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Friday, August 12, 2016

Down with the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn

Down with the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn
"When Lennie brings a few jars of her uncles’ moonshine to Michaela Gordon’s house party, she has everyone who drinks it make a wish. It’s tradition. So is the toast her uncles taught her: “May all your wishes come true, or at least just this one.”

The thing is, those words aren’t just a tradition. The next morning, every wish—no matter how crazy—comes true. And most of them turn out bad. But once granted, a wish can’t be unmade . . ."- summary from Amazon

Oh my goodness, this was such a good book!! It was very funny with lots of twists and turns, and extremely compelling which made it hard to put down. I loved following along on Lennie's crazy journey and everything she has to deal with over the course of the novel. There's some great emotional depth in regards to the sections of the book where she has to deal with her absentee father and how selfish and devious he is.

Overall, a highly recommended read. This was my first book by Quinn and it's making me want to go back and read her others now!

FTC: Received ARC from publisher. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Bookchic! Thanks for posting--this book just moved to the top of my TBR pile. :) I love anything with magic, and the high concept for this book has got me hooked!