Review: Book: Wishtress- Nadine Brandes

Title: Wishtress

Series: Standalone

Author’s Name: Nadine Brandes

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Genre: YA Fantasy

Page Count: 464 Pages

ISBN:  978-0785264002

Author or Book Website: Nadine Brandes – YA Author

Link to Amazon purchase page: Wishtress: Brandes, Nadine: Books

Link to Goodreads: Wishtress by Nadine Brandes | Goodreads

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: ARC

Summary of the Book:

She didn’t ask to be the Wishtress.

Myrthe was born with the ability to turn her tears into wishes. It’s a big secret to keep. When a granted wish goes wrong, a curse is placed on her: the next tear she sheds will kill her. She needs to journey to the Well and break the curse before it claims her life–and before the king’s militairen track her down. But in order to survive the journey, she must harden her heart to keep herself from crying even a single tear.

He can stop time with a snap of his fingers.

Bastiaan’s powerful–and rare–Talent came in handy when he kidnapped the old king. Now the new king has a job for him: find and capture the Wishtress and deliver her to the schloss. But Bastiaan needs a wish of his own. When he locates Myrthe, he agrees to take her to the Well in exchange for a wish. Once she’s fulfilled her end of the deal, he’ll turn her in. As long as his growing feelings for the girl with a stone heart don’t compromise his job.

They are on a journey that can only end one way: with her death.

Everyone seems to need a wish–the king, Myrthe’s cousin, the boy she thinks she loves. And they’re ready to bully, beg, and even betray her for it. No one knows that to grant even one of them, Myrthe would have to die. And if she tells them about her curse . . . they’ll just kill her anyway.

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. This book was just beautiful to read. It grabs you from the get-go and whisks you off on a heartbreaking journey of Myrthe and those that want wishes from her, but one wish goes wrong and changes the course of everything. Even one more tear and it will be the end of her. There were times I wish I could help her get through what she was dealing with. It is so powerful and enchanting.

My Rating of the Book: 5 Stars

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