Review: What You Wish For
Title: What you Wish For
Author: Katherine Center
Release Date: July 14, 2020
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Find it here: Goodreads
Synopsis from Goodreads: Samantha Casey loves everything about her job as an elementary school librarian on the sunny, historic island of Galveston, Texas—the goofy kids, the stately Victorian building, the butterfly garden. But when the school suddenly loses its beloved principal, it turns out his replacement will be none other than Duncan Carpenter—a former, unrequited crush of Sam’s from many years before.When Duncan shows up as her new boss, though, he’s nothing like the sweet teacher she once swooned over. He’s become stiff, and humorless, and obsessed with school safety. Now, with Duncan determined to destroy everything Sam loves about her school in the name of security—and turn it into nothing short of a prison—Sam has to stand up for everyone she cares about before the school that’s become her home is gone for good.
My Review: I was so excited to get an early copy of this to review! And while I loved it, there were a couple things that knocked it down a star for me. The story took me a little while to get into and while I loved the premise of the story, things were a little bit far fetched. The school honestly sounded lovely but several things (bringing a non service dog to school, bringing in a fake gun, and making crazy security upgrades) just didn't really seem plausible. I did manage to suspend that disbelief though (it's a private school so who really knows) and enjoyed the rest of the story. I like Sam as a main character. She's pretty all over the place and seems lost but I still liked her quite a bit. I also like how her and Duncan's relationship evolved though at times Sam really made things more difficult. Overall I enjoyed and would recommend this book!
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*