Wishing for You

Wishing for You

by Elizabeth Langston

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ISBN-13: 9780996737302
Publisher: FictionETC Press
Publication date: 10/13/2015
Series: I Wish , #2
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

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Wishing for You 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Kimberly had cancer when she was young and had short term memory loss. Kimberly needed her mom’s help in almost everything she did. Now she is close to graduating HS. Grant comes to Kimberly and tells her he is a genie and he can grant her thirty wishes - one a day. Sean is a good friend of Kimberly’s and her ballroom dancing partner and he is also battling cancer but he is losing the battle. Grant helps Kimberly learn to cook , walk to town, and teaches her photography among other things she needs to know. Grant also helps Kimberly help Sean through his final month. Then her parents divorce and Grant is there for Kimberly. Lacey is Kimberly’s best friend and Grant’s ex girlfriend but it is so worth watching him help Kimberly as grant helps her. Grant was in a pocket watch Lexi gave Kimberly for Christmas. This was a really such a great story.It showed a lot about the love you can have for a friend, about personal strength and kindness,and it showed the disability Kimberly had to work around to find some independence in her life. It made me cry at times but that is a tribute to the author as far as I am concerned to be able to reach through a story with their words and make you feel strong emotion. I loved Kimberly’s character and how she was a caring kind young woman. I loved the other characters also and all the ins and outs they all went through including Kimberly. I highly recommend. I received an ARC of this story for an honest review.
ReesesSH More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth Langston does it again with Wishing for You the amazing sequel to I Wish. Wishing for You definitely doesn’t suffer from the curse of the second book. I honestly cried for hours while reading this book. The whole story was just so moving and devastating and beautiful I couldn’t help the emotions coming out of me. Okay so if you’ve read the first book then you know Kimmie already. She is Lacey’s best friend who we were introduced to in book one. This book should not be read as a stand-alone. Anyway, Kimmie had cancer and it’s messed with her long-term memory. Lacy gives Kimmie her genie Grant a yummilicious hunk of a Genie who grants thirty wishes (one for every day of the month). Anyway Grant’s job is to help Kimmie in any way humanly possibly. While this seems like an easy job since all Kimmie wants it to be normal she has Grant teach her how to be more independent. Then Kimmie’s friend gets sick and the whole story goes around the two friends and Kimmie trying to make their way through his final days and through Kimmies disability. I honestly enjoyed Wishing for You, not as much as I Wish, but still really enjoyed. I liked Kimmie, I thought she gained a lot from her experience with Grant and she learned more about making her own decisions. She definitely had a harder time with things because of her disability, but she got there. I had a little trouble liking her at times, just because she came across as so spoiled, which she was, but also really oblivious to certain things that became pretty obvious to anyone but her. Grant learned a lot and while I am super-duper sad he and Lacey aren’t getting back together, which is so totally what I was hoping for…I liked reading about his life once again. I also love how Ms. Langston writes in bits of romance, but the whole story is never about that. It’s always more about self-discovery and that’s really refreshing. There is a certain realism to her books that will pull at the heart strings. Seriously peeps you need this book in your life. It’s completely fabulous and heartbreaking and will leave you wanting more. I definitely am looking forward to their being a book three.
Book_Bite_Reviews More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutely amazing! I was worried this series would have the dreaded book two slump, but I honestly enjoyed this one dramatically more than the first. It was so fascinating to learn what Kimberley actually goes through everyday and it was even more heartbreaking to get to the end of this book. I don't want to say much more than that, because I don't want to spoil anything but just know that this book will bring you to tears. I cannot wait for book three to come out!
_staceykym_ More than 1 year ago
ARC kindly provided by FictionEtc Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Review ‘Wishing for You’ was an excellent sequel to the first novel ‘I Wish’; it was even better written than the last! If you haven’t read ‘I Wish’, please do! This time round, the story follows Kimberley and let me tell you she is one interesting character to read about. What I loved just as much in the previous novel as I did in this one is the novel confronts real life problems/issues: in this case it centres on disabilities and one more serious one: cancer. ‘Wishing for You’ was also a lot more intense due to the complexity and seriousness of these problems, which was also what made this novel so much better than the previous. P.S. be prepared to cry hard and blow your nose often in this novel. See full review at: https://staceykym.wordpress.com/2015/10/16/wishing-for-you-i-wish-2-by-elizabeth-langston/ 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!
Sandy5 More than 1 year ago
I really am enjoying this series as each novel is unique in its own way. I thought that the first novel in this series was more emotional and more romantically involved and this second novel focuses more on self-reliance. This second novel does carry some of the drama and storyline from the first novel along with it so I would suggest you read the first novel before reading this second one as I feel it would help with the stories flow. I didn’t feel as energized or emotionally charged as I did with the first novel but it was the characters that set this mood for me. Kimberley was the main character and she was used to having individuals control her life. I believe she used her disability as a handicap as she allowed others to do jobs that she could possibly attempt and succeed at and she didn’t state her opinions or make comments when she should have. It wasn’t until Grant showed up that she realized that she could take control of some aspects of her life. For 30 days, she had the privilege of having Grant, a genie, who she hoped could teach her how to be normal and I hoped she would finally find her voice in her life. There is confrontation as Kimberley tries to become independent and there are times where she is reluctant to embrace the freedom that is within her grasp. Her relationship with Sean was beyond words; his secret is safe with Kimberley as his confidential information is something she cannot forget. The relationship with Grant and Lacey is back and although they cross-paths, their past is not behind them. I liked the new twists with the beings and with Carmen on the scene she adds mystery and then other emotions as I started to understand her presence. I can’t wait to see what book #3 has to offer. I received a copy of this novel from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.