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Peek Inside The Wishing Heart

The bejeweled vase Rebel just tried to hawk now has every magical mobster in the city hot on her tail in a game of cat and mouse in a world she never knew existed. But freedom could unravel a love like Rebel has never known, or it could cost her her heart...

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With a book in her bag and a switchblade in her pocket, Rebel's been thieving her way through life while hoping for a cure to fix her ailing heart.

But when the bejeweled vase she just tried to hawk turns out to be a jinni's vessel, Rebel gets lost to her world and dragged within another. Now every magical being in the city wants the vase for himself.
Thrust into a game of cat and mouse in a world she never knew existed, Rebel must use her uncanny skills to find a way to free Anjeline the Wishmaker.

But wishes have consequences. And contracts. Anjeline's freedom could unravel a love like Rebel has never known, or it could come at the cost of Rebel's heart...

Praise


"The Wishing Heart is an exhilarating read about the complexities of the heart and what it means to love." ~Mia Siegert, author of JERKBAIT 

The Wishing Heart was a fun read. I adored Rebel, a thief with a good, but damaged heart. The book had plenty of magic and fun characters like Anjeline (the Jinni), werewolves, mermaids, magicians, and others.” ~Kristi, Goodreads

Teens are going to gobble this one up!!!!” ~McCall Hoyle, author of The Things with Feathers

“I really liked the romance between [Anjeline and Rebel], building slowly over time, and the plot of the book was very unique and a refreshing new take on the magical realm.” ~Olivia F., Goodreads

The Wishing Heart is an action packed story from start to finish. It features two genuinely fun characters who are both in bad situations, but by working together, they not only find a way to face their own demons, issues, and those trying to stop them, but an adorable romance blossoms as well.” ~Gizmo’s Reviews

“I loved this book and was hooked from the very start. Easily a favourite read! 5 Plus stars out of 5. I can't wait for the next addition!” ~D.M., Goodreads

Welker creates a wonderfully intriguing book that draws you in and holds your attention. The setting and characters make this story a must read....perfect for any paranormal genre love.” ~Lovely Loveday, Goodreads

 

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633759398
Release Date: May 1, 2017
Page Count: 416
Imprint: teen
Genre: urban fantasy, young adult
Tropes: forbidden love/off limits

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By Mia February 07, 2017

I received an eARC.

Please note prior to review that fantasy/paranormal is not one of my normal genres. Pretty much, I stick to contemporary in general because of confusion probably related to a concussion history. That said, THE WISHING HEART did not disappoint. It was a heart-pounding, addictiv... ...more

By D.M. April 23, 2017

The Wishing Heart is a must read. Add it to your To Read Section now because you don't want to miss this one.

Rebel has never known family. She does what she has to. Survival is her existence her escape is to the fantasy world of books. Rebel is known as the fingersmith. She is crafty with a swit... ...more

By McCall December 21, 2016

Teens are going to gobble this one up!!!! ...more

By Shelley April 27, 2017

*Source* Publisher
*Genre* Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
*Rating* 3.5-4

*MY Thoughts*

The Wishing Heart, by author J.C. Welker, is a story told in alternating narratives by 17-year old Rebel, known as the Fingersmith, and Anjeline, known as the Wishmaker. Rebel was abandoned when she was just a ba... ...more

By Mandy April 28, 2017

The Wishing Heart by JC Welker

Release Date: May 1, 2017 (TODAY!)

*I received an e-ARC in exchange for a honest review from the publisher - thanks so much for sending me over a copy!*

Okay, the moment I saw this book, I was sold. I saw jinnis, thieves, and gritty London, and I was doneeeeee. I don't... ...more

By Kristi April 22, 2017

I received a copy of this book from Entangled Teen through Netgalley for review.

