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Eden's Wish

(Eden of the Lamp #1)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  219 ratings  ·  66 reviews
All twelve years of Eden's life have been spent in an antique oil lamp. She lives like a princess inside her tiny, luxurious home; but to Eden, the lamp is nothing but a prison. She hates being a genie. All she wants, more than anything, is freedom.

When Eden finds a gateway to Earth within the lamp, she takes her chance and enters the world she loves. And this time, she wo
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published September 1st 2015 by Disney-Hyperion
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M. Crowl Hi! I'm sorry, I just saw this question!

Hmm...I don't know of any, but if you're interested in the TV show, I know that Barbara Eden (who played Jean…more
Hi! I'm sorry, I just saw this question!

Hmm...I don't know of any, but if you're interested in the TV show, I know that Barbara Eden (who played Jeannie) wrote a memoir a few years ago called Jeannie Out of the Bottle.

Hope that helps!(less)

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Cristina Monica
Dec 09, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: middle-grade
I had high hopes for this one. In fact, I was a hundred percent sure I would enjoy it immensely.

But I didn’t. I mean, it was alright, but definitely not memorable in any possible way.

I’ve read stories about genies before. One of my favourites is THE FORBIDDEN WISH, which is a retelling of Aladdin from the Genie’s point of view.

But this was really, really young. I adore middle grade books, I really do, but only if there’s dept to them. And I believe any story, whatever the audience it was writte
Dec 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: librarybooks
Eden is a young genie tired of being a genie and being a prisoner of the lamp. She wishes for freedom. Tired of it all, Eden makes her escape out of the lamp only to be hounded by some evil people. Will she be able to survive? Read on and find out for yourself.

This was a pretty good read and the first book of a duology. If you like genie stories, be sure to check this book out at your local library and wherever books are sold.
Michelle (In Libris Veritas)
Sep 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Eden’s Wish deals with a genie who knows there is so much more to life then spending endless years trapped in a lamp with only the briefest of glimpses of life outside. The adventure we accompany Eden on is heartfelt, exciting, and more than a little cute.

Eden’s Wish reminds me of why I love Middle Grade novels so much. We are really treated to an adventure where friendships are made, feelings are truly explored, and hope is prevalent even in the darkest moments. A good Middle Grade novel is one
M. Crowl
Apr 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I loved writing this book, and being able to share it with all of you is a dream come true. Thanks for reading!
Oct 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Eden longs with all her heart to live on earth like mortals do, but she is a genie and must remain with her lamp. At least that's what she has always been told by her masters, Xavier and Goldie. But when she discovers a way out of the lamp, she's thrilled with the chance to experience earth for more than just a few moments. But she quickly discovers that all is not as it seems, and there is a secret organization who will do just about anything to get their hands on the power of the lamp. Crowl h ...more
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fantasy, adventure and all ages to read
Recommended to Julie by: Goodreads Giveaway
I loved it. It is the cutest genie story I've ever read! A beautiful little 12 year old genie named Eden who can grant 3 wishes to anyone who rubs the lamp she lives in. Eden lives in the lamp with Xavier and Goldie who teach her about the world outside the lamp, about humans and the importance of being a good genie. The only problem is Eden does not want to be a genie and wants to live on earth like a human. She expresses her concern with Xavier and Golden, but they tell her there is no way it ...more
May 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s

I loved Xavier; he is amazing. He knows essentially everything, is highly intelligent, and sings show-tunes with perfect pitch at 7:30 on the dot every morning.

I found the way that the author developed the world of the genies to be interesting and unique; I definitely wanted to keep reading for more.

I thought the main character's opinions changed very quickly at some points, but she was also only 12 1/2, so it could be considered accurate to her character.

I do, slightly, wish that it had end
Sara Canny
May 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was originally reviewed on Sara's Books and Things

I really loved this book. Eden is such cute heroine. She's extremely book smart but because of her unusual upbringing she's quite naive. Throughout the book she struggles to accept who and what she is, making this a charming growing up tale with a magical twist.

I also really liked the villain of the book Sylvana, and the entire power struggle surrounding the lamp. The loyalists vs. Sylvana's crew, both extremely powerful in their own
May 18, 2015 rated it liked it
Eden doesn’t enjoy being a genie, this great and amazing honour she supposedly has… well the endless years of granting wishes to human’s isn’t appealing. She’s 12 now and already she can’t wait to escape that prison.

The book is a quick read and an enjoyable one. As a reader you’re sympathetic to Eden’s plight. She wants to experience this amazing world she’s being taught about, yet the only time she she’s it is in the brief moments when she’s granting wishes so of course when she finds a way to
Tierra Teague
Jun 21, 2018 rated it liked it
If you're looking for a different kind of fantasy book, I suggest you read Eden's Wish by M. Tara Crowl. The story was mainly about a young genie named Eden. Eden always felt like she didn't really belong in the lamp with the masters, Xavier and Goldie. She disliked being a genie, and craved freedom. Every time she was summoned, Eden would take as much time as she good to look outside and the big, blazing sun, or the big, milky moon. She finds out that Xavier and Goldie have lied to her her whol ...more
Debbie Tanner
I just read an advanced readers copy of this one and wow, was it fun! Eden is a 12 year old genie just at the beginning of her genie career. Genies are supposed to grant 999 wishes and their last wish is their own. She lives in a bottle that is beautifully appointed and has two kind but strict guardians who take excellent care of her, but Eden craves sunshine and oceans and people. She finds a sneaky way out of the bottle and finds that living on earth is everything she's hoped as well as everyt ...more
Jun 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Love, love, love this book! Probably the best book I've read this summer. Well written, fast-paced, mysterious, magical. Awesome characters. The only problem is the cliff-hanger ending! I hope she writes the second book soon! Definitely going to read this one aloud to my class.

