I Wish

I Wish

by Elizabeth Langston


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What she needs is a miracle. What she gets is a genie with rules.

Lacey Linden has gotten good at hiding the truth of her life—a depressed mom, a crumbling house, and bills too big to pay. In school, she's a girl with a ready smile and good grades, but at night, Lacey spends her time dreaming up ways to save her family. On a get-cash-quick trip to the flea market, she stumbles over a music box that seemingly begs her to take it home. She does, only to find it is inhabited by a gorgeous "genie." He offers her a month of wishes, one per day, but there's a catch. Each wish must be humanly possible.

Grant belongs to a league of supernatural beings, dedicated to serving humans in need. After two years of fulfilling conventional wishes, he's one assignment away from promotion to a new job with more challenging cases. His month with Lacey is exactly what he expects and nothing like he imagines. Lacey and Grant soon discover that the hardest task of all might be saying goodbye.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939392237
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Publication date: 11/18/2014
Series: I Wish Series , #1
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Elizabeth Langston lives in North Carolina, halfway between the beaches and the mountains. She has two daughters in college and one husband at home. When she's not writing software or stories, Elizabeth loves to travel with her family, watch TV shows about dance or Sherlock Holmes, and dream about which restaurant should get her business that night.

I WISH, the first book in her new YA series, is available now with the next book scheduled for 2015. Elizabeth also has another YA magical realism (time travel romance) series--WHISPER FALLS, A WHISPER IN TIME and WHISPERS FROM THE PAST.