The Wishing Heart was a fun read. I adored Rebel, a thief with a good, but damaged heart. The book had plenty of magic and fun characters like Anjeline (the Jinni), werewolves, mermaids, magicians, and others. I reall... ...more

By Lex May 01, 2017

This was a really enjoyable read. I mostly read lesfic, but I would put this book in the more mainstream category, it just happens to have two females that fall in love. Fans of YA urban fantasy/paranormal, will really enjoy this book. The romance is super sweet, and If you are a mainstream reade... ...more

By Olivia April 21, 2017

“The Wishing Heart” is a YA fantasy about Rebel, aka the Fingersmith, who was abandoned as a baby and raised in a home for children. Although others have come and gone from the home, Rebel has always stayed. To take care of herself, she has turned to thieving alongside her friend Jaxon. Rebel’s h... ...more

By Lovely Loveday April 15, 2017

The Wishing Heart by JC Welker is scheduled to release on May 1, 2017 by Entangled Publishing, LLC. This is a fantasy/paranormal genre that does not disappoint! Welker creates a wonderfully intriguing book that draws you in and holds your attention. The setting and characters make this story a mu... ...more

By Jessica May 01, 2017

THIS book! What an exciting, simply lovely ride. The romance was swoon-worthy (if you love a slow burn, this book's for you!), the adventure was thrilling, and the fantasy world that J.C. Welker built was both relatable (not too far, far away) and fantastical. I'm a big character reader and I fou... ...more

By Andrea May 07, 2017

I received a copy of this book from Entangled Teen through Netgalley for review.

I really enjoyed The Wishing Heart - it had very likable characters and the sceneries were described in a way that it was easy to picture them as a reader. The book had plenty of magic and fun characters like Anjeline... ...more

By Brooke May 05, 2017

Basically: an f/f Aladin where the Genie is the Princess and they're living in magical realism contemporary England. No fun animal companions but sarcasm and flirting are abundant.

↣Rebel's heart condition isn't just when it's inconvenient.
↣Includes hunger pains and the toll it takes, which is a... ...more

By Nicki May 12, 2017

This is a love story, intimate and poignant. There is adventure, too, and of course magic, and Welker's unique creativity sparkles on every page. You can't help but root for Rebel, and this is a book that will stay with you long after you read it. ...more

By Kimberly May 08, 2017

I received an early copy courtesy of NetGalley in exchange for a honest review. I was pretty excited to read it so there was no twisting of my arm.

I really enjoyed this book. I am willing to admit that is was my first introduction to the Jinni world. I felt like I learned quite a bit now but I'm... ...more

By Iris May 17, 2017

The Wishing Heart takes the you on a journey that's equal parts adventure, blossoming romance and magic. Well written with vivid descriptions of the characters and scenes puts you right where the action is in the story, making for a enjoyable and captivating read. ...more

By Amy May 13, 2017

Cute book with lots of paranormal elements that were used in different ways than I have seen before. I loved that there were new takes on old myths and even inclusion of not typically used creatures. Great read for any paranormal or fantasy lover. ...more

By Lynndell May 01, 2017

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.
Thanks to Entangled Teen and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review The Wishing Heart by J.C. Welker! As the story opens, Rebel is breaking into a rich London apartment. She thinks of herself as a modern day Robin Hood, but s... ...more

By Erin May 01, 2017

When "fingersmith" Rebel inadvertently steals a genie bottle, she's thrust into a magical London she never knew existed. This alternate world is filled with the benevolent Fae of the Sun Court (who rule from a glamoured Westminster - a detail I absolutely loved) and the denizens of the nefarious... ...more

By Meaghan April 30, 2017

First off, I would like to thank the publisher and author (as well as Netgalley) for providing me this ARC to review. Please note that the version I read was an advanced copy, and certain events/language may be changed in the published edition.

Stars (Out of 10): 8/10 stars

Overall Thoughts: I have... ...more

By Eva May 01, 2017

the wishing heart is a young adult fantasy, where jinnis, werewolves, magicians and fairies all live in the same realm. rebel is an orphan who has never really had any dealings with the supernatural world. except one night she steals a vase that she believes will save her life. rebel has a bad he... ...more

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J.C. Welker

About the author

J.C. Welker

J.C. Welker is a YA author who's been, among other things, a fashion designer, a filmmaker and a kickboxer (seriously). Her short documentaries, which focused on LGBTQ issues in the military have been featured on CURRENT TV, and her recent novel THE WISHING HEART won first place in the paranormal category of the 2016 YARWA Rosemary Awards, and will be debuting with Entangled Teen. She continues to work towards giving a voice to LGBTQ stories, while facing magic and monsters along the way.

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