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All she ever wanted was a chance to settle down in one place.Thistle Nettlebottom knows her life isn't exactly normal. She travels the country with her secretive mother and bestselling author grandmother in a pink RV going from book signings to crazy research trips. She's never been to public school or had a boyfriend, but she can pick a lock and hotwire a car. One day theAll she ever wanted was a chance to settle down in one place.Thistle Nettlebottom knows her life isn't exactly normal. She travels the country with her secretive mother and bestselling author grandmother in a pink RV going from book signings to crazy research trips. She's never been to public school or had a boyfriend, but she can pick a lock and hotwire a car. One day the phone rings and they set a course to a tiny town that's not on any maps. Suddenly, Thistle finds her whole life changing.She's finally found the home she's been searching for.Thistle soon realizes that Desire isn't like other towns and she's not like other girls. The family she trusted has lied to her about everything her entire life and the things she doesn't know about herself could cost her everything. Her legacy as one of the most powerful witches the town has ever seen has made her enemies that have been waiting patiently for a chance to destroy her. Thistle needs to learn to use her powers to protect herself before they succeed.Be careful what you wish for.Thistle has a power unique even among the magic wielding witches of Desire. She can wish things into existence. At first she enjoys the freedom of having everything her heart desires, but she soon realizes that her power comes at a terrible price. She's losing her grip on her sanity at a time when she can't afford any weakness. Her enemies are closing in quickly, but she might not have the strength to save herself....

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I Wish... Reviews

  • Courtney Cole
    2018-11-19 08:48

    Okay, I'll just be upfront and tell you that I. Love. This. Book. Now that that's out of the way, let me tell you why. The author delves into a subject that we haven't seen a lot of yet. We've seen vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, etc. But for some reason, there hasn't been a lot done on witches. The storyline in I Wish is unique, something that draws you in from the beginning. The main character is likeable and quickly discovers that her life isn't really what she thought it was and she becomes immersed in finding out who she really is. And it turns out that she's pretty important. The dialogue in this book is incredibly witty, something that I MUST HAVE in a good book. The author grabs you at the very beginning by the front of your shirt and doesn't let go until the very end. And after you have read the very last line, you will be immediately wanting more. I personally cannot wait until the second book of this series is released. In my opinion, this is a MUST READ and I highly recommend it. Well done, Ms. Emerson.

  • Selina Fenech
    2018-12-08 13:47

    The writing style was quality and really enjoyable. I enjoyed learning about Thistle's life as she did, although some of the twists were easy to work out well before Thistle found out. At times I felt that Thistle should have been smarter, more pro-active or simply able to better rely on all the fancy training she's had, but I couldn't really blame her character overall. She's young, confused and has growing to do to reach her potential and that all read quite realistically- particularly with the completely misleading upbringing she's had and lies all around her. She's going to make mistakes, I just hope she's going to learn from them in the next book.Speaking of the next book, I'll be in line waiting to read it, but it did feel a bit like "I Wish" was just the first half of a book, and I'm hoping the sequel will finish everything off and not end the same way. Like some other reviews here, I was just feeling like an ending was coming up (in a chapter or two) and I turned a page and... that was it. Not even a cliff hanger as such, it just ended. Overall though, it was a good book, but would have been excellent, possibly even 5 star, if it felt like a good COMPLETE book.

  • Laurie
    2018-12-11 10:03

    I loved this book! A good YA read that deals with modern day witches. Once I started reading I couldn't wait to find out what happened next to Thistle. I was confused by the ending, as well as disappointed that it was over, but I understand there is a sequel coming out, so that answers my questions. I highly recommend this book!

