Review: Wish by Grier Cooper

Posted January 19, 2015 by Bee in Reviews / 6 Comments

Review: Wish by Grier Cooper


by Grier Cooper
Series: Indigo Dreams #1
Published on December 2nd 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Format: eBook
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
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For Indigo Stevens, ballet classes at Miss Roberta’s ballet studio offer the stability and structure that are missing from her crazy home life. At almost 16, she hopes this is the year she will be accepted into the New York School of Ballet. First she must prove she’s ready, and that means ignoring Jesse Sanders – the cute boy with dimples who is definitely at the top of Miss Roberta’s List of Forbidden Things for Dancers.

But Jesse is the least of Indigo’s concerns. When she discovers her mom is an alcoholic, it simultaneously explains everything and heaps more worry on Indigo’s shoulders. As her mom’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, Indigo fights to maintain balance, protect her younger brothers from abuse, and keep her mother from going over the edge. When the violence at home escalates, Indigo realizes she can no longer dance around the issue. At the risk of losing everything, she must take matters into her own hands before it’s too late.

I received this book for free from the publisher or author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

2.5 Stars

I feel like this book missed a lot of pieces. Like parts of it were cut out. It feels incomplete in a way. I can’t really explain it. I wish I’d loved this more, but sadly, this book was only meh…

Wish is about Indigo, who’s ballet classes with Miss Roberta offer her an escape from her crazy home life. This is the year she hopes to be accepted into the New York School of Ballet but first she has to prove she’s ready. That means ignoring Jesse Sanders, the cute boy who definitely belongs on Miss Roberta’s List of Forbidden Things for Dancers. But he is the least of her concerns. When she discovers her mom is an alcoholic, it explains everything while also heaping more worry on her shoulders.

I have a really hard time to explain what I missed in this book. Like I said, it felt incomplete. Like all the parts where it builds up to a certain plot point were missing. Because of that, I didn’t really feel anything at all. Everything happened too fast and was resolved too easily. I wasn’t really a big fan of the characters either, mainly because of what I said earlier.

I think this book should’ve been worked out a little bit better. More details and build up and developement for the characters, plot and romance. Of course this could all be just me, but hey, it’s my review and I’m just telling you what I thought.



About Grier Cooper

Grier began ballet lessons at age five and left home at fourteen to study at the School of American Ballet in New York. She has performed on three out of seven continents with companies such as San Francisco Ballet, Miami City Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet, totaling more than thirty years of experience as a dancer, teacher and performer.

Her work has been praised as “poignant and honest” with “emotional hooks that penetrate deeply.” She writes and blogs about dance in the San Francisco Bay Area and has interviewed and photographed a diverse collection dancers and performers including Clive Owen, Nicole Kidman, Glen Allen Sims and Jessica Sutta. She is the author of Build a Ballerina Body and The Daily Book of Photography.

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