The Orphan's Wish

The Orphan's Wish

Orphaned and alone, Aladdin travels from the streets of his Arab homeland to a strange, faraway place. Growing up in an orphanage, he meets young Lady Kirstyn, whose father who is the powerful Duke of Hagenheim. Despite the difference in their stations, Aladdin quickly becomes Kirstyn?s favorite companion, and their childhood friendship grows into a bond that time and oppo Orphaned and alone, Aladdin travels from the streets of his Arab homeland to a strange, faraway place. Growing up in an...

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Title:The Orphan's Wish
Author:Melanie Dickerson
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:0718074831
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:343 pages pages

The Orphan's Wish Reviews

  • Loraine
    Jun 18, 2018

    So I made myself finish this. I did receive it in exchange for a review, but review was not required. I'll be quite honest--I hated this book. I'm going to try to find some good things, but we'll see. XD POSITIVES: +The 1400s was kind of a cool setting! I didn't feel like it w...

    About this book: ?From the streets to an orphanage in a faraway kingdom, Aladdin has grown up alone. Until he meets Kirstyn. With a father who is the duke of Hagenheim and a mother who is the patroness of the orphanage where Aladdin lives, Kirstyn is a member of the most powerful ...

    The Holy Land, 1401? A little boy, grieving the recent death of his mother, is taken under the wing of a street lord and forced to steal in the marketplace for food. Until the day he is seen and adopted by a kindly priest, who takes him back to the faraway Holy Roman Empire. Year...

    Book title: The Orphans Wish. Author: Melanie Dickerson. Series: Hagenheim book #8. Genre: Fairy Tale retelling without magic, Medieval. Received book from: NetGallery. Form of Book: Ebook. Reviewer: Victoria Goodbrand. Date started: March 15, 2018 at precisely 2 o?clock. Da...

    Storyline: This book has a good plot!!! Guessable at times, but still good. It felt like a different storyline than Aladdin... but there were some similar parts. (Aladdin?s name, wealth and trickery like the original story, etc). I didn?t connect with the characters, but I stil...

    As always, Melanie Dickerson is creative in her twists and new takes on fairy tales and history! The Orphan's Wish gives new life to characters like Aladdin and Abu, while adding in the beloved royal family from previous Hagenheim books (although Kirstyn's older siblings don't play muc...

    I love Melanie Dickerson's writing and stories. My absolute favorite of hers is The Merchant's Daughter. I've read and reread it multiple times and could continue to do so for a very long time. I was so excited to see a spin off of Aladdin as her newest book. Unfortunately for me, it w...

    My blog: A Magical World Of Words The premise is great and I had high hopes for the book. This review will also contain a lot of quotes from the book, because I think that's the best way to show why I didn't like the story. The writing is not great. It's amateurish, and littere...

    3.5 personal rating; would give four stars if I was the intended YA audience. This is a great, clean book that I would hand to any teen girl without batting an eye. There are some scenes with a bit of violence, but not a bunch of gore. There is a kidnapping, so heads-up to those who...

    I would like to say this book is of the same caliber as her other books...but I cannot. This book is by far her best work to date. She has brought out the very real self doubts and fears we all have and infused them into her characters. Melanie kept the action and adventure but als...

    O my goodness, I?m so excited about this book! (flails arms in excitement and squeals!) If you didn?t already know, Melanie Dickerson (also known as the ?Queen of fairy tale retellings?) has long been one of my favorite authors. I always eagerly anticipate her next release. The...

    Another fairy tale retelling from Melanie Dickerson! For those of you who?ve been waiting for Kirstyn?s turn to fall in love, it?s finally here in The Orphan?s Wish. Strangely enough, did you know Aladdin left the Middle East as a little boy and grew up in Hagenheim? I guess it...

    "But I will always be just a servant, and it will never . . . . . . . . It will never be enough." Reluctantly, Aladdin leaves Hagenheim Castle behind along with a hefty piece of his heart; the Duke of Hagenheim's lovely daughter, Kirstyn. Orphaned at an early age, forced into steal...

    Oh what a wonderful book! This has been my favorite Melanie Dickerson book from among the few she?s written in the past few years. Somehow it seemed to me to have more soul to it. The retelling was well thought out and well written. The characters? friendship and their struggle...

    An easy to read fairy retelling featuring Aladdin and Abu. What do we want from fairytales; magic, danger, swoon worthy romances, a big twist and characters to root for. This book had it all! I now want to read the others in the series. Thank you to Netgalley for the chance to read ...

