I also love the young adult genre because it can transport me to a different world for minutes, hours or even days at a time. Reading is what keeps me going sometimes. And I quite frequently use it as a non-food reward for myself. For example, get these three errands done and I get 30 minutes to read my current obsession. I'm not joking about the obsession thing. If I find a good book I really don't want to put it down. I finished a 700 page novel in one day. I did not move off the couch at all that day, but I had fun.
Now that I have spilled one of my secret obsessions with whomever is reading this (HI MOM!) I get to share my newest candidate for said obsession. The fantasy book Granted by Michelle Merrill. A huge thanks to #futurehousepub for providing me with a FREE Advanced Reader copy. (Side note, if you want to get free copies of books, look for an ARC group to join. You might even want to check out Future House Publishing and join their group. Be forewarned that ARC books are not ready to be published and you may find typos and other errors. Sometimes I even send in the goofs I find to make the editing job easier...or more difficult depending on who you ask.)
I was hooked by the first page! I'll be completely honest here and let you know I have yet to finish reading the book. I have been using it, quite successfully in fact, to fuel my chores. So I don't want to give too much away because that is never fun. What I do want to say is this book looks at a side of being a fantasy character that I have never seen before. I can't wait to get my chores done today so I can read my next installment.
This is a book that I would recommend for anyone who likes to be swept away into another life that just might be possible.
I do want to give props to the author and publisher on a book well done. Because I totally suck at writing a synopsis without giving it all away, here is a teaser you can also find on the publisher's website:
About Granted The existence of genies may be the best-kept secret in the history of the world. After being trapped in the Sahara Desert for her whole life, sixteen-year-old genie Brielle finally gets her first assignment in Tri-Cities, Washington. She eagerly heads out into the human world to grant her first wish so that she can gain her magic. Unfortunately, her assigned human, Addie, stopped believing in wishes years ago and would much rather that everyone just leave her alone.
I received this ARC ebook for free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.