Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Iwishacana” as Want to Read:
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview


2.83  ·  Rating details ·  18 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Where rules are meant to be broken Anissa is constantly on the run from the police and can't seem to stay out of trouble. Secrets are meant to be kept Until Anissa hides Florence in her bedroom and her mother finds out. There's only one thing left to do: Send her to Juvenile Cop Camp to erase all of her crimes on her record. And everything is not what it seems There's only ...more
Published (first published August 12th 2011)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Iwishacana, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Iwishacana

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-33
Average rating 2.83  · 
Rating details
 ·  18 ratings  ·  15 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Iwishacana
Dec 21, 2011 rated it liked it
Iwishacana/Acanawishi – by Larissa Hinton

This is the first book I’ve read by Larissa Hinton, Iwishacana/Acanawishi has a unique plot which is always nice to read something out of the ordinary. The character descriptions were a bit lacking and there were times I was a bit confused but it didn’t stop me from reading on. If you enjoy fantasy novels this is a novel for you once I got into this novel I did enjoy it.

I really liked the idea of the world Larissa Hinton has created where you can just
Yuli Atta
Nov 13, 2016 rated it did not like it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Lis Carey
Sep 25, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: f-sf, fiction
I really wanted to like this book.

There's a city which is not quite of this world, called Iwishacana. In this city, wishes come true--if you want something you wish for it, and it appears. There are apparently some rules and restrictions, but it's not at all clear what they are. Eventually we learn that babies born in Iwishacana have a chip implanted in their brains, and this is key to how the wish system works. Anissa was not born in Iwishacana, but her mother was, and she has the ability to
Feb 12, 2012 rated it it was ok
Read the original and complete review at Word Spelunking

Actual Rating: 1.5 Stars
I was asked to review this book and agreed because it has a super unique title, a pretty cover and a very intriguing synopsis. Well, unfortunately these three things, no matter how shiny and interesting they are, can make up for the disappointing story and execution.

Normally, I’d add my brief summary here but honestly the book left me so confused and perplexed that I’m not entirely sure what it’s about. I suppose the
Anagha Uppal
Jan 19, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: posted
Originally posted on my blog:

Plot: I absolutely loved the action-packed beginning. It really pulled you in. But after that, I thought it was a bunch of random ideas put together very haphazardly. What immediately got me was wondering about the title. But I have to agree with Rachel, I had NO idea who the villain was going to be, but mainly because that character didn't even come in until the last few pages. Actually, you didn't really hear about anybody
Jan 01, 2012 rated it liked it
10 Things I Liked About Iwishacana/Acanawishi
1. The male lead (Florence) was hot and sarcastic, while at the same time sweet and caring.
2. Larissa's made up words were fun!
3. I still dont know how to pronounce Iwishacana/Acanawishi :D the mystery of it all!
4. It is not your typical female lead! REFRESHING
5. Parts of the book reminded me of Cadet Kelly the coolest disney channel movie ever!
6. Iwishacana was a fun new world! It was different and unique, and interesting to explore.
7. Romance
Nicole Rodriguez
Dec 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book had me from the start. It was such an interesting read and I honestly could not put the book down until I had finished. Iwishacana was like nothing else I have ever read and I loved it. It was so unique and different that I fell in love with the story and then the characters. I found myself smiling through the whole book and loving the two main characters in the story. If you are looking for a book that will have you on the edge of your seat and that you will want to finish reading it ...more
Jan 02, 2012 rated it it was ok
This book was so confusing! I don’t feel like the author explained anything as the story went along. Iwishacana is a world where you can just wish for things, but we never learn what kind of world is it? Anissa wasn’t born in Iwishacana, but how did she discover it? Also, the traveling between the two worlds sometimes weren’t very noticeable so it’ll take me a while to realize that they’re actually in Iwishacana instead of the normal world.

