trope to a 't.' He has more than a bit of the 'bad boy' to him and sometimes comes across as more of an anti-hero than a champion. To be fair, this is the e Good:On the plus side, Geralt is interesting. He's fundamentally flawed and at times somewhat unlikable. He remains in a line of work that is always demanding, often thankless and generally dangerous. While a skilled and fearsome warrior, his combat prowess isn't always enough to victory the day, so another solution becomes necessary. This by itself is refreshing. He's clever but sometimes only clever enough to obtain into more trouble, which is also beautiful cool.Another item that's rather novel: how he got, or at times gets his powers. What he does with them is also very interesting. Perhaps most importantly, the globe in which this hero moves is straight-up fascinating: well drawn, understandable and fully realized. Geralt's interactions with this globe pull the reader in; the audience will want, desperately, to see how Geralt affects this globe or how it affects him. Or both.Far more compelling than the witcher himself: the situations he finds himself in, a lot of of the other characters he interacts with, and the decisions he is routinely forced to make. What's front and center in this collection of short stories is the 'why' of making a choice. The rationale important to drive whatever action is ultimately taken, due consideration of the consequences and a constant reminder that even though the context is crucial, oftentimes it's really just a matter of perspective. Oh boy, is this a welcome addition to fantasy in the modern era. 'A breath of new air' does not start to describe how it reinvigorates the genre. It's so easy and so incredibly powerful. The deftness with which Sapkowski weaves moralizing into the tales is absolutely e Takeaway:Fans of fantasy, long or short form, should do themselves a favor and read this book. It's entertaining, immersive and a very fast read. Book Two in the series, "Sword of Destiny," is already on my summer reading list."Only Evil and Greater Evil exist and beyond them, in the shadows, lurks the Real Evil. Real Evil, Geralt, is something you can barely imagine, even if you believe nothing can still surprise you. And sometimes Real Evil seizes you by the throat and demands you choose between it and another, slightly lesser, Evil."- - - - -"What stopped you from casting another spell to turn her into crystal? Scruples?""No. I don't have any of those. She had become resistant to magic."- - - - -"Dandelion was enraged. "It stands written in the book, one fistful to take. Yet ye gaveth of balls a sackful! Ye furnished him with ammunition for two years, the fools ye be!"- - - - -"Become a priest. You wouldn't be poor at it with all your scruples, your morality, your knowledge of people and of everything. The fact that you don't believe in any gods shouldn't be a problem- I don't know a lot of priests who do. Become a priest and stop feeling sorry for yourself."- - - - -"The magnitude of this difference has somehow escaped my notice.""Then pay greater attention. The difference, my dear witcher, is that one who is bought is paid according to the buyer's whim, whereas one who renders a service sets his own price. Is that clear?"

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Last Wish []  2020-1-5 18:29

    I picked this up because I recently started playing the games. I honestly want I had done that the other method around now, and gotten into the books e Geralt of the books is much more cerebral than most creature hunters in modern fiction (more so than in the games, even), preferring to cure them of their curses or appeal to their senses of reason, when able, rather than just slashing them down. Most of the "monsters" he actually ends up slaying in the book are humans, which come off as being the largest creatures of all (there's a particular story in this collection where that, in fact, seems to be the overriding lesson).The stories are excellently written, with some nice takes on old fairy tales. I don't know if it's because these stories are originally from Eastern Europe, or just skill of the author, or what, but this was the first fantasy novel (or, rather, collection of fantasy short stories) I've read in a long time where I was pleasantly surprised to explore that I didn't know quite where things were going until they got there. Sapkowski doesn't stick to the same tropes we westerners are used to, or if he does, he uses them in unexpected ways. His creatures have just as much personality as his protagonists, and often have a lot of of the same motivations. In the few stories that have outright villains, those villains are shown having understandable reasons for being... antagonistic. I hesitate to use the word "evil", because the author does an perfect job of showing that "evil" is, in a lot of cases, a difference of , if you're a fan of amazing fantasy, I would definitely suggest picking this up, even if you've not played the android games and don't plan to. I don't think you'll be disappointed with what you search in the globe of The Witcher. I myself plan to do much more exploration of that world.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Last Wish []  2020-1-5 18:29

