- Libro de bolsillo: 416 páginas
- Editor: Sourcebook Trade (1 de enero de 2011)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1402241895
- ISBN-13: 978-1402241895
- Valoración media de los clientes: Sé el primero en opinar sobre este producto
I Dream of Genies (Inglés) Libro de bolsillo – ene 2011
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"Fennell's sexy contemporary romp, set variously on the West Coast and the legendary Al-Jannah, takes its cue from Barbara Eden's indelible television role, but with enough original touches, careful research, and world building to make this tale... pure fun." - Booklist
" If you want to start your New Year off with a bang and full of laughter then this is something you must read" - Yankee Romance Reviewers
"Absolutely delightful... a stunning creation. " - Fresh Fiction
"A light and frothy read" - Broken Teepee
"A fun, quirky story." - Michelle's Book Reviews
"Fennell brings the charm, humor, exciting characters and a fun storyline... " - Cheryl's Book Nook
"A witty, campy love story." - That's What I'm Talking About
"Brisk lighthearted fun... Endearing romantic comedy." - Midwest Book Review
"A magical adventure, with action and a hot romance. " - Anna's Book Blog
"Books like I Dream of Genies are what give the meaning to escapist literature. " - Romance Fiction on Suite101.com
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"You will want to believe in magic!" -Kerrelyn Sparks, New York Times bestselling author of The Vampire and the Virgin
"Cute, quirky, and charming...a romantic, action-packed tale!" -Jennifer Estep, author of the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series
He needs to change his luck, and fast!
Matt Ewing would gladly hunt down a fortune in lucky pennies if he thought it would help save his business. But for all his hoping, Matt's clueless when his long-awaited lucky charm falls in his lap in the form of a beguiling genie. He just can't believe that this beautiful woman could be the answer to his prayers...
She's been bottled up for far too long!
Spending 2,000 years in a bottle would make any woman a little stir-crazy. So when Matt releases Eden from her luxurious captivity, she's thrilled to repay him by giving him the magical boost he needs...
But for all her good intentions, Eden's magical prowess is a little rusty and her magical mistakes become more than embarrassing. And though Eden knows falling in love will end her magic and immortality, she can't help but be drawn to the one man who wants her just for herself...Ver Descripción del producto
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Eden is a beautiful genie trapped in a bottle. Her only company is a talking cat and baby dragons. But luckily, that will change and she will be able to talk to Matt.
I liked the characters because they were different from what I usually read in romance books. Eden was a little bit innocent and strong, but what I liked more was that she was funny. Her magic always came out wrong and at the worst moments.
Matt wasn't the typical hero, he isn't strong as Eden and kind of whiny sometimes, and I didn't saw him as the perfect romance hero. It was interesting to see a protagonist as him in romance, because he wasn't just the guy, he had money issues, family issues, even romance issues. But still, I think I like the typical strong and perfect hero in my stories.
I was really liking the story and the multiple romance scenes, but at some point it turned repetitive. I just felt as it was too long, and I got bored. I think it was the moment when they left the human world. But, I kept reading it and was happy with the ending, which was a perfect HEA.
Overall, I enjoyed the book, but I was expecting a little bit more. Still, I will try to read the next one in the series, called Genie Knows Best, which is going to be released November 2011.
It doesn't matter how palatial the bottle, being sentenced to spend three thousand years locked up in one, with only a talking cat and the random dragon hatchling as company, is harsh. Yes, Eden is technically responsible for the death of her master, but she only meant to scare him and she had very good reason to do so. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as mitigating circumstance for the djinn High Master.
Halfway through her sentence, Eden's existence revolves around the Home Shopping Network (her bottle has an excellent cable package), raising dragons, and waiting for Matt Ewing to jog past the window of the shop in which her bottle sits. Day in, day out, that is her life. No human contact, magic limited to what she can do in her bottle without drawing attention, and shameless ogling.
Until, that is, the day that the shop owner was late. He finally swept into the store hours past normal opening time, gathered up some of the merchandise in boxes - her bottle included - and cleaned out his office. Just like that, the genie Eden had been thrown away.
