Right, so next on my list, the latest book I read was ‘Be Careful What You Wish For’ by Alexandra Potter.
What initially pulled me towards this book was, of course, the title. It is a common thing that people have warned us about for years. And well, they’ve almost always also had their own reasons or examples and the such.
I was very curious as to how Alexandra Potter would have put this forth in a different way that made it worth writing about.
I was wrong in one way. The author has, in fact, put the message forth in a very straightforward manner that allows us to relate it to what we’ve heard over the years and still make it interesting by having an engaging storyline with lots of details and a writing style that makes you wait, waiting to know what happens next.
The plot follows Heather Hamilton, a normal person who wishes for things all the time, small and big alike. One fine day, she happens to buy a Heather from a random gypsy on the street. Unbeknown to her, the heather is, in fact, a magical artifact that makes all her wishes come true. Every time she thinks or says “She wishes…..”, it happens!
But of course, like Rumplestiltskin in Once Upon A Time said, ‘Magic always comes with a price.’
Despite all her wishes coming true, Heather soon realizes that they might not always be exactly what she asked for. When Gabe, a handsome American answers her ad for a new housemate and James finally talks to her and they start going out and her boss gets a new client who brings in more revenue and all that happens, it’s great. Everything seems to start off perfect until she realizes that it might have been a coincidence, or for all you know, the opposite of what she wanted. Life just might have turned too perfect.
A very interesting read, this is definitely one book I’d recommend to anyone looking for a simple straightforward and entertaining time.
I’d give it a 4/5.