    I really struggled with this one. This is a short story collection about Geralt of Rivia who is a Witcher. Witchers are strong beings who go through an intense trial to become strong in body and also develop some magical abilities they can use to war monsters. This is a translated work and has multiple stories in it that do not run in a sequential time line.I don't read a ton of books consisting of short stories because usually short stores don't give me enough time to bond with the characters. Geralt was the only consistent hero throughout all of these stories and while I loved him, I was overwhelmed by how a lot of side characters I was introduced to. I can't honestly hold them all straight and I had no love for most of the characters I met along the way. Out of all the short stories, The Latest Want was my absolute favorite and won this book a 3 star rating (which is also the latest short story of this book). The amazing news about this book is I loved it the more I got into it and I'm going to read the second short story collection because I wish to know more about this ese short stories are reminiscent of classic fairy tales with a much darker/monster type twist on them. Which was fun. Reading these stories, I always felt like an onlooker instead of an involved participant in the stories and so I never felt consumed by these is is a fun read, and with more time I hope to bond more closely to this world.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    Wish List, The []  2020-8-10 19:18

    So I had to read the whole thing and my eyes hurt. Well worth it though. Well paced, and satisfying.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Christmas Wish []  2020-11-24 20:44

    I’d never seen this film on TV until Christmas 2019. I didn’t obtain the possibility to see the ending, so I bought it because I had enjoyed the 1st half so much. I’m so glad I did because it’s just a really unique Christmas, and anytime of year movie. Life lessons, self reflection and self discovery in this video. Debbie Reynolds is unbelievable and Neil Patrick Harris is so amazing as well.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Last Wish []  2020-1-5 18:29

    Andrzej Sapkowski's The Latest Want is a must read for sword-and-sorcery aficionados.• The Latest Want and most of the series were published in the 1990’s• They spawned from Poland, not the United States or United Kingdom• Inspired the Witcher android game series a decade later (2007-ongoing)• More to come, the author and series continueAndrzej Sapkowski’s Geralt of Rivia is a “Witcher,” a superhuman trained to conquer monsters. After hundreds of years killing creatures, there are fewer threats and witchers. Actually there is less hunting creatures than Geralt sleuthing mysterious altercations. Sapkowski’s stories have conflicts that are not lone-Witcher-in-the-wild vs. creature conflict; they are more humans/vs strange forces in which Geralt referees (and usually kills). His investigative methods are a bit rougher than Sherlock Holmes. Each story was as if Conan was dumped into the Grimm's Fairy tales. But all is not grim. Lots of humor show is reminiscent of Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser series. Humans tend to persecute or shun the weird witchers; sustaining future witchers is addressed as the seeds of an apprenticeship are ralt has dialogue with antagonists often. Lengthy interrogations are common. This approach allows for funny banter, philosophizing, and entertaining information-dumps. This makes for a fast, entertaining read. Sapkowski stands out as a leading non-English writer. No map, table of contents (TOC), or glossary were featured in the paperback translation. I provide the TOC below. The structure reveals the over-arching narrative of “the Voice of Reason” which attempts to connect all the others. This works beautiful well, but is not always smooth. This was designed as an introduction to the series. I was impressed enough to order the Sword of Destiny when I was only half method through. It is not until the third book does a dedicated novel emerge. The series and the android games continue to this day with books 7 and 8 awaiting English translation (as of 2016).The Latest Want Table of Contents1- Voice of Reason #12- The Witcher3 - Voice of Reason #24- A Grain of Truth5- Voice of Reason #36-The Lesser Evil7-Voice of Reason #48-A Question of Price9-Voice of Reason #510-The Edge of The World11- Voice of Reason #612- The Latest Wish11- Voice of Reason #7Andrzej Sapkowski Blood of Elves saga:1. The Latest Wish; Short Stories 1992 , translated from Polish to English 2007 when the first Witcher Video Android game was released2. Sword of Destiny Short Storeis 1992 translated 20153. Blood of Elves 1994 [novels begin] translated 20144. The Time of Contempt 1995 translated 20155. Baptism of Fire 1996 translated 20166. The Turret of Swallows 1997 translated 20167. Lady of the Lake (1999…being translated for a 2017 release in US)8. Season of Storms (Sezon burz) written 2013, set between the short stories in the first book in the series, The Latest Wish. English edition TBDGames2007 Witcher PC2011 Witcher 2 (Assassins of Kings) PC, Xbox, Mac OS2015 Witcher 3 (Wild Hunt), PC, PS4, Xbox