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I Wish 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was interesting going into the land of imagination. Gives reinforcement that life is what you make of it and everything is possible if you believe.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet, excellent, and magical. I will definitely read on in this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not going to get the rest
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Lacey is trying to hide what is really going on in her life . What people see is a smile and a girl with good grades. Lacey buys a music box that is inhabited by a genie but he has a catch to granting her wishes. I enjoyed the twists and turns of this story. The characters were great especially Lacey. The plot and overall story were good. T recommend **I received an ARC of this story for an honest review
Book_Bite_Reviews More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book a lot. Lacey is a very tough character, but that is because she has had nobody but herself to depend on. Ever since her stepfather died, she has had to take care of everything, and it has been a long, rough road. When she finds Grant, her life truly changes for the better and she finally learns that she has to let people in. She and her family need help, and there is nothing wrong with letting people in. I loved how believable everything was, and although the ending was not a happily ever after, I think it was the best call. I will definitely be continuing on with this series!
_staceykym_ More than 1 year ago
ARC kindly provided by FictionEtc Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Review ‘I Wish’ was a nice novel that often brought out the teary eyes and noisy sniffles in me. It was a sweet, touching and heartfelt story that masterfully mixed fantasy with reality. I must admit, the book had more potential than it gave and there were often times when I wished it could have done something differently or the complete opposite of what it had done. It was a three star because it didn’t have that something extra to it that a four star would have and it didn’t make me dance with glee at having read it like a five star. First of all the characters irritated be at times. Both were equally stubborn in their mindsets as to who each is and what they should do because of it. Their personalities were grating at times, too, as Lacey suffered from the hero complex and Grant would just keep saying ‘indeed’ all the time to everything Lacey said. At times it was hard to love Grant or feel any attachment to him because of his slightly stand-offish behaviour and his inexperience with human emotions. This leads to my second point. The ending of the book. Ok, this is was not an ending I expected as the novel seemed like a normal fairy-tale where it started off with a problem and ended in a happily-ever-after. It was absolutely bittersweet and seriously tugged at my heart-strings and my tear-strings. Once you read the book and get to understand the characters a bit more, you will also understand the ending, and what I loved most about it is it was extremely logical and right. The conclusion made sense no matter how badly I wanted for what I wanted and expected to happen, happen. Thirdly, I liked that the author incorporated real life problems into the book and how Lacey’s problem was solved with a little miracle and help from others. ‘I Wish’ was slightly boring as it did keep going on and at times I wondered why or if there was an end in sight. It also didn’t have that little something to spice it up and make it better. And fourth of all, let’s talk about the structure of the novel. I believe all readers will enjoy this layout of the novel. It has chapters within which Lacey recounts the days/wishes events and she is mainly the character we follow as the book is written from her perspective, but at the end there is a small letter from Grant to his ‘Boss’ where he recounts the day/wish and it really helped me understand his character more. I believe if the author did not include Grant’s part, the whole novel would have fallen apart to tatters. There were no spelling mistakes or grammatical errors but I did spot a few typos, but this is expected as the book version is an ARC. Congratulations to Elizabeth Langston on publishing a lovely beginning to a new series! Rating Plan 1 star : Strongly did not like the book, writing and plot was bad. Idea of the book was against my liking. 2 star : Didn't like it, didn't find it interesting or gripping. Seemed to drag on to me. 3 star : An average book. Wasn't bad or good. Everything else was well done. Original idea. 4 star : Like a 3 star but has potential to it as a series or the book grew on me as it progressed and certain scenes captured me. I Enjoyed it and read it in one sitting. 5 star : I LOVED IT! I stayed up late until 3 am. Author is a genius, characters, plot, idea, development, EVERYTHING was EXCELLENT. Nothing else can possibly be said except that its 5 STAR!
kaitlynspet More than 1 year ago
Lacy has a lot on her for a seventeen year old. She has lost her father, step father and now is having to be the parent to a depressed mother and younger brother. Lacy is trying very hard to make ends meet and keep her family together. When she does get some help from an usual source (BSB or Benevolent Supernatural Being) she thinks only of her mother and brother. Even though it is classified as a YA book I enjoyed reading it and I am a retired grandmother. It is the first Elizabeth Langstom book that I have read but will definitely not be the last
ReesesSH More than 1 year ago
I was so excited when I was given a copy of I Wish for a couple of reasons. One GENIES, there are so few genie stories I was excited to read one. Lacey has problems.  She’s a high school student who acts as a parent in her house. Her father and stepfather have died. Her mother is depressed and is barely functioning. Lacey is trying to do everything she can to keep her family afloat, but it’s a lot harder than she thought. She works, pays the bills, and taking care of her mother and brother. Then she buys a music box and everything changes. Lacey has a plan to change everything about her life. She has her genie for a month and one wish a day. Grant Lacey’s genie is used to shallow humans who he grants wishes for. Lacey is his last assignment before he gets promoted. When he meets Lacey he thinks he’s getting another shallow teenage. Instead he’s faced with his ultimate challenge, trying to help Lacey’s family stay afloat. Grant didn’t expect a challenge when he first met Lacey, but as they grow closer and he realizes things are more complicated than he ever realized. I loved this story. I read it in one sitting. Refused to eat, sleep, and breathe because I Wish was so fabulous. I loved the slow romance that built between Lacey and Grant. I loved the ending even though it tore out my heart. I cried, I screamed, I almost flung my kindle across the room, almost. This is definitely one of the most beautiful and amazingly written books I’ve ever read. Elizabeth Langston has written a fantastic story that drew me in from the first page. The characters were so realistic and every feeling the character had I felt. When they cried I cried. Having been a virgin to the beauty that was Elizabeth Langston’s books before I Wish, I will definitely be changing that very soon. Lacey’s character was such a strong female character. She carried her family and no matter how hard it got she always made everything okay. Even when she began to realize she had flaws she began to work on them to make herself a better person. She’s self-sacrificing and just an all around great character to read about. Grant was a very sexy sweet genie. He’s cocky and over-confident but caring. I enjoyed his Genie “Daily Reports” entries, which were really enjoyable. Grant definitely had an enjoyable personality and I can’t wait to find out what happens next in his story. I have to say I am super sad about the ending since I’m not sure who is going to be in the next story. It definitely left on a cliffhanger and I honestly NEED the second book like yesterday. Thank you Spencer Hill Press and Netgalley for the opportunity to read this amazing story.
WorldsCollide More than 1 year ago
A richly captivating and lovely YA read, I Wish was definitely a great book. From its well portrayed emotions to the engaging characters, this book was wonderful and I really liked it. Lacey was definitely a strong character. Her father had died when she was young, her stepfather died a few years later, and her mother fell off the deep end after dealing (or not dealing, I guess) with all that grief. That left Lacey to taking care of her catatonic mother and little brother. She was certainly tough, protective over her family, and determined to do anything to take care of them. My only complaint is that her strength became stubbornness on a couple of occasions, when she was stuck on seeing other people's kindness as pity rather than a friend helping a friend. Other than that, though, I thought she was great. Grant was good as well. His character was a little more shaky. On one had, he had some great character growth. At the end of each chapter, there was a report on that day's wish that he would send to his boss and I liked how his mindset and tone changed as the book went on. Not to mention how sweet he was and how caring he was of not only Lacey, but her mother and brother. However, at the same time, I didn't feel like we got to fully know his character. Things like his past, his true thoughts of his job. Basically anything about him that didn't pertain specifically to his happenings with Lacey's family was left out and that kept his character from being as deep as he could be. But, overall, I still liked him. The romance was light, but worked really well. I thought Lacey and Grant were great together, though after that ending I wonder how things will go for them. The plot was steadily paced. This author really does a great job of drawing the reader into the story with the captivating language and richly emotional world she creates, so that made sure I was kept engaged all the way through. I really liked the story and the ending has me curious to find out what happens next. I Wish was a lovely YA read that I really enjoyed. With its realistically drawn characters and deep emotions, this book was definitely great. YA lovers, this is a book worth checking out. *I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review