  • Caro
    2018-11-22 05:40

    I've read my share of terrible indie books and I know one when I see one.I Wish... by Wren Emerson is definetely one of them.Let's start with the writing style. The mistakes were fewer than I expect from an Indie book, but I'm not a person who takes it personnally when "than" and "then" are mixed up or when the author refuses to spell the words the way everyone else would.Spelling and grammar are things that could be changed by a good editor, while bad ideas definetely can't be changed.I admit that I don't really like Witches as paranormal creatures and I have a really hard time dealing with them in fiction. Many authors just take Witches into their concept without even bothering to give the reader an explanation for their existance. Then there's the question of the sexes. Are there male witches? or just female ones? In this book we have a wonderful solution for all of this: "witchiness" is basically a gene hat is handed down from parents to children. Men carry the genes, but never show the Talents that females inevitably have. So that's why the Freaky Witch Community is a matriarchy.I have three big problems with this concept: 1. Where do witches come from? As the book doesn't tell us otherwise, I have to assume that all the Community members are white American and thus issued from Europe, but why didn't the author explain? 2. why do only women showcase Talents? 3. Why do the men in the town of Desire accept their inferior role that can nearly be compared to that of lap dogs?I had a very huge problem with the third point, as the story takes place in the United States of today. Equality of the sexes is a very common concept nowadays and I really don't believe that anyone in his right mind would want to stay together with a bunch of bitchy, nasty, crazy, self-indulgent and bossy women who killed out of spite and greed. That's pretty far-fetched, especially since they could always leave (even if the evil witches killed you for it, wouldn't that be better than to live in slavery under one of these nasty Witches?)The moral aspect aside, this book also had lots of formal problems. The writing style was pretty bad. In the whole book, there wasn't a single instant where I thought to myself: ah, look at the prose. Ain't it pretty?Not a single time did I wish I had written the book. Sure it's a bit unfair of me to expect this book to be as awesome as Gone with the Wind which I finished before, but this was really far away from good. I would hate to finish this review without mentioning the sad excuse for a story it sported, so I'll talk about Thistle.The moment I read the main character's name, I knew I would hate her. It was Insta-Hatred and I was right. Thistle is as Spinster-ish and stupid as her name suggests. Her train of consciousness is about as consistent as the weather during April and her ridiculousness didn't know any bounds.When she first came to Desire and everyone hated her for no reason at all, she was like: "Huh? Why don't they like me?" And: "Whoa, manners!" Like they would listen to her. If someone hates you and is really mean to you, would you seriously consider talking to them? Or, worse, befriend them? Would you, in a town filled with people who would love to rip your throat out, consider, even for a second, to go to school? I definetely wouldn't. I would go straight to my mother and demand answers. I would scream at her and blame her, maybe even break a vase or two for holding my real name and my heritage a secret, and also for forcing me to endure the humiliation of being insulted as soon as I leave the house.It takes Thistle nearly 30% of the book to get her answers. As soon as she has them, she just stops caring about all the mean things that were said to her.Her love interest was one of the most one dimensional main characters I have ever read about, only surpassed by Daniel from Fallen and Sam from Shiver.Here's the thing: I wish... wasn't for me. I thought it was horrible, badly written and poorly thought-of. I dislike witches (especially as main characters living in Covens) and this book didn't entertain me in the least. It was too long for its nonexisting story to have any effect on me and too short to have any meaning. All in all, I was thoroughly disappointed by this book. I hope that others will find good things in this series, but I personnally can't recommend it.

  • Melanie
    2018-11-23 10:59

    I read Wren Emerson's addition to The Glassheart Chronicles which is titled Second Daughter's Second Daughter. It drew me in to the intrigue of Desire, witches, Families, and Covens. Remember the details of this prequel because you will have a lot more insight than the main character in I Wish...Back to I Wish..., I enjoyed this book but did not love it. I do have to say that when it finished, I was left wanting more (this is why I upped my rating from three to four stars). Hopefully there are more books (I think there will be?) and I hope they follow Thistle because I appreciate her point of view. If this story had been told from any other perspective, it probably would have been shallow and silly. If you have read Amanda Hocking's Trylle Trilogy, you can kind of get the gist of the type of social segregation that goes on throughout THIS story. Thistle knows nothing about herself and one day, information comes crashing down from her power hungry grandmother. She's naive and oblivious for a majority of the book. She grows up with her distant and unemotional grandmother and mother and her tutor of sorts, Shep. Her mother irritates the heck out of me because she's obviously not connected to her daughter despite the fact they live in an RV and hotel rooms together. One would think you would at least know SOMETHING about each other. Shep seems to be a cool character who is not given the chance to really develop beyond a Mr. Miyagi type fighting instructor. He just disappears after a few chapters like he never existed. But, men mean nothing in this world, it's all about the b*tches... I mean witches.When Thistle arrives in her hometown of Desire, it really leaves a lot to be desired. And that's exactly what everything is about, desires. You have a town full of witches and their pawns. These witches get what they want and generally have no repercussions to their actions. If Thistle were any other girl, she probably would have said, "AWESOME!" and commenced being the biggest, most evil high school girl of all time. Luckily for we readers, she seems to have a decent head on her shoulders. She doesn't make the best decisions but you can tell she has the right intentions.

