One Wish Away

One Wish Away

by Kelley Lynn

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ISBN-13: 9781619637764
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 11/24/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 250
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Eventually the day came when the voices in Kelley Lynn's head were more insistent then her engineering professor's. Instead of turning to her Thermodynamics book, Kelley brought up a blank page on her computer screen and started to write. Since that day a year ago, Kelley has completed five manuscripts and another published by Sapphire Star Publishing in March 2013. She has created a blog, titled in her name, which receives close to 4,000 views per month and is a member of the Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators.
Eventually the day came when the voices in Kelley Lynn's head were more insistent then her engineering professor's. So instead of turning to her Thermodynamics book, Kelley brought up a blank page on her computer screen and wrote. Somewhere along the way she became a Young Adult author.

Kelley was born and raised a Midwestern girl. She fills her free time with softball, soccer and volleyball. (Though you probably don't want her on your volleyball team.) She occasionally makes guest appearances as a female vocalist for area bands.

ROAD TO SOMEWHERE is Kelley's second published book. FRACTION OF STONE, a YA Fantasy, was published in March 2013 (Sapphire Star Publishing). You can find Kelley hanging out at her blog, titled in her name, and her Facebook author page. She loves to receive reactions to her work, Kelley is a member of the Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators.

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One Wish Away 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
JABennett More than 1 year ago
What would happen if stars really could become wishes? Would you cure world hunger? Poverty? Buy yourself a new outfit? That's exactly what Kelley Lynn explores in beautiful novel about sacrifice, courage, and what really makes the world a better place. Spot on writing, wonderful tale, and something that left me wanting more. One Wish Away kept me hooked through each new page and each new wish. If only I had half the creativity Kelley does. Amazing story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lyra, named after the constellation, is constantly watching the stars, talking to them, asking them advice, confiding in them. One night while gazing at them through her telescope she realizes one star is missing. When she brings up the subject to her father and aunt, both of whom work at SEAD (Space Exploration and Discovery) they brush off her comments and refuse to give her answers as to what could have happened.  After some eavesdropping and quite a bit of snooping Lyra, along with the help of her best friend Darrren discover her father is behind the missing star and that he is working on a top secret government experiment that will change the world as we know it.  The only problem is are they changing it for better or for worse? I don't even know what to say about this book, I had such high hopes for it but it was a complete let down. I didn't like the characters or the story line and I found myself shaking my head at the 'plot'.  I feel like it had such potential but it was just a giant train wreck.  The more I read the less believable the story got and the less interesting the characters became. To top it all off it ended with a cliff hanger and there is no way I can read any follow up books.  Sad to say but if I could wish on a star and have it come true I'd wish I wouldn't have wasted my time on this book.  Until next time,  Ginger  In compliance with FTC guidelines I am disclosing that this book was given to me for free to review.  My review is my honest opinion.
Lisa-LostInLiterature More than 1 year ago
Seriously, just look at this cover. So adorable, right?! I saw this book and instantly marked it as to-read. I knew this was a book I had to get to know a little bit better. I read Kelley Lynn’s prior YA book, Road to Somewhere, which I really enjoyed. As we all know, I’m a HUGE road trip fan, so that book was a given. This book, however, was a tad out of my comfort zone, but I decided to open up my mind and give it a chance. Lyra has always loved space. She decides to weasel her way into a summer internship at her father’s place of business, Space Exploration and Discovery, where she causes nothing but trouble! There’s a lot of stargazing, astrological facts and wish-making. (I love all things stars!!) There’s also somewhat of a romance involved in this story, though it was one that I felt was a little forced. Lyra and Darren were best friends for quite a while, yet all of a sudden they were something more. I was happy to see their relationship progress (since I’m all for friends-turn-lovers relationships), it just seemed like one day they were friends, the next they were more, with no build-up whatsoever. Now, anyone who knows me knows I’m not a huge sci-fi fan. For some reason, my mind just can’t wrap about the different theories and worlds sci-fi books often encompass. This being a contemporary with just a slight science fiction twist, however, made this book one I was willing to give a read. I did like most of this book, though honestly I could have done without a lot of the sci-fi-ness. It may sound like I didn’t enjoy this story, but that’s not true. I did have a few issues with it, but overall it was entertaining. Before going into this story though, you need to understand that the story, itself, is rather far-fetched. You need to dispose of all realistic notions surrounding this story and go into it knowing this could NEVER happen. (At least, in my humble opinion.) If you do that and decide that it’s still worth a read, I think you will end up enjoying this book like I did. If you enjoy stargazing or simply just making wishes, you may find yourself enjoying this one as well.
Archaeolibrarian More than 1 year ago
I received this book from YA Bound Books Tours and NetGalley as part of the blog tour in return for a fair and honest review. This book has a unique (as far as I know) concept in that scientists have figured out the way to harness the energy from stars into actually making wishes come true. The name for this project is the Cricket Project ie Jiminy Cricket from Pinocchio. It is a slow burner that builds up and tries to incorporate a lot of different elements into it - high school, romance, sci-fi, government plots, time alteration to name just some. Because of this, it can be quite jumpy as it flits from one aspect to another. There were also some aspects of it that just seemed completely unbelievable - and that's if you turn a blind eye to the actual star part of it. For example, a 16-year-old that thinks it is perfectly acceptable to go sneaking into a government building by stealing her dad's pass-card. And then nothing happens once she is caught except that she is offered a job! An interesting concept with a twist but just not right for me. I liked it but I won't be going any further with the series.