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Last Wish []  2020-1-5 18:29

    The Latest Want is a slender, 280 page collection of six loosely-connected stories and intervals starring Geralt. Originally released in 1993 in Poland as Ostatnie Zyczenie, The Latest Want includes some of the oldest of the Geralt tales, although it was not the first Geralt book released in Poland. It is, however, an perfect introduction to the hero and to the type of story that Sapkowski apparently wants to tell. Geralt is a Witcher, an altered human being who has enhanced eyesight, a quicker healing/recovery mechanism for his body, and supposedly immune to most of the normal human emotions (although some of his interactions with different characters belies this to some extent). As a Witcher, Geralt's task is to roam the countyside and towns, looking for and destroying real monsters. While this might sound like a excellent D&D-style adventure series, Sapkowski quickly shows a combination of a sly wit and a tendency to not just subvert these adventure tropes, but to twist them and spin them upon their head until they collapse, too dizzy to assert themselves in the story themes. I started playing the witcher 3 on playstation 4, I had to read the books and obtain the story behind Geralt. Amazing book for introducing Geralt and some of the others in the game. Amazing Reading!

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Last Wish []  2020-1-5 18:29

    Not impressed with story. Seemed like a fantasy written from a 14 yr old testosterone charged boy. Main hero lacked humility and was more inclined to graphic comics than literature. I am a fan of Tolkien, R. Howard, and this author did not impress me. I want i had saved the money.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    Wish List, The []  2020-8-10 19:18

    It is humorous and is extremely hopeful. It might obtain boring in the middle for people who don't read Eoin Colfer but for those who have read Artemis Fowl reading this book should be a piece of cake. For those who aren't used to Colfer's style of writing I advise you to test reading the book no matter how boring it gets because trust me you will be happy and satisfied by the end of the book.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    Wish List, The []  2020-8-10 19:18

    Interesting

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    Wish List, The []  2020-8-10 19:18

    Love this author!!! This was my second time reading this work. I true have fun how detailed his works are and through have fun readign them!

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Christmas Wish []  2020-11-24 20:44

    I won't spoil the mystery but this is one of those truly charming tales that will create you cry, smile, and shake your head in wonder.A young man has come home to his little city roots to place his grandfather's affairs in order. The man has been living in the huge town and his attitude is one of snobbish sophistication..."Grandfather was a nice old man, but that was THEN...times have changed."He has every intention of selling off his grandfather's company (and the tons of jobs) and going back to his grand town y he meets this young woman with a small boy...and Grandmother finds a small mystery that might create it true simple to leave his sainted grandfather's legacy he falls for the young woman and her child, he finds himself wanting to hold the memory of the amazing grandfather intact...and all the clues that points to an unfaithful old grandpa begin to irritate; especially since EVERYONE is so sure that a more unbelievable man never lived.Of course Grandfather wasn't having an affair. Of course he was as unbelievable as everyone thinks he is.But...But just how amazing the man REALLY was will leave the viewer breathless.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Christmas Wish []  2020-11-24 20:44

    This film has become a Christmas tradition for us. All the actors are accomplished and their characters are interesting and fully developed. Even the child is amazing and not annoying like so a lot of kid actors who are called upon to " be cute!" The story line is touching and the twist at the end, a amazing method to wrap the story.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Wish: Genderswap, Transformation []  2020-1-25 0:4

    Search the lamp, it's antique hidden in plain sight. If you are good, you will have fun the find and the wish!

