The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar

The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar

Publisher: Dial (March 21, 2013)

Format: Kindle Edition

Reviewed By: Judith

Score: 8/10

You know what paranormal entity we have not yet read about, folks? Yes! You are so right! Genies. Let’s all take a deep breath and admit the three basic truths about Genies that we know already: 1. They’re awesome. 2. They grant you three wishes but something stupid always happens where they take what you wish for way too literally or for example when you say to your little sister, “God, I wish you’d be quiet and let me think!” they use that as one of the three 3. There are not nearly enough (read: none at all) books written about the coolness that is Genies. Here’s one that was cute and well written. And we don’t ask for a whole lot more than that around here.

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Humanless by Teodora Kostova

Humanless, by Teodora Kostova

Publisher: Self Published

Format: Kindle edition

Reviewed by: Melissa

Plot: 18-year-old Ava, a university student in London from a wealthy family, becomes of great interest to ancient and powerful greek gods. Hera, wife of Zeus, discovers in a prophecy that this girl could be her figurative undoing, and sends her son Ares, the god of war, to kill Ava. Only Ares had no intention of completing his mission, especially when he falls in love with her…

Here be some minor spoilers! Just to forewarn y’all.

Review: I’ve loved greek mythology since I was a kid. Two of my favorite tales are of Eros and Psyche and Orpheus and Eurydice. There’s great tragedy in the stories of the greek gods and their interactions with mortals, as well as great love and sacrifice. It was cool to read up on the doings of the gods and how they might fit in to our modern world.

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