Granted by Michelle Merrill
Publication date : 30 June 2016
Blurb : The existence of genies may be the best-kept secret in the history of the world. After being trapped in the Sahara Desert for her whole life, sixteen-year-old genie Brielle finally gets her first assignment in Tri-Cities, Washington. She eagerly heads out into the human world to grant her first wish so that she can gain her magic. Unfortunately, her assigned human, Addie, stopped believing in wishes years ago and would much rather that everyone just leave her alone. Complicating everything is Rock, Brielle’s childhood friend turned enemy. Brielle doesn’t need him ruining her first trip out into the human world. Too bad she can’t keep her mind—or her eyes—off him and his annoyingly cute dimples. To make matters worse, genies in the Tri-Cities area are suspiciously dying. One broken lamp could be an accident, but after three deaths occur, Brielle suspects someone has uncovered the genies’ secret and is slowly killing them off one by one. With the Genie Council ignoring the threat, Brielle desperately needs to gain her magic so she can stop the murderer before she—or Rock—is the next genie to die.
Cover page : It’s awesome.
Plot : Concept was new. There are not much novels having Genies as the protagonists.
Writing : I loved the way author wrote about Genies. It was fresh and clean.
Overall : I liked the beginning as it started straight of to the main course, not running around the bushes. Though, as the story continued and reached the ending it threw off the excitement bundled in me. 😅 Ending was not as such phenomenal. I quite expected it to be as the climax paid off. I liked the lead character, Berille. She was fisty, brave and challenging.
It’s going to be a series, I guess after reading the ending. I am waiting to know how they are going to seek out the trouble. I won’t be saying too much to spoil the review, just a fresh and new read. It’ll be worth it. Also, here villains did something unexpected from them. But who knows what was the reason behind. Evil or Good? Read to find it. 🙂
*I received a ARC through Future House Publishing in return of a honest review *
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About the Author:
Hey everyone! I’m Michelle Merrill. I love kissing my hubby, snuggling my kids, eating candy, reading books, and writing first drafts. I name my computers after favorite fictional characters and fictional characters after favorite names.
I’ve been writing since January 2010 and I’ll keep writing until my hands won’t go anymore. Even then, the stories will live on in my head.
Aside from book things, I love to hang out with friends, watch movies, go on adventures with my family and sing…preferably in a group. If I’m by myself, though, I belt it out 🙂