Review: Magic Gone Wild by Judi Fennell

Magic Gone Wild by Judi Fennell
Series: Bottled Magic (# 3)
Release Date: August 1, 2012
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages: 384
Source:  NetGalley

Zane Harrison opens an old trunk in the attic of his family’s ancestral home to find Vana. The genie. A famously inept genie as it turns out—which explains so much about why his great-great-grandfather was rumored to have been crazy.

Vana never quite finished her genie training and, sadly, more than one master has suffered because of it, including her last master (this new one’s great-great-grandfather). But Vana’s determined to set to rights what she’d made wrong and no one is going to stop her.

Even her new master.


Review:  What would you do if you found a genie in a bottle and could get unlimited wishes? Once in a while you stumble across a book that is just…well…ummm…plain and simple a fun book to read. Who couldn’t do with a little genie magic? I’m thinking laundry, yard work, bathrooms, and windows. I think you get where I am going.

As fun as it would be sometimes things go awry as with Vana short for Nirvana. Who by the way never finished her training… She did however choose a bottle and has had some masters. When Vana is around things tend to not go as she would like them to.

Her master Peter just didn’t know what to do with her anymore so to get a little reprieve from Vana he puts her in her bottle and in the attic. He dies shortly after and she is locked there till Zane Harrison his great-great grandson comes along to get the house ready to sell.

Somehow he ends up in the bottle with Vana. Things then start to happen which confuse him. After a fairly short amount of time he comes to except Vana and finds that when he kisses her, her magic actually works the way it is supposed to.

This story is so lighthearted and delightful it was easy to fall in love with Vana and Zane as we get to share in their romance.

The things that happen along the way like the ‘children’ who are enchanted dishes. Because her magic doesn’t work right she has been unable to change them back. Then there is the coat rack, the armoire, carpet, compact…well, you get the picture. All collected by Zane’s great-great grandfather and still enchanted. They added depth to the story and made it seem like such a fun house to live in.

Ms. Fennell has captured a new fan with her delightful magic in bringing love, enchantment and genies alive. Even if the genie causes havoc in her wake you still can’t help but fall in love with her and her quest to just be herself. We all need to laugh till we cry at times. That is just how wonderful this story is.

So, go out and pick up your copy of Magic Gone Wild and fall in love with the zany life of Vana as she pulls Zane into it and falls in love. Oh! I forgot all about ‘Merlin’ the colorful talking Phoenix. I think you just may find yourself falling in love with this story I know I did. I can’t wait for the next book; but in the meantime I am going to read the first two in the series.