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Orphan's Wish []  2020-1-25 11:22

    But it's really more than that! Though all her books are romances, I like the special spin Melanie erson does on each tale. This one dealt with some difficult situations and what the characters went through was often beautiful intense. This felt the most down-to-earth out of her stories. I'm not saying that's better or worse, just various and I enjoyed the change of pace. This story felt like it was told a lot more from the guy's perspective than the girl's, unlike her other stories. That is fitting since it's based on Aladdin. Though some might criticize her for changing the original setting of the story, I can't agree. This book is the continuation of a series set in Germany, just like her other stories. I think it would have been neat to have a story set in the Holy Land like the book starts in, but the story continues in Germany because it deals with the same German family as in her other books. Aladdin (the main character) and Abu are from Palestine and I think it was amazing to present the relations between them and the Germans. This book promotes acceptance and love among people, so even though it's not set in the Middle East, I believe it's a amazing addition to her series that promotes diversity.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Orphan's Wish []  2020-1-25 11:22

    Melanie has done it again! I have always loved Melanie's books. Through all of her books I always flavor 'The Fairest Beauty.' With reading this book between two childhood mates i would have to say this my fresh favorite book by her. I strongly encourage you to read this book. I loved this book. I couldnt hold the book down! I finished this book in less then two days of reading. This book is amazing for young adult and adults. There is no taul scenes. No poor words. There is a couple of really extreme scenes in this book. Could be a small scary for younger readers. I just turned 16. I was jumpy while reading this book. The stage is when the duke's daughter is kidnapped. Even after her kidnap she jumps when hears loud noises. Also, she gets scared when he brother grabs her wrist. Over all, this is written wonderful! Go and buy this book and go through a fresh adventure! Melanie tthank you for writing yet another awesome book!

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Forbidden Wish []  2020-4-5 18:28

    "She is the most strong Jinni 🧞‍♀️ of all, he is a boy from the streets, their love with shake the world." ❤️🌎"Wishes a method of twisting themselves, and there is nothing more risky than getting your heart's desire. The question is, are you willing to gamble? How much are you willing to lose? What are you willing to risk everything for?"Just finished this awesome Aladdin re-telling. 🌙The writing is so enchanting! The author describes this globe of deserts, palaces and magic in lavish attractive detail. I could picture it exactly and even feel the sense of magic in the air. ✨It was such a strong, wonderful novel, I highly recommend it. There is NOTHING typical about this fairytale re-telling 😍📖🙌🏻

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Vampire Wish (Dark World: The Vampire Wish Book 1) []  2020-9-24 20:7

    As several of the reviews have mentioned this story does have an Aladdin and Harry Potter feel with a touch of Cinderella mixed in. Because aspiring gymnast Annika gets kidnapped and taken as a blood slave only to meet Prince Jacen for a reverse Aladdin introduction, she strives for one goal. She refuses to be a helpless victim but what can a mere mortal do versus once believed supernatural beings? Since when do shape-shifters, witches, angels, and vampires exist?! This is not fantasy, Annika finds these legends are actually real. And her goal, how to stop them and save herself and other humans.I always loved Michelle Madow's writing style and I became hooked with her imagination with the Elemental series. Another intriguing story and I have book 2 on my reserve list.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Vampire Wish (Dark World: The Vampire Wish Book 1) []  2020-9-24 20:7

    This is a really amazing book that I highly recommend! The characters are interesting and it easily kept my interest. My only complaint is that I [email protected]#$%! was longer! I would think the story was going in one direction and then it would end up somewhere else. Very entertaining.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    Wish []  2020-1-18 23:11

    The cello that accompanies Hamza is some of the most moving melody that I have ever heard. This is a unique collection! Stevie Ray

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    Wish []  2020-1-18 23:11

    Perfect musician whom plays from soul. I truly recommend it to people looking a soulful instrumental melody from Soudan / sides, I am so pleasantly surprised the recording is perfect too. Bravo...