    Melanie Dickerson has the wonderful ability to take the foundation of a children's fairy tale and build it in to an adult version with depth and complexity as well as great historical detail. This particular Hagenheim novel is the story of Aladdin. Aladdin is an orphan who is picke...

  • Amber Stokes
    Mar 19, 2018

    So I made myself finish this. I did receive it in exchange for a review, but review was not required. I'll be quite honest--I hated this book. I'm going to try to find some good things, but we'll see. XD POSITIVES: +The 1400s was kind of a cool setting! I didn't feel like it w...

    About this book: ?From the streets to an orphanage in a faraway kingdom, Aladdin has grown up alone. Until he meets Kirstyn. With a father who is the duke of Hagenheim and a mother who is the patroness of the orphanage where Aladdin lives, Kirstyn is a member of the most powerful ...

    The Holy Land, 1401? A little boy, grieving the recent death of his mother, is taken under the wing of a street lord and forced to steal in the marketplace for food. Until the day he is seen and adopted by a kindly priest, who takes him back to the faraway Holy Roman Empire. Year...

    Book title: The Orphans Wish. Author: Melanie Dickerson. Series: Hagenheim book #8. Genre: Fairy Tale retelling without magic, Medieval. Received book from: NetGallery. Form of Book: Ebook. Reviewer: Victoria Goodbrand. Date started: March 15, 2018 at precisely 2 o?clock. Da...

    Storyline: This book has a good plot!!! Guessable at times, but still good. It felt like a different storyline than Aladdin... but there were some similar parts. (Aladdin?s name, wealth and trickery like the original story, etc). I didn?t connect with the characters, but I stil...

    As always, Melanie Dickerson is creative in her twists and new takes on fairy tales and history! The Orphan's Wish gives new life to characters like Aladdin and Abu, while adding in the beloved royal family from previous Hagenheim books (although Kirstyn's older siblings don't play muc...

  • gem
    Apr 02, 2018

    So I made myself finish this. I did receive it in exchange for a review, but review was not required. I'll be quite honest--I hated this book. I'm going to try to find some good things, but we'll see. XD POSITIVES: +The 1400s was kind of a cool setting! I didn't feel like it w...

    About this book: ?From the streets to an orphanage in a faraway kingdom, Aladdin has grown up alone. Until he meets Kirstyn. With a father who is the duke of Hagenheim and a mother who is the patroness of the orphanage where Aladdin lives, Kirstyn is a member of the most powerful ...

    The Holy Land, 1401? A little boy, grieving the recent death of his mother, is taken under the wing of a street lord and forced to steal in the marketplace for food. Until the day he is seen and adopted by a kindly priest, who takes him back to the faraway Holy Roman Empire. Year...

    Book title: The Orphans Wish. Author: Melanie Dickerson. Series: Hagenheim book #8. Genre: Fairy Tale retelling without magic, Medieval. Received book from: NetGallery. Form of Book: Ebook. Reviewer: Victoria Goodbrand. Date started: March 15, 2018 at precisely 2 o?clock. Da...

    Storyline: This book has a good plot!!! Guessable at times, but still good. It felt like a different storyline than Aladdin... but there were some similar parts. (Aladdin?s name, wealth and trickery like the original story, etc). I didn?t connect with the characters, but I stil...

    As always, Melanie Dickerson is creative in her twists and new takes on fairy tales and history! The Orphan's Wish gives new life to characters like Aladdin and Abu, while adding in the beloved royal family from previous Hagenheim books (although Kirstyn's older siblings don't play muc...

    I love Melanie Dickerson's writing and stories. My absolute favorite of hers is The Merchant's Daughter. I've read and reread it multiple times and could continue to do so for a very long time. I was so excited to see a spin off of Aladdin as her newest book. Unfortunately for me, it w...

    My blog: A Magical World Of Words The premise is great and I had high hopes for the book. This review will also contain a lot of quotes from the book, because I think that's the best way to show why I didn't like the story. The writing is not great. It's amateurish, and littere...

    3.5 personal rating; would give four stars if I was the intended YA audience. This is a great, clean book that I would hand to any teen girl without batting an eye. There are some scenes with a bit of violence, but not a bunch of gore. There is a kidnapping, so heads-up to those who...

    I would like to say this book is of the same caliber as her other books...but I cannot. This book is by far her best work to date. She has brought out the very real self doubts and fears we all have and infused them into her characters. Melanie kept the action and adventure but als...

    O my goodness, I?m so excited about this book! (flails arms in excitement and squeals!) If you didn?t already know, Melanie Dickerson (also known as the ?Queen of fairy tale retellings?) has long been one of my favorite authors. I always eagerly anticipate her next release. The...