  • Emma (BelleBooks)
    2018-12-07 07:33

    I bought this book for my Kindle after a recommendation from a friend, it is currently 69p on Amazon UK and $1.12 on Amazon US for Kindle.This book is worth way more than that, so all I can say is grab it now before the price changes!!At first when I saw the book was about witches, and was the first in a series I thought to myself "Here we go with another YA witch series for Kindle that I'm going to get sucked into and spend lots of money on" (I'm sure a few of you will know which series I'm referring to here!! Anyways, I was completely wrong!Yes it is a YA witch book, yes it is the first in a series, but it takes more than 30 minutes to read, yay!I fell in love with this book as soon as I seen the cover! I love the bright colours used in it and the picture of the girl lying in the grass.It sets the reader up with quite a high expectation, and it does not disappoint!The story follows Thistle, who has spent her whole life travelling the country in a pink RV with her mother and grandmother. She has learned to do as she's told, be where she's supposed to and not ask too many questions. Although Thistle is full of questions, like who is my dad? Where did we come from? Is there a better life for me?All of these questions are answered when unexpectedly the family head home to a small town called Desire to care for Thistle's dying great grandmother. Thistle never even knew where she was born, and all of a sudden she has cousins and an aunt and uncle! The twist in the story is that Desire is a town full of witches, and Thistle was taken away as a baby as to protect her as she is the most powerful witch to come along in quite a while.Thistle tried to lead a normal life and go to high school in a town full of back-stabbing witches who want to take Thistle's position of power.I really enjoyed this book, and cannot wait to read the second instalment in the series! The book left my dying to find out more of the story and what is going to happen with Thistle now.

  • Susi Borath
    2018-12-07 06:37

    I recently read I Wish… by Wren Emerson, a fun story about a young girl coming to terms with who she really is. Thistle Nettlebottom grew up in an RV, constantly on the road with her mother, grandmother, and family friend Shep. Being home schooled while on the road, she had no friends and dreamed of a normal life. No one ever talked about any other family or where they were from in front of Thistle, so she was blown away to learn that her family was suddenly returning to the town where she was born in order to take care of her ailing great-grandmother, who she did not realize was alive. Upon arriving in town, Thistle was blown away to find she had an aunt and uncle as well as two cousins living in the idyllic town of Desire. She was even more shocked to realize that she wasn’t Thistle Nettlebottom at all. Her entire identity and life to this point had been a lie. Within hours of entering Desire — her one chance for the normal life she had always hoped for — she realized that people in the town hated her just for her name. No one was going to take the time to get to know her. I Wish… is a great story that really demonstrates the old saying “looks can be deceiving.” While Desire may look like the perfect town, Thistle quickly learns that it is not. On top of the normal struggles of fitting in in high school, Thistle has to adjust to an unrecognizable matriarchal form of government, people who want her dead just because of her place in the family, and the idea that everyone female in town—including herself—is a witch, each with their own special power.Thistle’s journey to acceptance of these facts is believable and full of rebellion as she learns more about her place in the town. This is a quick, fun read, invoking a mix of emotions, from humor to fear to sympathy. My only complaint about the book was that then ending was a bit abrupt. Still, it left me looking for more, which is always a good quality for the first book of a series. :-)