The juvenile camp thing was just plain silly. I don’t
Jessica Bronder
Jan 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Iwishacana is an alternate to our world that is powered by wishes. Basically what you wish for is yours. Anissa lives in both our world and Iwishacana. It seems that she is in trouble in Iwishacana, when the story starts, she is on the run from the police. She mentions that there are drawbacks to wishing but it is not very clear what.

Anissa escapes the police just to come home to get into a fight with her mother about getting into trouble all the time. Not listening to her mother, she goes to
Confusing, unpredictable, with the sort of out-of-this-world anything-goes feel of a later Robert Heinlein novel, Larissa Hinton’s Iwishicana/Acanawishi is set in a parallel world where wishes all too easily become reality. Teenager Anissa is able to live both there and in the real world, and there’s some kind of mystery in her past that makes this happen. Anissa is only too well aware of how relying on wishes might make Florence, who may or may not be her boyfriend, seem so self-centered and ...more
Hot Stuff Book Reviews

First of all, I want to thank the author for thinking of me to review her book. It's always a pleasure to discover a new story.

Unfortunately, my review is not very favourably. I really wanted to love this book because the idea is just fabulous and because there's potential. So, what's the probleme?

For a start, some parts of the story are just confusing. It's like the author rushed to give us the explanations but with parts missing that could have
Jan 26, 2012 rated it it was ok
Looking at this cover, I thought this book was going to be really good. Isn't the cover gorgeous? But I guess you really can't judge a book by it's cover. The story was lacking in so many ways and I just couldn't get into it.

In the beginning, the reader is dumped into the story with no explanation whatsoever. Even by the end, I still had no idea what Iwishacana really was and how they all had "wishes" and could go in between worlds. The idea for another dimension where people on earth could go
Jan 14, 2012 rated it it was ok
Iwishicana/Acanawishi is a self published novel by Larissa Hinton. She contacted me and asked me to review her book. I think the concept is really cool. Iwishicana is a world where wishes come true.

I really wanted to like this book. However there was very little world building and as a result there were a lot of things about the book that I didn't really understand. I think knowing more about this world, the world that Anissa lived in, and how Iwishicana came to be would have made this novel
Jan 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
This great fantasy novel leaves you wanting to know more every time you turn the page. The story line is so unique and thats a rare thing to come across these days, it was really refreshing to read something other then the norm.
Sadly the characterization was quite flaky I felt I couldnt get to know the characters very well, along with this I noticed some grammar errors, whilst were not all perfect and we all make mistakes, this actually can put me off. I also felt there could have been more
Dec 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
If your looking for fantasy Iwishacana is for you. What's so refreshing about this story is its originality and these day's it's certainly hard to come by. Larissa took me into this fast paste story where your wishes come true at the simple thought. It dared me to imagine a world of endless possibilities and it didn't disappoint. A guilty pleasure and a good read.
Rachel V.
rated it liked it
Jan 18, 2012
Larissa Hinton
Nov 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
David Hoyt
rated it it was ok
Sep 26, 2012
Tabitha Swoonk
marked it as to-read
Aug 19, 2011
marked it as to-read
Sep 06, 2011
marked it as to-read
Sep 18, 2011
1000 +
marked it as to-read
Nov 06, 2011
Zia Marie
marked it as to-read
Dec 21, 2011
marked it as to-read
Dec 22, 2011
Charlotte Phillips
marked it as to-read
Dec 31, 2011
marked it as to-read
Jan 02, 2012
Sandra "Jeanz"
marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2012
Jade Inks
marked it as to-read
Jan 07, 2012
marked it as to-read
Jan 21, 2012
Zakiya LadyWings
marked it as to-read
Apr 02, 2012
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Beta Reader Group: Beta-Read for YA Fantasy Novel 4 14 Jul 17, 2015 12:11PM  
The young adult fantasy and paranormal romance author, Larissa Hinton, grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia and Chesapeake, Virginia. She now lives in northern Virginia, but she always looks forward to going back to the sweet smell of the salty ocean.

Larissa Hinton is currently author of Everblossom: A Short Story and poetry Anthology. However, be on the lookout for Angel Diaries (a paranormal
No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »