Tuesday, September 8, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Eden's Wish 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 inside the lamp, she takes her chance. In a moment, she's entered the world she loves. And this time, she won't be sent back after three wishes. 

Posing as the new kid at a California middle school, Eden revels in all of Earth's pleasures-but quickly learns that this world isn't as perfect as she always thought it was. Eden soon finds herself in the middle of a centuries-old conflict between powerful immortals. A ruthless organization run by a former genie will stop at nothing to acquire the lamp and its power-including hurting Tyler and Sasha, the mortal friends who have given Eden a home. To save her friends-and protect the magic of the lamp-Eden will have to decide once and for all where she belongs.

REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 12 years, 9 months


Eden is a genie who doesn't like living in the lamp. She would rather live on Earth where she can see the sun, make friends, and play in the water. Her teachers and masters of the lamp, Xavier and Goldie, don't agree with Eden and believe the world is a dangerous place. Eden escapes the lamp and meets Tyler and Sasha, a brother and sister, who have lost their mother. They help Eden save herself and the lamp. 

My favorite part is when Eden grants a wish for hot chips because of how funny it is. 

My favorite character is Faye because she shows others what a girl can accomplish. 

I recommend this book for readers who like spunky heroines and brilliant magic. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 and up.

This book was published September 1, 2015.