Tuesday, October 25, 2016

{Book Nerd Tour} The Wishing World Review & Music Playlist + GIVEAWAY!

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"Whimsical and imaginative, with just the right mix of humor, heart, and adventure. The Wishing World is everything you could wish for in a story--and so much more!"--Shannon Messenger, author of Keeper of the Lost Cities

In the Wishing World, dreams are real. You can transform into your own hero, find wild and whimsical friends, and wield power as great as your imagination. But Lorelei doesn't know about any of that. All she knows is that a monster took her family.

It happened during a camping trip one year ago. Hiding inside the tent, she saw shadows, tentacles and a strange creature. By the time she got up the courage to crawl outside, the monster--and Lorelei's mom, dad, and brother--were gone.

Lorelei is determined to find her family. When she accidentally breaks into the Wishing World, she discovers a way. It's a land more wonderful than she could have imagined, a land of talking griffons, water princesses, and cities made of sand, where Lorelei is a Doolivanti--a wish-maker--who can write her dreams into existence.

There's only one problem: the monster is a Doolivanti, too. What he wishes also comes true, and he's determined to shove Lorelei out, keep her family, and make the whole Wishing World his. To save them, Lorelei must find the courage to face him, or her next wish may be her last.

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TODD FAHNESTOCK won the New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age Award for one of his short stories, and is the author of the YA bestseller Fairmist as well as The Wishing World. Stories are his passion, but Todd's greatest accomplishment is his quirky, fun-loving family. The Wishing World began as a series of bedtime stories for his children. 


This book was so much fun to read. It caught my attention and kept it throughout the story. There was never a dull moment. The action and adventure was really great. I have to say that my favourite character, besides Lorelei herself, was the Griffon. He was such a great character to read. I also loved Ripple and Pip too! My 11 year old daughter actually picked this up before I did and she enjoyed a much as I did, if not more! She is eagerly awaiting the next book to find out what happens! As am I!
If there were such a place as The Wishing World, I'd sure love to go there! Besides the bad guy, it sounds like it would be a wonderful place full of life, creation, and adventure.

I gave The Wishing World 4/5 Butterflies!
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Music Playlist for The Wishing World
1. Heroes – Alesso, featuring Tove Lo (If there was one song that represents the The Wishing World, this is it. When I first heard the song I fell in love with the lyrics, which mirror the theme of the Wishing World, and Tove Lo’s voice, which just takes me away to this faraway fantasy land.)
2. Brave – Sara Bareilles
3. Immortals – Fall Out Boy
4. Firefly – Owl City
5. Bright – Echosmith
6. In the Hall of the Mountain King – Greig

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