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Vampire Wish (Dark World: The Vampire Wish Book 1) []  2020-9-24 20:7

    This was my first vampire book but I obtain the usual gist, oh no plz don't leave me vampire person, no I must, an d a whole lot of othesr stupid things, until twilight came. THIS SERIES IS THE NEW TWILIGHT!!!!!!!! You have to agree. It has a amazing plot, it's different, and there are amazing characters. I didn't wish to place the book down. I was sooo sad when I finished it :(. But, I saw that she said the secend book is coming out in july. Commence satisfied dance. I also recomend another series if you wish to read more books written by Michelle Meadows it's the Elementals. You won't be disappointed. So now that tou've read this, WHAT ARE YOU WHATING FOR, GO SCROLL UP AND BUY THE BOOK SO YOU CAN EXPERIENCE THE NEW TWILIGHT!!!!!! Sorry about that, got too excited but, just go by the book. Thanks and god bye;)

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Vampire Wish (Dark World: The Vampire Wish Book 1) []  2020-9-24 20:7

    The only grouch that I have about this book is that it is a short it another take on the story of Romeo and Giuliette in a vampire setting?The characters are very, very interesting and well developed knowing what they wish from the very beginning. This makes the story line various and special if one wishes to compare to other vampire books.I enjoyed reading `The Vampire Wish` and I search that the Author, Michelle Madow's writing is not only able to draw one into the story but also to hold the reader wanting more. Awesome! An awesome read!

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Vampire Wish (Dark World: The Vampire Wish Book 1) []  2020-9-24 20:7

    Annika is a human who watches as vampires slay her family, but they hold her alive to become a blood slave to their kind. Whisked away to the Vale, a city for the blood slaves that sits below the vampire palace, Annika hates her fresh life... until she meets a handsome stranger on Christmas Eve. Jacen, a swimmer training for the Olympics, who has been newly turned into a Vampire Prince, feels a connection with Annika the first time he sees her. Can a human and a vampire have a future? What does the palace’s witch, Camila, wish with a human blood slave?A well written, clean YA romance that has enough details, action and plot twists to hold you (adults, too!) reading well past bed time! Michelle’s writing style allows me to envision the Vale and the Vampire Palace as if I was there in person. I found myself hating the vampires, cheering for Annika, and hopeful for a romance between her and Jacen. Vampires, witches, wolf-shifters and human blood slaves… what more could you ask for in a book! I loved this book and I'm not a YA anymore! This captivating, well written book ends with a cliffhanger, so you'll wish to obtain Book 2, The Vampire Prince, immediately! I'm hooked on this series!

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Vampire Wish (Dark World: The Vampire Wish Book 1) []  2020-9-24 20:7

    I think we've all found we at least have a bit more free time then we normally would (or like me, you're swimming in free time) so obviously I was going to seize this very long moment and unapologetically throw myself into a book (or a series as the case might be). I discovered Michelle Madow's Vampire Want Series and I seriously can't obtain e seamlessly weaves all your favorite parts of more widely known fantasy books and gives the reader a round trip literary excursion you can't support but obtain sucked into and have no desire to leave.Having read twilight and other vampire novels I kinda expected for this to be maybe a palatable adaptation of the Twilight series or the like, which would've been excellent given the state the globe is in.I got so much more than I bargained ere are some similarities to Twilight but it's as if the author knows your taste personally and plucks the elements that created you fall in love with the books along with other literary allusions to deliver a refreshingly new book series that will hold you on the edge of your ere is absolutely nothing fanfiction about this series which was also something I was leery about obtain to see all the major characters' point of view which, given the method this author executes this style of narration is completely new and more people aren't aware of and enjoying this series is beyond 's the excellent Corona virus I said there are some similarities between this series and Twilight but only in the method that it is e worlds she has made are beautiful, the characters aren't stale reimagined caricatures of characters we've already met in this genre.And what a amazing price for these gems! All 5 books are easily affordable.If like me you are searching for a reprieve from the happenings of the globe as late this is the series for you.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    Wish []  2020-1-18 23:11

