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Wicked Wish (Dragon's Gift: The Storm Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B08WRH4JX3
- Publisher : Magic Side Press, LLC (February 22, 2021)
- Publication date : February 22, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 4810 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 346 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #835 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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First, the fmc’s name is Nevaeh, which is Heaven spelled backwards. It’s the kind of trendy, trite name reminiscent of Tiffani with an “i”, Krystal with a “K”, Brandy/Brandi, and other stripper-adjacent names. The other characters have names like “Rhiannon” after the Fleetwood Mac song or “Damien Malek” that sounds like the authors hybridized the British actors Damien Lewis and Rami Malek.
Although the book starts with Chicago as the setting, Nevaeh uses British idiomatic English. When she is hungry, she is “famished”. When she is tired, she is “bushed”. When she sees a nice office, she describes it as “posh”.
Despite acting as the introduction to a multi-book series, the authors don’t bother having Nevaeh learn anything or struggle with anything that happens. She is instantaneously an expert in all things the moment she tries for the first time. She is able to locate a specialised book and cast a spell from it in the midst of a massive fight. Even though she has only ever realm-walked once in her life, she reads about it in a book and simply does it. She doesn’t need to think about it, or practise, and she is able to take Malek along with her without a hitch. Then she quickly learns how to fly, wield magic, fight giant ice monsters, and tame a dragon - none of it phasing her in the slightest. The only thing that makes her blink is a dream that she has about Malek. 🙄
As a testament to the dearth of imagination and Mary Sue characteristics, the Air realm that Nevaeh takes Damien to visit has an island named Capri, exactly the same as the island in Italy. Instead of using their own imaginations to develop the AU, the authors draw parallels to other pop culture references including How To Train Your Dragon, Harry Potter, and Raiders of the Lost Ark. Ultimately, all of the creative short cuts make it impossible for me to think of anything other than Stevie Nicks singing RhiiiiAnnnnOooonnn whenever the character is mentioned or envisioning Rami Malek with Damien Lewis’s bright red hair.
This book is more similar to the Dragon’s Gift series than to the more recent Shadow Guild books. It has a ton of action and adventure, along with a lot of historical content woven in. There are hints of romantic tension, but it’s well done and not overtly prevalent throughout the book. Overall Wicked Wish is fun, entertaining, with some awesome action.
I received an advanced copy of this book and this review is my own opinion.
Top reviews from other countries
We also see cameos from some familiar characters who have been a part of this world since the beginning.
As usual, we are treated to real historical facts and mentions of age old myths, which make these books so much more interesting.
I love the worldbuilding in these books. I have read every singles one so far and each time I am left eager for the next book in the series. Luckily for me, I only have to wait until tomorrow.