The Wish Granter is the second book in a loose series by C.J. Redwine that re-imagines classic fairy tales. This genre may have a few other stand-out series (Most notably, Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles and R.C. Lewis’ Stitching Snow), but this reader can see possibly adding Redwine’s series to her all-time favorites list with this addition.
Tackling the classic story of Rumpelstiltskin, The Wish Granter is set in the kingdom of Súndraille where twin (bastard-born) royals Arianna and Thaddeus have been thrust into the spotlight due to Thad’s ill-begotten wish with Alistar Teague, a fey criminal overlord who wants to control the kingdom through its’ young king.
While the plot of this tale sounds like it would focus on young Thaddeus, the true heroine in this tale is Princess Arianna (or Ari, as she would prefer). Bold, clever, and compassionate, Ari is one of the most relatable characters I have come across in a long time. A princess who would rather check out the tasty treats on the buffet table than dance the night away, Ari was not raised to be a princess, but she will fight with all the life she has in her for her brother and her kingdom.
With the help of the quiet, emotionally starved, still-waters-run-deep Sebastian (who I actually somewhat adore), Ari wages an intellectual war with Teague for the kingdom and her brother’s soul. Who will come out on top? You just have to read the book!
A Little Bit Bookish Rating: 4/5
**Any and all opinions expressed in this review are my own. I was not paid for my review.**