Thanks Netgalley for the ARC! :)
Joy Lane
fans of The Tail of Emily Windsnap will want to read this. Book 2 is out in September.
Sharon Tyler
Jul 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Eden's Wish is the first book in the Eden of the Lamp series by M. Tara Crowl. All twelve years of Eden's life have been spent in an antique oil lamp. She lives like a princess inside her tiny, luxurious home; but to Eden, the lamp is nothing but a prison. She hates being a genie. All she wants, more than anything, is freedom. When Eden finds a gateway to Earth within the lamp, she takes her chance and enters the world she loves. And this time, she won't be sent back after three wishes. Posing a ...more
Selah Miller
Oct 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I remember back to 4th grade, where our math teacher had this kind of point system, where if you got a certain number of points by the end of the year, you got a prize. Most kids had forgotton about it, so the points by the end of the year were the only thing kids cared about, so that they could make up for not getting many throughout the year. At twenty points, you got to keep a book of your choice that she had available. I got nineteen points. I was practically fuming, as I had seen this book ...more
Oct 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
What if there really were a magic lamp with a genie? And what if that genie really wanted to be a normal twelve-year-old girl? Add these two questions together and you’ll end up with M. Tara Crowl’s Eden’s Wish, a delightful story for middle-grade readers that’s got just enough bite to entice, just enough logic to satisfy, and just enough imagination to be entirely new and different.

The plot thickens quickly when rebellious young Eden begins to learn the secrets of the lamp. Meanwhile young read
Lenni Jones
Oct 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
It’s always a pleasant surprise when I read a book and enjoy more than I thought I would. Eden’s Wish was REALLY fun, starting on page 1. Even though my copy is signed twice, I wouldn’t sell it. Eden’s Wish was just a great story about a girl who knows in her heart what is right for her, but is told that that’s not her path.

I loved how most of the book centered around Eden, but you could read about how her escape effected the rest of the characters in certain chapters. I loved how all the things
Dayanara Ryelle
Jun 22, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
One of my many peeves is when the author violates their own rules in the course of the story.

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Jun 11, 2020 rated it did not like it
The book is okay but I had known the writer while she was in New York. She was horribly racist. I was sad to see that as I thought she was a good person being in church and all. Anyway, I hope she’s a better human being now. Being a leader and being racist is sad, she didn’t deserve the kind of limelight which she enjoyed by ignoring and being rude to girls who were not like her, ie blonde, blue eyed etc. A lot of them looked up to her.
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it; so cute and super fast paced.
Oct 09, 2017 rated it liked it
I honesty can say I stopped reading it but it seems like a nice book.
Charlotte Bennardo
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you were a genie, what would YOU wish for? And what would you do to get it?
Mar 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-read
My daughter was reading this book and loved it so I read it also to see what she was reading. Fun story.
Hayden Barnett
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such a good book for Pepole who love spin offs of fariy tales
Declan Houpt
Jan 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Jaina Rose
Sep 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
This review is also available on my blog, Read Till Dawn. From now until the end of the month you can also enter to win a copy of both this book and its sequel at the review link above.

I may, on the surface, be a little old for Eden's Wish. According to the information sheet I got from the author, it's targeted toward kids aged nine through twelve; I'm seventeen, five years above the highest age suggestion. But I still loved reading Eden's Wish, perhaps partly because of its target age. You see,
Mar 07, 2017 rated it liked it
This was ok. I liked the premise. It think some of the heavy themes could either be lost on the target age or leave them with what may seem as simple solutions.
Aug 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: j-books
Eden’s Wish
M. Tara Crowl
Eden of the Lamp

Review: Eden is a genie in a very long line of genies that span throughout history. Many of them have even helped famous people throughout our history, such as, kings and artists. Unfortunately, Eden does not want to be a genie. Instead she just wants to be an ordinary girl who gets to live on earth under the sun and moon. Well, when she escapes from the lamp and gets her wish she realizes that the earth is great but evil lurks among the humans. Now
Debby Vandersande
Aug 13, 2015 rated it liked it
I almost gave up on this book at the beginning. (I'm glad I didn't, but I'll explain that later.)

The introductory chapter introduces a genie named Eden as a cliche, beautiful blonde girl who is reckless and ditzy and mean. The human she is granting for is greedy and just plain dumb. But, somehow, we are supposed to feel sympathetic to both characters. The scene is supposed to be funny, but the humor doesn't work, either.

In the following chapters, we learn that Eden is angry because she is forced
Just Commonly
Aug 14, 2015 rated it liked it
A beautiful little girl that's a genie! What a great start for a children's novel? That is the case with "Eden's Wish" by M. Tara Crowl from Disney-Hyperion Books. Eden is a 12 years-old genie, from a long line of genies that inhabited the infamous lamp. Two guardians, Xavier and Goldie oversees the education and welfare of Eden. She lives a life like a little princess, in what Xavier and Goldie claims "like paradise". However, for Eden, the world outside on Earth is what pulls at her heart. As ...more
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M. Tara Crowl is the author of EDEN’S WISH and EDEN'S ESCAPE, released by Disney-Hyperion in 2015 and 2016. She has loved reading and writing stories since her childhood in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She studied Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California and worked in Hollywood after graduation, but then moved to Sydney, Australia for a Master’s program in writing at Macquarie Universit ...more

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