Saturday, August 1, 2015

Wish For Me by A. Star - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

Book & Author details:

Wish for Me by A. Star
(The Djinn Order #1)
Publication date: April 27th 2015
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Steampunk

Three wishes. Two lovers. One destiny.
When the snarky Glory St. Pierre discovers the gold mechanical vase in her deceased grandmother’s basement, she has no idea that she has uncovered a priceless treasure: a genie lamp. With a real genie inside. A very sexy genie with a not-so-sexy grudge against the entire human race.
Irving Amir hates being called a genie. He’s a Djinn, and he is none too happy to be in the service of Glory, who is as intolerable, and beautiful, as humans come. Now he owes her his gratitude for freeing him and three wishes. Damn his luck.
But an arrow through the shoulder alerts Irving to the fact that he is being hunted, and after a truce dinner with Glory ends with them both almost being killed, hating each other goes right out the window. As feelings change and love starts to develop, they must dig through the secrets and lies to find the truth…a truth neither of them will ever see coming.
WARNING: Not suitable for ages 18 and under. A significant source of bad language, sexy times, and dirty jokes. If you suffer from a lack of a sense of humor, take with plenty of wine. If the symptom persists, see a doctor.


My Review
When I read the synopsis for Wish For Me, I was definitely intrigued. I've always been fascinated by djinn, and very rarely do I read stories about them. I will admit I'm not a huge fan of steampunk, but after finishing the story, I was pleasantly surprised by how good it was, and I am definitely looking forward to the sequel.

Glory, the main character, is a bit sarcastic, but likeable. She's your typical college-age young woman...until she finds a very strange vase. Upon opening said vase, she releases a genie named Irving. And that's when things get crazy.

Irving isn't exactly a very nice guy at first. And by nice, I mean he finds Glory to be a pain in the ass, and he tends to be both attracted to her and frustrated by her.

Pros: Unique plot, likeable characters who are fleshed out, a gripping storyline that hooks you and keeps you on the edge of your seat, a love/hate relationship, and fascinating settings. Especially Irving's realm aka the place he calls home.

Cons: I was a little confused near the end when it came to a setting. I discussed it with my boyfriend, and he suggested that I was just misinterpreting what I was reading. That could be true, but I'm still a little unsure about it. I can't really think of any other cons, except that I wish book two were out now so I could read it.

I loved the twists that were thrown in throughout the book. Definitely kept me on my toes, and made me eager to fly through the book and see what direction it was going in. Wish For me is a really, really good book.

If you like magic, romance, suspense, and sarcastic humor & snark, and sexy times, then you should get yourself a copy of the book. Overall, I give it a solid 4 stars.

A. Star is a fan of dirty passion. She loves to read it, and she damn sure loves to write it. She is the author of the Mythos: Gods & Lovers series, the Djinn Order series, and the Knights of the Joust series. She is a night-owl and a coffee junkie, and the only sneaker she would be caught dead wearing are Converses.

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