Book Review: Wish Marked by Lissa Bolts

Reviewed: March 19th, 2023
Released: August 1st, 2022
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Hi. I’m Nora, and I bring people’s worst nightmares to life.

Everyone needs a hobby, right? Well, in my case, that’s making people’s wishes come true, but in the worst possible way.

Sometimes people even wind up dead.

I know, I know. It sounds crazy. But the truth is, I don’t do it on purpose. I’m cursed, and I’m running out of time to fix it.

Enter Rafe Morgan, the dangerously gorgeous and impossibly stubborn man I just met at a bar in my search for answers. I never invited him on my curse-breaking she-quest, but that didn’t stop him from coming along anyway.

He’s already saved my life more than once, so for now… he can stay. But how can I be sure he’s really on my side? He knows more than he’s saying, and I can’t help but question his motives.

Unfortunately for me, there’s more at stake than I realized, and I’m about to learn the hard way just how far I’ll go to stay alive.

I’ve searched my whole life and found nothing. No answers. No cure. Not one hint about making this nightmare curse disappear.

Well, that is… until today.

Helen’s thoughts: 5/5

A great new urban fantasy series from Lissa Bolts. Nora is cursed. Everytime someone makes a wish in her vicinity, she loses one of her 100 lives, and her curse twists the wish against the wisher. Running out of lives, she is desperate to break the curse and the horror that follows her.

Lacking the knowledge about the magical world and her place in it, Nora doesn’t actually learn much more throughout her journey. It’s as frustrating to the reader as it is to Nora as people make decisions around her instead of informing her what is going on.

I loved Nora and her snarky go getter attitude. Rafe is mysteriously helpful, very delicious, but who should she believe? Her father figure, Jack? or Rafe, who has helped her stay alive more times than she can count? There is much going on that we don’t know, and Nora is in the centre of it, a powerful Jinn everyone intends to use for their own ends.

An enjoyable read, but it does end on a killer cliff hanger, so it’s a good job the second book is out!

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