Struggling contractor Matt Ewing has been having a rough few months. Work isn't going well and he's teetering on the brink of failing at the dream that was his father's legacy. Jogging is something that helps clear his mind and he tries to do it every day. Who knew that having a half-naked woman dressed up like a harem girl slam him to the ground would work even better?
Okay, that is sort of a no-brainer. Anyway...
Ever since Eden dropped, quite literally, onto his lap, Matt's eyes have been opened to a world of magic he hadn't known existed. Problem is, just because Eden's bottle popped open and she tumbled out doesn't mean her sentence is over, and the djinn High Master's vizier Faruq, a power-hungry djinn with an unhealthy obsession with Eden, knows she's free. Eden knows Faruq will be coming for her, sooner or...well...sooner, and he'll have no compunction about going through the mortal - but sexy! - Matt like tissue paper if necessary. Anything he has to do to make Eden his slave.
Despite the imagination and attention to detail that Fennell evidenced in this series debut, as well as several other positives that usually serve me very well in my reading, I struggled through I Dream of Genies and had difficulty connecting to the characters and the story. It wasn't the writing, either. Most of my issues are strictly preference-based and completely subjective.
Eden's character was a little too close to sitcom stereotype for my taste and Matt was too much of a Debbie Downer for the first part of the book. The romance thread didn't work for me at all. The relationship seemed to consist of little more than Eden and Matt getting groiny at every opportunity. As large a fan as I am of lusty good times, I do prefer romances that have a bit more depth than that.
The thing that bothered me most, though, was the overall tone. There were things in the book that made me chuckle out loud, and several passages I highlighted for their quirkiness, intelligence, or charm, but in the end, I'm not as big a fan of the lighter toned, fluffier paranormal or fantasy romance. Which seems like a complete contradiction, even to me, because I love when a book makes me laugh.
Maybe it's the type of comedy that gave me problems in this book. The almost slapstick nature in the comedy of Eden's wacky magic, combined with the over-the-top acid trip that was the trip to Al-Jannah, pushed me into inexplicable magic overload.
I had a different sort of problem with the villain of the story. For all Faruq's threat, he's the sort of bumbling villain who can do no right - who, maybe not coincidentally, reminded me too much of Jafar from Disney's Aladdin in job position (vizier), creepiness factor, feelings of self-importance, and effectiveness as a villain. My preferences lie in villains who pose a more serious threat.
There were several truly imaginative and wonderful aspects of Fennel's series debut, and I liked seeing a paranormal about genies. Unfortunately in this case, the book strained too many of my personal reading preferences to be consistently appealing. The romance, which can improve my overall appreciation of a novel if it's done well, didn't have enough development or content for me to elevate my appreciation of the rest. This book, sadly, just wasn't for me.
Reviewed for One Good Book Deserves Another.
Matt really doesn't know what to make of Eden and at first I believe he thinks she must be crazy, attractive but crazy. A couple things happen when she's around him allows him to realize she's not just any ordinary woman. Because her bracelets have been cut, Eden is currently free but that could change as their is a powerful wizard or some equivalent to that who is determined to make himself her master which for her is the worst possible fate of all. Soon the book goes into overdrive in adventure mode as Matt, Otto and Eden strive to make that happen. Actually Otto is kind of reluctantly along on the journey as Eden has bribed him with something he really wants in order to get him to help her out.
Her biggest hope is fraught with danger as she must both hide out from the one who wants to essentially make her the equivalent to his sex slave and also overcome a quest fraught with several tests. Tests that if she succeeds might release her from the villain of the story for good. Will she accomplish what she hopes to accomplish and will her wishes come true along with those of Matt's? I liked this book very much because it's a good escape from reality and the book was filled with lots of humor as well as a few nods to the I Dream Of Jeannie television show. The characters even manage to find a little bit of romance in the midst of all of the adventure. If you are looking for a romance with humor and something a little bit different then this book might just be the one for you.