Title: Wishing Day
Author: Lauren Myracle (website: http://www.laurenmyracle.com/)
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2016
On the third night of the third month after a girl’s thirteenth birthday, every girl in the town of Willow Hill makes three wishes.
The first wish is an impossible wish.
The second is a wish she can make come true herself.
And the third is the deepest wish of her secret heart.
Natasha is the oldest child in a family steeped in magic, though she’s not sure she believes in it. She’s full to bursting with wishes, however. She misses her mother, who disappeared nearly eight long years ago. She has a crush on one of the cutest boys in her class, and she thinks maybe it would be nice if her very first kiss came from him. And amid the chaos of a house full of sisters, aunts, and a father lost in grief, she aches to simply be…noticed.
So Natasha goes to the willow tree at the top of the hill on her Wishing Day, and she makes three wishes. What unfolds is beyond anything she could have imagined.
This book was really good! It all started with the night of Natasha’s Wishing Day. She makes her wishes, even though she wonders if magic is even real. After she makes her wishes,she goes on with her life. Then, one day, she gets a mysterious note that seems to indicate one of her wishes may be coming true. It is then, she begins a search for the sender and the proof that magic is real. I enjoyed the fact that it was so much like real life only with magic thrown in. Natasha is a really cool character and is very real. That said, in this story, Ava is my favorite character. I love how she just has this…brightness about her! I loved her faith and happiness. The story was highly interesting and there was a wonderful sense of mystery. I wasn’t thrilled with the cliffhanger, but it definitely makes me want the next book even more. There wasn’t really any violence or anything inappropriate, but there was a small amount of language. The D-word was used once and boobs were used several times. Other than that this book was a great read.