  • Aine
    2018-12-13 08:54

    I got my hands on I Wish… when the author, Wren Emerson, was gifting them for simply asking. And it’s been on my iPad waiting to be read. I finally got a chance to start it, and before I knew it, I was almost done.Thistle has no idea who she really is. She doesn’t know her real name, who her father is, or where she comes from. All she knows is that her grandmother is strict, her mother is emotionless, and her training with Shep. Thistle wants to know who she is and where she came from, which pulled me right in. I was instantly curious. It’s not long before they are heading for Desire, the town her family is from. Thistle’s great grandmother is ill.She receives an almost hostile welcome, as she meets family who she didn’t even know existed. Even in town, when she introduces herself by her real name, people regard her cruelly. But only the women. This definitely kept me reading. I liked Thistle instantly, and, being on her side, I had to know why.She meets Ben, who likes her until he finds out her true name. But, even then, he can’t help but be drawn to her. And then Evan, who is from a rival family, also takes a liking to Thistle. I enjoyed her scenes with both boys, very much. My vote would go to Ben! I found myself frustrated by her family quite a bit. Many of them hate her instantly, assuming things in a very unfair manner. And on top of that, the family who lied to her, share things with her a bit at a time and don’t prepare her at all for the issues she has to face.Being a fan of folklore, I loved the mention of the Monkey’s Paw. And, of course, I enjoy “witchy” stories. My biggest complaint was the way one scene switched to another abruptly. One minute she was here, and the next paragraph, a week had passed. I felt the ending was also rater abrupt. I turned the page, and… that was it. But all in all, it was a really fun story, and I can’t wait for the second book in The Witches of Desire series.

  • Glenn Skinner
    2018-11-30 12:35

    I purchased this book when it debuted mainly due to the enthusiastic tweets of its proud author. Reading the synopsis on amazon, it peaked my interest. The story revolves around Thistle Nettlebottom, a bored 17-year-old who has spent most of her life living out of a pink RV following her famous grandmother from one book signing to another. Her whole life to date has been that RV, her mother, & their driver Shep. A situation that abruptly changes with a single phone call. Suddenly, they are on their way to see a dying relative. Her whole life as she discovers was a well planned illusion, one created to protect her from herself and the people of the quiet town of Desire.Upon their arrival Thistle learns her true identity and meets the picturesque town of Desire, peaceful & beautiful, it holds a deadly secret that she will soon learn. Thistle as she soon discovers is a powerful witch with a unique power, the power to wish.I found the story well written & fast paced. The beginning is a bit slow, but the tempo picks up quickly. The author does a good job creating the world of Desire, and the characters within. She does an excellent job recreating the complexities of social order of both the high school students and the towns people who rule it. My only complaints with the story are minor, I thought the application of the magic could have been a bit better portrayed and the ending left me feeling like it was a contradiction, but then again, having raised 3 daughters of my own, a "contradiction" is sometimes a perfect description of a 17-year-old. I highly recommend this book, I intend to pass it on to my grand daughters to read.

  • Fisher Amelie
    2018-11-15 11:01

    So, apparently Wren Emerson is like, the funniest person on the planet. I can’t tell you how many times I was reading this novel and had to laugh out loud, complete with snorts and everthing, garnering bewildered looks from strangers and my husband alike , both shaking their heads at what was an apparent raving lunatic. Just had to get that out there. I love to laugh so kudos to Wren.Now, for the heart of the book. Wow. No, double wow. I never put it down, read it in one sitting and was flabbergasted at how well she took her subjects down new and exciting paths because, let’s face it, witches have been done over and over and over but miss Emerson knocks it out of the freakin’ ball park with this one! Her book is truly creative and flying solo in a market infused with paranormal romances, creating her own unique niche. I’m itching for the second installment I tell you! Positively Itching!So, the heroine! Thistle is interesting, feisty, intelligent, creative and just downright likeable. I can say, with absolute certainty, that everyone will be swayed by her easy ways and ‘bewitching’ charm as she fights to stay on top and stay alive in this alluring novel set in the ‘not quite what it seems’ town of Desire. A town full of typical snobs, overbearing families, and oh-so-hot and definitely swoon worthy heart throbs, ahem, Ben.Get yourself a copy today, no, this very minute! You’ll find yourself wishing, nyuck nyuck, as I did that everyone would just shut-up already and leave you alone so you can just finish your dang book! Ugh! So good!