    We were returning in the minibus back to the "civilization" of a west African capitol after two weeks in the Sahara. The sun was golden as it set in the heat and the dust. As we passed women were coming in from the fields, camels and cattle walked by, little kids played outside mud houses, and Hamza'a melody was playing. All our chatter melted away as we sat spellbound by the method the the poetry of his melody and the timelessness of the stage acks 1 and 7 are the best. Track one is so attractive in it sorrowful poetry. Track 7 is almost majestic, sweeping, a long sigh about change. This is soulful, delicate ethnic music. Highly recommended.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    Wish []  2020-1-18 23:11

    Hamza El Din passed away in 2006; this was his latest album, and quite possibly his best. While it maintains the usual reliance on Hamza's own drumming and oud techniques it incorporates there are several guest performers and their instrumental abilities on this album, reflecting his friendly nature that his colleagues noted regularly.Overall this album is a reminiscence about his homeland, the portion of Nubia that lies in Egypt and was completely flooded by the completion of the Aswan High Dam in the 70s. By that time Hamza was already traveling and performing, but he never stopped thinking about the home he could never go back to. This train of thought is displayed here, with virtually every track on the album being based on some aspect of traditional Nubian r those unfamiliar with the oud, you need to know that it is for all intents and purposes the very distant ancestor of everything [email protected]#$%!&? originated in the Middle East, has a short, fretless neck and a pear-shaped bowl body; typically the strings (in modern times) are created of nylon. Its warm, dry tone is a staple of Arab music, for which Hamza gained a deep fondness during his time studying at his university. Hamza's work, then, can be described as a fusion of Arab and Nubian melody in terms of category, and in terms of emotional result it is only possible to describe as hypnotically st of the tracks here are very monophonic, as is typical of Arabic music. At first glances most Westerners (such as myself) will think that is a poor thing, but trust me when I say that Middle Eastern monophony is very elegant due to the very distinct timbre of each of the various instruments used. For example, although the oud, the nay and the vocals are all using the same music you are very, very aware of the presence of each of the best part about Hamza's work in general, at least for me, is his own vocal purity. A lot of tracks have no vocals whatsoever, but when he does sing the vocals are smooth and gentle. Because of this his vocals seem more inviting; they are not the impossible notes achieved only by auto-tuning. These are notes that the average singer could achieve, and because of that the melody feels all the more inviting and all the more relaxing. It feels more like a personal session among mates than anything else. This album is no exception; granted the lyrics are all in Nubian or Arabic so non-speakers of both languages are obviously not going to follow the meaning of the lyrics without the liner notes.I don't really feel like I could properly describe Hamza's work with words. For me his melody has been more of an emotional, and at times even a spiritual, experience rather than an intellectual one. But ultimately that is what melody should be about; it should not about the glamour and the fame but rather about sharing a piece of one's soul with the world. Hamza's soul is on display here more than ever in this album; not understanding the lyrics won't damage the experience so much because the peaceful, friendly feeling he creates in his melody needs no words.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    Wish []  2020-1-18 23:11

    Amazing! Transcend to magic realms with Hamza El Din.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    Wish []  2020-1-18 23:11

    I love this CD. Whenever I have mates over, I play this for them. Everyone loves it. You will too!

