The Wish Granter
“In the stories, wishes always comes with a price.” The prince squared his shoulders as if braced for a blow.
“Everything comes with a price.” Teague stepped closer. “But I’m all that stands between your sister and death. Is there a price you wouldn’t pay for her life?”
It would be doing a disservice not to explain that this book is a standalone within a series of standalone novels - all of which are fairy tale retellings. They are set in adjoining kingdoms with the possibility of characters fro ...more
The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine
Book Two of the Ravenspire series
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: February 14, 2017
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from Edelweiss
Summary (from Goodreads):
An epic fantasy inspired by the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale, about a bastard princess who must take on an evil fae to save her brother’s soul, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Shadow Queen.
The world has turned upside down for Thad and Ari Glavan, ...more
“Teague would destroy her if he caught her trying to ruin him.
She had to do it anyway.”
This was a YA fantasy retelling of Rumpelstiltskin.
I liked Ari in this, and I liked the fact that she had ‘generous curves’ and ate like a real person. She was also brave and kind, and I liked how she wasn’t bothered about titles, and treated everybody the same no matter if they were nobles or servants.
The storyline ...more
Love love loved Ari and Sebastian. She’s sassy and calculating and loves pie. He’s quiet and loyal and claims to be able to live without pie. Together they’re adorable. She gets him to open up and he gets her to plan before she acts. I absolutely loved every scene of them together.
Plot wise, I was captivated from the start. I loved how crafty Rumpelstiltskin was and how Ari and Sebastian get things worked out is perfection. ...more
As soon as I saw mention of a Rumpelstiltskin retelling, I knew I had to read this. Alistair Teague was exactly the conniving, cruel, vengeful character that I hoped he would be. While also being The Wish Granter, he's also somewhat of a drug lord in the kingdom of Súndraille, and no one dares to defy him. That is, until Ari Glavan.
Fooled into a wish, Ari's brother, Thad, is the new ruler of Súndrai ...more
Warning: Possible spoilers below.
I wanted to like this book so much more than I did. I absolutely love fairy tales and retellings, but this one just wasn't for me. Maybe part of me was biased going into it (I decided to read it more because I liked the first book in the series than because I was actually interested based on the summary).
The Wish Granter is a retelling of Rumpelstiltskin. Thad and Ari Glavan are the bastard twins of the king of Súndraille and upon the bir ...more
This was a pretty good take on the Brothers Grimm Fairytale Rumplestiltskin. Whenever I read of Alastair Teague's character, ...more
Ari: Learning how to put a man's eye out or take him down at the knees. Very romantic stuff, Thad. Very romantic. Oh, and we also hid a body together, so we're practically engaged."
I AM SO HAPPY THAT I READ THIS BOOK.
I LOVE THIS BOOK.
I LOVE C.J.
Now The Wish Granter is a standalone in a series where each book is a standalone... But I am not disappointed at alllllll. Like I said earlier, I ...more
My favorite thing about this book is Ari's love for eating. She's so passionate about it and so I am. Just... she's A M A Z I N G!
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Ok well ....
I liked a lot of things about this book. The MC is awesome, the characters are interesting and somewhat complex, there is magic and its a freaking Rumpelstiltskin retelling which is awesome!
But ... I did not really enjoy this book ...
AND I DONT KNOW WHY?
So I'm going to think about this before I review.
I've read The Wish Granter quite recently and it was a fun, if not very original read.
It's a retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin fairytale, but since I'm not familiar with the original tale, I can't comment on how accurate was the adaptation.
Princess Ari never wanted her position in court and doesn't give a damn what people think of her. She and her brother are bastard children of the king, and their lives are in danger because of it. In an act of desperation her brother makes a deal with th ...more
Thad and Ari are the bastard children of the King. When their mother is murdered and the royal family are mysteriously killed, Thad finds himself the new King. Ari has never wanted to be royalty, but then Thad begins training her to take his place on the throne. Ari realizes that the Wish Granter, Alistair Teague, is responsible for Thad becoming the King. As time goes on, Ar ...more
The ending was definitely the best part of the story :D
Quite an entertaining read, but (view spoiler)[damn, this girl could have ruined seven kingdoms just to save one person (not to mention all the people that did get hurt, and I'm not talking about the ones she knew and felt bad for). Not her best move, not my favourite Ari in the book world :| (hide spoiler)]
Other than this, Ari was a lovely, fleshed-out character and she wasn't taking no for an answer. The romance was also swe ...more
Totally did not expect to love this book as much as I did, and for it to become my new favorite C.J. Redwine book - and ship! I'm always a sucker for fairy tale retellings, and The Wish Granter had me invested from beginning to end. The best part was it's characters, Ari and Sebastian, two beautiful souls who found each other at the perfect time. Their romance gave me all the butterflies!
I finally have time to read! I liked this book more than I thought I would and that's really great! And let us not forget how the cover is charming! I'm never bored of reading books and tales about faeries, they interest me so much. After I finished this book and saw the reviews I realized that this book is actually a retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin's tale... I have to read it.
The characters in this book were adorable, even the wish granter. I liked the way his feelings and cruelty showed ...more
THIS BOOK IS FOR ALL RUMPELSTILTSKIN FANS !!
Full review: https://thebookishword.wordpress.com/...
A villain story, a proper villain story, with no redemption arc, featuring a villain so villainous you feel the villainy in your bones, a story in which heroes are beaten down and evil wins again and again, now that sounds rather delicious.
And it was.
The Wish Granter surprised me so many times:
- It surprised me when it began with the villain's point of view.
- When it continued to have him front and center.
- When I figured out that, no, he would not be the love interest and no, he won't be joini ...more
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C.J. Redwine loves fairy tales, Harry Potter, and going to the movies. If the novel writing gig ever falls through, she’ll join the Avengers and wear a cape to work every day. To learn more about C.J., visit her website at www.cjredwine.com
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Ari: ”Learning how to put a man's eye out or take him down at the knees. Very romantic stuff, Thad. Very romantic. Oh, and we also hid a body together, so we're practically engaged.”