  • Dani
    2018-11-22 13:53

    In I Wish Emerson has created a complex, original world that is as intriguing as it is terrifying. Politics, amorality and ruthlessness abound in the town of Desire, where Thistle quickly learns that almost everyone she knows, her friends, her family and her enemies, are involved in an ongoing and calculated power struggle, and she has just become the most influential player on the board. Thistle is an interesting character. A girl who grew up on the road with her dictatorial grandmother and emotionally estranged mother, she dreams of someday escaping her grandmother's stranglehold and having a normal life with picket fences and a family of her own. When news reaches them that Thistle's great grandmother is on her deathbed, she is all the sudden returned to her hometown. Thistle knows very little about her family history, knows even less about her true identity, and she begins to discover that the idyllic little town of Desire is harboring dark secrets and a strange way of life below the surface. Thistle's transformation as a character from wallflower to more or less embracing what she is, is gradual and natural and I can't wait to see what she will do in the next book in regards to her relationships with friends and family (And boys! One boy in particular...), her place in Desire, and how she might change things in her world for the better.Loved it! Can't wait to read the next one!

  • Rebecca Monahan
    2018-11-22 13:33

    I Wish… is an amazing read! Once I started reading, I was in for the ride. I couldn’t put it down until I finished reading, and boy was I mad when I got to the end. Mad only because there wasn’t anything else! I can’t wait for the second book to come out. I need to know what’s going to happen next.What I loved most about this story was Thistle, the main character. I love books where the female MC is tough, and Thistle is as tough as they come, considering I wouldn’t want to face up next to her in a fight. Not only is she tough, but she’s a smart ass too, which was the cause of much of my laughter in the book. Her thoughts had me eye rolling along with her.And then there was the world. Ms. Emerson had me one hundred percent believing that Desire was a real town, with its picture perfect houses, but not so picture perfect laws. I could imagine driving through the country and passing through.Everything just made sense with this novel. There was flow, the build up, AWESOME dialogue, and suspense. Usually I’m able to figure out who the bad “guy” is, but this was one book where I was even surprised at what happened.Like I said before, I loved this book, and I cannot wait for the next book to come out. I look forward to reading more of Ms. Emerson’s work, and I encourage you to give this book a try. I know you won’t be disappointed if you do.

  • Cyndee
    2018-12-02 10:52

    I did like this book. It was a little strange in the beginning trying to really understand what was going on as Thistle was sparing. Once you caught on, the book had a great flow and entertaining read. Some of the Young Adult books I have read are full of so much drama that you feel like yelling at the kids to take the bubble gum out of their brains.I enjoyed the change in perspective where women are in charge. I am so happy that social structure is not so ridged. I enjoy historical fiction so this was fun to think about an “alter mind set” in the battle of the sexes.As I was reading the novel I became absorbed by the story and felt frustrated at the ending. The author didn’t end the book she stopped. I kept flipping back and forth in my kindle pages wondering where the ending was. I feel that the ending if nothing else would have said “To Be Continued” or something. Because that is how the book ended I was really frustrated and wanted to say the book was horrible. After taking a few days to calm down, The book had a good story line. The characters was were believable. There were a few characters that had good development but pretty much dropped into a black hole never to hear from again… but then that is how the book ended also. Nobody likes running into a brick wall no matter how fun the ride was getting there.

  • A Book Vacation
    2018-12-10 07:41

    thought this novel and the idea of a matriarchal society of witches was extremely unique. In the small town of Desire, things are not what they seem, and Thistle soon finds herself thrust into the middle of this backwards town, where her very name evokes hatred and spite among females, while causing males to forget their current girlfriends and fawn all over her instead. As if finding out she’s a very powerful witch isn’t hard enough, trying to find true friendships in a town full of alliances and spite, as well as stay alive in the process, becomes her biggest challenges of all. I really enjoyed this novel. I connected very well with Thistle. She’s a great character, and her refusal to adhere to the hierarchical system of this town she is bound to further elevates her in my opinion. Stepping into Desire is like stepping into the 18th century, where marriages are arranged based on power and not love, and Thistle is having none of it. I found Thistles’ determination a wonderful attribute, and I really enjoyed getting to know her throughout the novel...To read my full review (10/16):http://bookvacations.wordpress.com/20...

