The Wish Granter by C. J. RedwineThe Wish Granter by C. J. Redwine

The Wish Granter

byC. J. Redwine

Hardcover | February 14, 2017

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An epic, romantic, and action-packed fantasy inspired by the tale of Rumpelstiltskin, about a bastard princess who must take on an evil fae to save her brother’s soul, from C. J. Redwine, the New York Times bestselling author of The Shadow Queen. Perfect for fans of Graceling and the Lunar Chronicles.

The world has turned upside down for Thad and Ari Glavan, the bastard twins of Súndraille’s king. Their mother was murdered. The royal family died mysteriously. And now Thad sits on the throne of a kingdom whose streets are suddenly overrun with violence he can’t stop.

Growing up ignored by the nobility, Ari never wanted to be a proper princess. And when Thad suddenly starts training Ari to take his place, she realizes that her brother’s ascension to the throne wasn’t fate. It was the work of a Wish Granter named Alistair Teague who tricked Thad into wishing away both the safety of his people and his soul in exchange for the crown.

So Ari recruits the help of Thad’s enigmatic new weapons master, Sebastian Vaughn, to teach her how to fight Teague. With secret ties to Teague’s criminal empire, Sebastian might just hold the key to discovering Alistair’s weaknesses, saving Ari’s brother—and herself.

But Teague is ruthless and more than ready to destroy anyone who dares stand in his way—and now he has his sights set on the princess. And if Ari can’t outwit him, she’ll lose Sebastian, her brother…and her soul.

C.J. Redwine is a young adult fantasy writer.
Title:The Wish GranterFormat:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.33 inPublished:February 14, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062360272

ISBN - 13:9780062360274


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun! A fun fairy tale re-telling. Not a fast paced read but still enjoyable. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A really great retelling I really love fairytales, but Rumpelstiltskin has never been my favorite. Somehow, though, I loved this retelling. It added so much - higher stakes for the original bargain, a Rumpelstiltskin origin story that actually made me feel bad for him. Our heroine was strong and capable but was neither infallible or perfect. Our hero had actual consequences and issues from his abusive past that carried repercussions for his relationship with Ari, and she was understanding and they worked through them together. If I had to complain about anything, it would be that for a book with such a broad scope, the last 30% was set almost exclusively in a couple of rooms in a small house, which sat oddly with me for some reason. Everything else, though, was great.
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from New twist on Rumpelstiltskin! Not your run of the mill princess story! It’s written in third person! This is shockingly rare for YA novels and I’m so relieved to pick up something not in first person for once! I need very little convincing on that front. The third person makes a huge difference in terms of writing style. It’s beautifully written and feels mystical, like a real fairytale. The place names, characters and spells are gorgeous in terms of linguistics, with some kind of Celtic, Welsh base. They’re very reminiscent of Tolkien. It’s set in a fae kingdom, which usually squicks me out when done wrong, but these fae read more like the elves from Lord of the Rings than your fae of Throne of Glass. This is based on Rumpelstiltskin, a fairytale not usually retold. Not since before Once Upon a Time, anyway.This is an exciting prospect! It’s not your run of the mill princess story. It’s different. I’m thrilled to see these fantasy writers looking outside of the box for their materials. I honestly don’t need one more Snow White or Cinderella.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Honest Review The description makes the book sound better than it is, but it's still pretty decent. I would recommend.
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This book was simply magnificant
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Timeless and Magical The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine is the companion to last year's The Shadow Queen. This time around we move to a different kingdom in this world and follow siblings, Thadeus and Arianna, the new king and princess of their land. After making a wish with the sinister Teague to save their lives, Ari must find a way to break the contract or her kingdom will belong in the hands of the most sinister villain there ever lived! The Good Strong-Willed Heroine I fell in love with Ari the moment she jumped out on the page in The Wish Granter. From being a lowly servant girl to being thrust into a new world as princess, she was handling it quite well. At least in ways she thought were right. Her and her brother are the King's children that he had with a servant many years ago and not in line for the throne. But after the wish Thad made the old royal family dies and they take up the mantle. Ari is strong, a little clumsy, inquisitive, smart, and doesn't compromise from what she believes is right. She was as real as real could get and I appreciated that. She never let the glitz and glam of being a princess stop her from joining the other servants in the kitchen like she used to in her past life. When things get tough, she steps up and fights for everyone who needs it. Even if it means stopping at nothing to stop the sinister Teague! Romance Done Right I find that in fantasy, it's hard to do a romance right, all while trying to build a world and keep the story moving along. But in The Wish Granter Redwine does just that. We meet Sebastian after Thad hires him to be the new weapons master. Ari believes she needs the perfect weapon to take down Teague so she enlists the help of Sebastian. Over the course of the story they build friendship, trust, and eventually love. Redwine didn't make it instant, or lust worthy. She made it real. It was cute to read their inner monologues when they were beginning to catch feelings for each other. It just felt right to me. Sinister Villain One of the biggest highlights of The Wish Granter was obviously the person the novel was named after. Alistair Teague is fae, one of the strongest wish granters in all the kingdom. He was banished from his the fae lands to forever live alone. He has spent centuries bitter and planning his revenge for world domination so to speak. When he comes across Thad and Ari, he comes up with the perfect way to do just that. Take over Sundraille, then the other kingdoms will fall to their knees. Redwine managed to create a villain that was not only evil, but Teague was cunning, intelligent, and all the way sinister. Everything he does is to benefit himself and the empire of crime he created over the years. He breathes fear into anyone that tries to cross him. No one's soul is safe from his greedy hands. I loved it! The Bad Magical House I thought the whole "house was alive with fae magic" was a tad bit lame. The moment Ari found out the walls were breathing and that the house was feeling her I couldn't stop my eyes from rolling. So if this is the only thing I could find bad about The Wish Granter, then I think it's safe to say this book was amazing! I highly recommend this one. You don't have to have read the first book in order to enjoy this one. They are standalones that share the same world.
Date published: 2017-02-16

Editorial Reviews

Praise for DEFIANCE: “C.J. Redwine’s DEFIANCE is a gritty, thrilling adventure sprinkled with moments of breathtaking tenderness. I read it in one sitting.”