Wish – book review

Wish by Alexandra Bullen

Wish by Alexandra Bullen is a beautiful story of love, tragedy and magic.

Broken-hearted and grieving after her twin sister’s death, Olivia has never felt more alone. Violet has always been the outgoing sister, and now Olivia finds the whole idea of making new friends daunting. Tension rises at home for Olivia as well. Her parents struggle to cope with the loss of one of their daughters and just being around where Violet used to be is painfully hard, let alone living in a world where Violet is no longer there. Olivia’s life starts to spiral out of control…

Nothing can change the fact that Violet is gone… That is, until a mysterious and beautiful gown arrives at Olivia’s doorstep. This dress doesn’t just look magical, it is magical. It has the power to grant Olivia one wish – and the only thing Olivia wants is her sister back.

Once Violet is back at Olivia’s side, both girls get a second chance at life. The sisters then realise they have two more dresses – two more wishes. But magic can’t solve everything, and Olivia is forced to learn to love, laugh and live again. Wish poses the question: if you could have anything, what would you wish for?

I actually really enjoyed reading Wish. At first, I was a little put off by the cover. Yes, the cover is really pretty, but it made me wonder is this book was going to be just a girly, glittery type book. Because of that, I expected the story to be more like a fairy-tale. However, I found myself really like reading this book. It was a really sweet, cute read. I was never bored and I was constantly guessing what was going to happen. I loved the characters in this book, especially Olivia. Being the main character, I naturally felt connected to her. As the story progressed, I got to know her a lot better and learnt more about her past. At the beginning of the book, I knew Olivia’s sister was dead, however I didn’t really know how she died. I found out later on in the book, but I would have liked that cleared up at the start. I also loved reading about Violet, Olivia’s sister. I could see that Violet and Olivia were pretty different to one another, however I loved Violet’s attitude to everything and she was a very opinionated person who I enjoyed reading about. Wish was a really delightful book which I enjoyed reading. I’d give Wish by Alexandra Bullen a score of 8 out of 10. If you’re looking for a sweet and pleasurable read, Wish is the perfect book for you.

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