Monday 29 December 2014

Review: Wishes (Legacy #2.5) by Molly Cochran

18870147Title: Wishes
Author: Molly Cochran
Series: Legacy
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Publication date: April 29th 2014
Pages: 124 (ebook)
Source: received from author

In the e-only companion to NYT Bestseller Molly Cochran's Legacy and Poison, Katy Ainsworth learns that wishes come with consequences. 

On Walpurgisnacht, where it is said that fairies abound, Katy meets a troubled fairy who must grant her every wish. But her wish for Peter to lever her madly quickly backfires when he follows her around obsessively and weeps over he inattention. So Katy tries a different approach - but a wish for popularity brings about trouble as well. Can her good intentions make up for the misfortune and disappointment that seem to follow every wish? Katy must battle the magic of the Fairy Queen and her henchman to undo the spells - but can she truly repair the damage she's done?

When Katy and her friends learn about fairies in class they set out on a search for them. After all every fairy has a treasure. Katy had hoped that the stories were true but really finding one is a different thing all together. When she’s given wishes her life couldn’t be any better. But Katy is finding out the hard way that a wish isn’t as simple or as good as one expects. Can she undo all the mistakes she made by making the wishes or is it too late?

Wishes is a very enjoyable read with lovely characters and an interesting plot. Katy seems like a great character. She’s a bit na├»ve and clumsy, too clumsy to believe at some points even. But she’s also fierce and brave, she won’t back down. I liked the world that Molly created, magical beings live among humans but in a peaceful way. The world might not be perfect but that is the great thing. Nothing is perfect after all.

Since it’s only a novella Wishes is light and fast paced. It’s an enjoyable read and I probably would have liked it better if I had read the first two books in the series. Now I had only a vague image of the characters while I believe that they are all great characters. So I would recommend that you first read the other books in this series before you read this one. 


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