  • Susan
    2018-11-19 09:57

    First the irritation I have to mention - The cover illustration has no legitimate connection to the story. I've seen other books with _the exact same cover_ so clearly the author didn't put an effort into an original cover for her otherwise original story (rant off. small point of irritation but I like to have the cover be somewhat relevant, silly of me I know).The story is about a modern 21st century 17 year old girl who has 'special power' and is part of a very powerful family of **special power** women. Very strong female leads here.The girl knows nothing of this until she and her mother and grandmother return to their hometown. Then, the girl learns that her entire life had been a charade, but as the truth comes out, along with a lot of nasty wake up calls, she finds her own footing.Then the story ends with an abrupt STOP. That abruptness of the ending with overall wrap up diminishes my rating by at least one star. It is neither great literature nor badly written. The author has some refinement to do - or a sequel to write. If there is a sequel, I would likely be interested in reading it.

  • M.R. Merrick
    2018-11-28 08:34

    Where to begin? Well this book wasn't very long, I started it in the morning and I was finished by lunch time, but I quickly became lost in the characters, the story, and the lore the author has created in the town of Desire. I didn't just read this book, I devoured it. The plot hooked me right away. I loved the naive characters throughout, and they felt very real to me. I got into the story and picking my favorites right away, and I was happy seeing them develop as elements of the story were uncovered. Thistle stands apart from the rest of the cast, not because she's the main character, but because she's new to everything. New to life, new to Desire, new to the idea that she's a witch. Her sheltered upbringing makes every experience she has amplified by what she's only imagined things to be like. If your going to get sucked into a book, she's great character to take you along for the ride. I'm very much looking forward to seeing what we'll discover about Thistle and her place in Desire as the series unfolds. I'll be keeping my eye on this author and checking in to see when the next book is out.

  • Wakefield Mahon
    2018-11-19 09:41

    Thistle Nettlebottom is not your ordinary girl. Her grandmother is a celebrity writer and Thistle has spent nearly her whole life on the road. She's excited when she finally gets the chance to settle down but she has a hard time fitting in. Soon she realizes that things in the town of Desire are not what they seem.Regular high school politics are hard enough to manage, but in this town they are strongly tied to the small town's deeply entrenched political hierarchy. To make matters worse, Thistle gets the impression that some people in town want her dead, literally.This engrossing first installment of the Witches of Desire by Wren Emerson is filled with teenage angst, the confusion of attraction, secrets, lies, exciting action and magic. My biggest complaint was that the story ended so soon. I'm anxious to read the next installment from this exciting new author. I hope you'l give her a try.

  • Ty Hutchinson
    2018-12-14 09:58

    What happens when you're suddenly told you're a witch and you need to deal with it? Well that's what happens for teenage girl Thistle in I Wish... Based on the cover one would never know this book was about witches, but it is. When I first started reading it, I wasn't sure if I was going to like it but then the story took a turn. An interesting one. It was about witches and it's not the typical Twilight type of parnormal story. It's really different. Magic and witches are everyday normal occurrences, almost played down. But then the author throws a twist at you and you see what a pissed off witch can do. It's not pretty. To me it's a story about what life is like for a witch when they're not out being witches. What do they do at home or how are they in school? What happens when they get a boyfriend? I Wish... is well written, with laughs and a little mystery to boot.

  • Alisha
    2018-12-01 10:03

    This book was one of the best I've read in a long time! Thistle is a complex, realistic, and very well rounded character. I love that even though she's got all the power in the world, it's setting it up very quickly for her to understand how that power truly effects the world around her. The world Thistle is thrown into is dismal, shallow and incredibly cruel but Thistle still manages to keep her kindness and morals, although it's hard to determine where she really learned these things. The book itself is very well written, and easy to keep up with. Honestly there just isn't nothing negative to say, and I'm anxiously waiting the second installment. I can't wait to see what happens next in Thistle's world!

