Monday 27 July 2015

Wish For Me, by Diantha Jones - Review

Wish For Me, by Diantha Jones
The Djinn Order, Act One
Published:  April 27, 2015
Genre:  Paranormal, Djinn, Fantasy Steampunk
Pages:  147 PDF
Source:  Xpresso Book Tours, Author

Three wishes. Two lovers. One destiny.

When the snarky Glory St. Pierre discovers the gold mechanical vase in her deceased grandmother’s basement, she has no idea that she has uncovered a priceless treasure: a genie lamp. With a real genie inside. A very sexy genie with a not-so-sexy grudge against the entire human race.

Irving Amir hates being called a genie. He’s a Djinn, and he is none too happy to be in the service of Glory, who is as intolerable, and beautiful, as humans come. Now he owes her his gratitude for freeing him and three wishes. Damn his luck.

But an arrow through the shoulder alerts Irving to the fact that he is being hunted, and after a truce dinner with Glory ends with them both almost being killed, hating each other goes right out the window. As feelings change and love starts to develop, they must dig through the secrets and lies to find the truth...a truth neither of them will ever see coming.

WARNING: Not suitable for ages 18 and under. A significant source of bad language, sexy times, and dirty jokes. If you suffer from a lack of a sense of humor, take with plenty of wine. If the symptom persists, see a doctor.

Wish For Me is a funny, adventurous, smart-ass read!

Upon grandma Addie’s passing, Glory St Pierre and her family find out grandma has been keeping shrunken heads in the basement along with other memorabilia, and a mysterious gear work vase. Curiosity rules and Glory must test the key on the vase once she sneaks it home.

The djinn, with the unlikely name of Irving of the amethyst eyes, is as sassy as Glory herself, making for lots of sparks and fun interaction. But Irving, by the rules, must grant Glory three wishes. Glory has the moxie to spend a little time thinking about what she will wish for, never mind getting to know the sexy djinn she has conjured.

Things get complicated when Irving appears one night, shot through the shoulder with an arrow. He’s being hunted by a mysterious human order. And eventually, Glory inadvertently wishes for something that just gets them both into worse trouble. Now the Army of Brass and Steel is attacking them.

The middle of the book slows down a bit when Glory travels to Shrinelyn, Irving’s homeland, and to the Sultan’s palace, but we see more of Irving’s family and take a magical train ride.

There is clever magic, an intriguing secret, and bizarre twists come out that I didn’t see coming at all. And Glory discovers the shocking secret of her birthright.

This is a unique and very entertaining take on djinn, mixed in with sorcery, historical characters, some interesting gadgets, a heated attraction between Glory and Irving, and unexpected secrets that come back with a bite.

I would recommend this as a really fun, sassy read, especially if you’re looking for a magical pick-me-up.  4 Stars !

Diantha Jones is a library-lover from Georgia. Wish For Me is Book One in the Djinn Order, with Dream of Me, and Yearn For Me percolating in her mind. She has also written other series. Check her out on the web at these links:


  1. This sounds like one entertaining read! Sounds to be very clever and fun, too! Glad you liked it hun! Great review! :)

  2. Thanks for visiting Giselle! I was a little down when I started reading Wish For Me, but it's so funny/sassy that it just picked me right up. Glad to host :)


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