#BookReview: I Wish For You by Camilla Isley

Reviewer: Christy

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

i wish for youSummary:

If all your wishes could suddenly come true, what would you do?

A year ago when the love of her life dumped her for no apparent reason, Ally thought she had hit rock bottom. But now that she has seen him with another woman, and one she knows only too well, her life seems to have reached a whole new level of low.

Yet, when she stumbles across an ancient object infused with magical powers and a stranger with a dark past appears out of nowhere promising to grant all her wishes, she finds herself hoping again.
Suddenly Ally’s life is turned upside down; she has a mystery to solve, a rival to beat, a millenarian curse to break, and well, she wants to have some fun playing with her new “gifts”…

But can she wish her way to happily ever after?


Ally is at the bottom of the barrel of life.  

She’s determined to get the man back that broke her heart over a year ago. James has moved on and is now dating Ally’s spiteful co-worker (whom she can’t stand). Yet somehow, she just can’t seem to shake the idea of life without him. Every moment is spent with thoughts of how to win him back. 

And then the mysterious vintage box appears in her handbag after a day of thrift store shopping with her mom. Arthur, the ‘genie in a bottle’ that appears from the magical box is hundreds of years old, and not quite sure how to survive in the 21st century. His goal is to grant Ally 5 wishes, and in “I Wish For You,” we see how one love-struck/heart broken woman spends those wishes. There are rules she has to follow though – she can’t make anyone fall in love, for example, which just screws up her initial thoughts of how to win James back.  

I really enjoyed this book. I didn’t want to put it down – (I had to know what would happen next!), and with laugh-out-loud funny moments and a few twists and turns, Camilly Isley wrote a great chick-lit debut novel. I was pleasantly surprised with the storyline and loved the back-and-forth banter between Arthur and Ally (she’s quite a little sassy thing at times!). If you’ve ever been dumped and secretly wanted revenge, or if you want a lighthearted fun read, you will enjoy this book.

4 Stars.

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1 Comment

  1. August 7, 2015 / 8:03 am

    It’s Friday so I am stocking up for my weekend reads, and this made it to the top of my list…. Thank you!

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