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    Wish []  2020-1-18 23:11

    Hamza El Din is quickly becoming famous. I bought this album first and really liked it but it was not until I saw PASSION IN THE DESERT that I really began to appreciate his mastery in a fresh light. All his albums are great.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Vampire Wish (Dark World: The Vampire Wish Book 1) []  2020-9-24 20:7

    I loved this book. Hero backstories were detailed enough for you to invest in their development. Multiple point of views are usually tricky to implement, however, Michelle Madow did it with finesse. I did hope for a wee bit more of Jacen and Annika together, but I'm thinking their relationship will be very interesting and entertaining in book 2. Can't wait to read it. **Did not have any errors that I noticed. Either there are none, or the book was too amazing to message them**

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Vampire Wish (Dark World: The Vampire Wish Book 1) []  2020-9-24 20:7

    The story kept my interest all the method through with believable powerful characters ... whether it's the likable ones or the ones you wish to hate. A lot of things happen in the book, but do wish to warn you there is a cliffhanger. The book goes right into the second book THe Vampire Prince. This book is written in different points of view, but it flows nicely between chapters.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Vampire Wish (Dark World: The Vampire Wish Book 1) []  2020-9-24 20:7

     The Vampire Want is a young adult paranormal fantasy novel about a human blood slave named Annika in the hidden vampire kingdom called the Vale. As a newly kidnapped blood slave, she has to be a fast learner so that she isn’t tossed out to the overgrown wolves roaming outside of the kingdom ings become even more difficult, or easier depending on how you look at it, when a vampire prince dressed as a human makes her acquaintance. He may be her only method out. Will she decide that she should fall in love with the enemy, and become a vampire herself? Or is it all in vein? Haha, in vein, see what I did there?Annika is a spirited young woman who isn’t afraid to speak up versus her captors, but she’s also intelligent and so she’s a formidable heroine. Our vampire prince is dealing with some of the growing pains of being a vampire, and there are several other powerful characters that provide depth to the e tale has a lot of parallels to Aladdin, making it a very fun read.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    The Vampire Wish (Dark World: The Vampire Wish Book 1) []  2020-9-24 20:7

    This book was YET AGAIN so amazing and I was able to read it in basically one sitting. The ending definitely left me wanting more, like all of Michelle's books. It reminded me of Twilight but in a amazing way, and the vampire story was told very various from the usual. It gives you another perspective over a common topic.

    0  


  • 0

    Useful review?

    One Wish: The Holiday Album []  2020-1-22 2:22

    Well, after I found myself clapping & singing along with Whitney (& that choir-ooh!)-I just HAD TO SAY THAT I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS ALBUM! talk about a joyful noise! I'd no idea that Whitney Had actually produced this Christmas masterpiece as latest as 2003 ! (for some reason I'd thought this was created as the results of that poor Preacher's Wife movie-'1995?') But, imagine my surprize when I found out that it in was in 2003! Well, after reading some of the other reviews, I guess the people who've trashed this unbelievable album are the same ones who've trashed her 'I Iook to you' CD. Well, to those people..I just have to wonder-have you really listened to this album or are you being influenced by the 'ITTer,etc.' I guess negativity rules your world..but, in my UNIVERSE..MS. WHITNEY HOUSTON still somehow has the vocal chops & managed to brush up versus the divinity in this album! I LOVE IT! I still can't figure out which song I love the best: Emmanuel, The Christmas Song(chestnut roasting..)or Joy to the World. I guess, I'll just have to listen to this again !!!

    0  



    Search Cloud

    About us

    Use our product reviews finder and generate tons of ratings & opinions on any item, shop product or service. Search, read and publish reviews for brands, TV shows, ebooks, gadgets, video games, meals, music, household items or movies. Would you like to rate recently purchased thing? Go ahead! Express satisfaction or sadness, describe own experience & identify strengths and weaknesses of the product. Write short or detailed review with a few clicks.

    Community

    Publish review of any item you find here, registration is not required
    Share own experience, point out the pros and cons, warn or recommend
    Search for opinions on any item, product or service, read tons of reviews

    Contact

    www.add-reviews.com

    Use contact form to reach us or write a message via email:

    [email protected]

    Describe your problem, share ideas or report a bug on the site.

    https://add-reviews.com/
    0856-458-386