  • Amy Jones
    2018-11-25 05:43

    Wren Emerson's I Wish is a unique and suspenseful tale of a girl with an equally bizarre life before she discovers she is a witch. I literally read this book in one day. The suspenseful plot, non - stop insanity of the characters and unfathomable events that transpired kept my eyes glued to my Kindle until I read the last line. I can't wait to learn what happens next. If you're looking for something a with a new twist that is action packed and extremely tense (in a fidgety, finger nails embedded into your recliner cushion sort of way) you've got to grab this read!I gave I Wish... 5 stars!Amy Jones, author of The Soul Quest Trilogy http://amyjonesyaff.blogspot.comhttp://www.soulquesttrilogy.com

  • Adriana
    2018-11-16 11:38

    No puedo creer lo mucho que me gusto este libro es que lo empece con muy pocas expectativas y me llego a encantar; realmente me metí en el odie con toda mi alma la estúpida burocracias con la que viven en ese pueblo eso de las clases sociales nunca me ha gustado y odie a la tia y a la entrenadora y a la abuela y ame a los demás personajes; empece el libro por el reto de brujas de un grupo y termino encantandome, muero por leer la segunda parte aunque no tengo muchas esperanzas ya que este libro salio el 2011 y aun no hay ni fecha de publicacion para el siguiente, como sea estare pendiente pos si acaso

  • Amanda
    2018-11-23 11:50

    The concept of the book was interesting, especially how things run in the town of Desire however I had some issues with the story. It really bothered me that Thistle never questioned why all these people she's never met hate her with a passion, I know i'd be asking WTH was going on. I wish the author would have spent some more time on Thistle's talent & when things finally started to pick up *bam* story ends abruptly like Wren got tired of writing. Besides these issues it was a so-so and quick read & I think the storyline has potential, hopefully the next book will be better.

  • Lindsay
    2018-12-07 10:01

    The Great Kindle Cleanup of 2013 continues! It's like literary roulette - sometimes I'll come up with a winner and sometimes not. This is another one where I have zero memory of how I found it. All I know is that I picked it up as a freebie in February. Anyway, I stopped after the first chapter. I like witches. I like YA. This book should have been right up my alley, but sadly it's in the DNF pile.

  • A.R. Von
    2018-11-15 13:38

    An enjoyable quick read.Poor Thistle, forced into a life, a new world that she does no want to be a part of. Living a life of lies until she reaches the town of Desire. A town so full of secrets you do not really know the truth of anyone. She does not know heads or tails of what is what and is trying to fit in. Finding out truth does not necessarily make things any better for her. But it does answer some lingering questions. Hopefully things will get better for her in the next book!

  • Thomas Knight
    2018-12-05 05:47

    I'm normally a fantasy fan, but I took a chance on this book.I was pleasantly surprised.The main character is genuine and believable as a teenager, and the personalities explored throughout the story are really one of the best parts. The author has done a great job of capturing that small-town charm without losing the real sense of danger you get once you find out what's going on. A very good read. I just wish there was more, but it leaves it set well for a sequel.

  • Cindy Martin
    2018-12-07 14:00

    I should have expected the first in a series to leave the reader wanting to know more. I didn't expect the book to end so abruptly with no resolution to the story.The Kindle version could have been edited better; but I did like the writing and enjoyed the story enough to seek out the next book in the series.

  • Carrie
    2018-11-14 11:55

    Absolutely fantastic book! The town of Desire is fascinating and I loved learning about it all! And the author has such a witty way of portraying the story and all of its diverse characters! I cannot believe how it ended! I had no clue it was ending...sequel??? I can't wait to find out how this story evolves! Intriguing and entertaining read!

  • Kimberly
    2018-11-30 11:45

    Towards the beginning of the story Thistle has a life changing moment- nothing is as she knows it anymore, not even her name. Finding out she's a witch really makes her wonder if everyone as crazy but the power she has is even crazier.Good story with an ending wondering where's the next book- thoroughly enjoyable!

  • Jennifer
    2018-11-29 06:48

    I would love to thank my friend Stacy who lended me her Kindle. If she didn't, I wouldn't have witnessed the epicness of a Kindle and this book.This book is kind of realistic fiction for me even though powers are involved. I found this book to be enjoyable and time passed by quickly for me!

  • Hmr28
    2018-12-01 10:58

    This book looks like something I'd love, unfortunately it is only available on Amazon. I don't buy anything from amazon due to their business practices. I'd buy it in a minute if it was available for the BN Nook.