Saving wishes (book one in the wishes series) by G J Walker Smith Review!!!
For Charli Blake, being seventeen is a tough gig. She's been branded a troublemaker, her reputation is in tatters and she's stuck in Pipers Cove, a speck of a town on the coast of Tasmania. Thankfully, it's temporary. Her lifelong dream of travelling the world is just months away from becoming reality. All she has to do is ride out the last few months of high school, which is easier said than done thanks to a trio of mean girls known as The Beautifuls. When Adam Décarie arrives in town, all the way from New York, life takes an unexpected turn. His arrival sets off a chain of events that alters her life forever, convincing her of one thing. Fate brought him to her. Saving Wishes is the story of a girl who doesn't quite fit the life she's living, and the boy who helps her realise why.
I'm going to start this review by issuing a warning...This is one of the most addictive things that i've ever read....so unless you have unlimited time for the next week or two, i'd approach with caution! Walker Smith has created something with more magic and intrigue than Harry Potter and three leads that i defy you not to fall in love with! Between the obvious Adam and Charli romance and the adorable dynamic that she has with Alex (AKA the person who helped her believe in magic and co-creator of the fabulous La-La-Land) your in for an emotional journey of self discovery and a voyage to a place where magic and fairy tales are as much a part of every day life as oxygen and water. In the beginning my inner teenage self could definitely relate to Charli's desire to runaway from the small town she grew up in but as the story went on i found myself wishing she'd stay and learn to accept and appreciate the people around her. There was only really one character that i actively disliked and couldn't understand and that was Nicole. Everything about her annoyed me from the start...trust me you'll all agree later
On the whole, this book and series (because i find it impossible to judge this remotely fairly as a single novel) are amazing, magical, beautiful, charming and above all WELL WRITTEN! a thorough triumph!
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