“There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.” –Oscar Wilde
Julia is a goal-oriented up-and-coming news reporter, but her career ambition is not working out as planned because there’s always some newbie that gets ahead of her. Imagine what it would be like to get one thing that you wanted. Then she meets a coin vendor selling wishing coins. A coin that grants wishes? Cool!
“Remember that now looks like a gift may very well soon turn into a curse.” Intrigue!
But what harm could a couple of wishes do? It’s nice to get what you want, but then there’s that whole “be careful what you wish for” thing. But Julia tries to be smart about, wording her wishes carefully so as not to accidentally kill someone.
But then the power becomes addicting. What started off as simple wishing soon gets out of control, especially when interfering with people’s lives.
This book is relatable and hits that yearning spot in all of us. Although Julia eventually comes to the realization that you can’t get what you want by wishing it, I wish she would’ve made more wishes before coming to the conclusion. Her story was just too short.
Still this was a quick, easy, and witty read!
My rating: 4 stars