    Another fairy tale retelling from Melanie Dickerson! For those of you who?ve been waiting for Kirstyn?s turn to fall in love, it?s finally here in The Orphan?s Wish. Strangely enough, did you know Aladdin left the Middle East as a little boy and grew up in Hagenheim? I guess it...

    "But I will always be just a servant, and it will never . . . . . . . . It will never be enough." Reluctantly, Aladdin leaves Hagenheim Castle behind along with a hefty piece of his heart; the Duke of Hagenheim's lovely daughter, Kirstyn. Orphaned at an early age, forced into steal...

    Oh what a wonderful book! This has been my favorite Melanie Dickerson book from among the few she?s written in the past few years. Somehow it seemed to me to have more soul to it. The retelling was well thought out and well written. The characters? friendship and their struggle...

    An easy to read fairy retelling featuring Aladdin and Abu. What do we want from fairytales; magic, danger, swoon worthy romances, a big twist and characters to root for. This book had it all! I now want to read the others in the series. Thank you to Netgalley for the chance to read ...

  • Kara
    May 03, 2018

    So I made myself finish this. I did receive it in exchange for a review, but review was not required. I'll be quite honest--I hated this book. I'm going to try to find some good things, but we'll see. XD POSITIVES: +The 1400s was kind of a cool setting! I didn't feel like it w...

    About this book: ?From the streets to an orphanage in a faraway kingdom, Aladdin has grown up alone. Until he meets Kirstyn. With a father who is the duke of Hagenheim and a mother who is the patroness of the orphanage where Aladdin lives, Kirstyn is a member of the most powerful ...

    The Holy Land, 1401? A little boy, grieving the recent death of his mother, is taken under the wing of a street lord and forced to steal in the marketplace for food. Until the day he is seen and adopted by a kindly priest, who takes him back to the faraway Holy Roman Empire. Year...

    Book title: The Orphans Wish. Author: Melanie Dickerson. Series: Hagenheim book #8. Genre: Fairy Tale retelling without magic, Medieval. Received book from: NetGallery. Form of Book: Ebook. Reviewer: Victoria Goodbrand. Date started: March 15, 2018 at precisely 2 o?clock. Da...

    Storyline: This book has a good plot!!! Guessable at times, but still good. It felt like a different storyline than Aladdin... but there were some similar parts. (Aladdin?s name, wealth and trickery like the original story, etc). I didn?t connect with the characters, but I stil...

    As always, Melanie Dickerson is creative in her twists and new takes on fairy tales and history! The Orphan's Wish gives new life to characters like Aladdin and Abu, while adding in the beloved royal family from previous Hagenheim books (although Kirstyn's older siblings don't play muc...

    I love Melanie Dickerson's writing and stories. My absolute favorite of hers is The Merchant's Daughter. I've read and reread it multiple times and could continue to do so for a very long time. I was so excited to see a spin off of Aladdin as her newest book. Unfortunately for me, it w...

    My blog: A Magical World Of Words The premise is great and I had high hopes for the book. This review will also contain a lot of quotes from the book, because I think that's the best way to show why I didn't like the story. The writing is not great. It's amateurish, and littere...

    3.5 personal rating; would give four stars if I was the intended YA audience. This is a great, clean book that I would hand to any teen girl without batting an eye. There are some scenes with a bit of violence, but not a bunch of gore. There is a kidnapping, so heads-up to those who...

    I would like to say this book is of the same caliber as her other books...but I cannot. This book is by far her best work to date. She has brought out the very real self doubts and fears we all have and infused them into her characters. Melanie kept the action and adventure but als...

    O my goodness, I?m so excited about this book! (flails arms in excitement and squeals!) If you didn?t already know, Melanie Dickerson (also known as the ?Queen of fairy tale retellings?) has long been one of my favorite authors. I always eagerly anticipate her next release. The...

    Another fairy tale retelling from Melanie Dickerson! For those of you who?ve been waiting for Kirstyn?s turn to fall in love, it?s finally here in The Orphan?s Wish. Strangely enough, did you know Aladdin left the Middle East as a little boy and grew up in Hagenheim? I guess it...

    "But I will always be just a servant, and it will never . . . . . . . . It will never be enough." Reluctantly, Aladdin leaves Hagenheim Castle behind along with a hefty piece of his heart; the Duke of Hagenheim's lovely daughter, Kirstyn. Orphaned at an early age, forced into steal...

    Oh what a wonderful book! This has been my favorite Melanie Dickerson book from among the few she?s written in the past few years. Somehow it seemed to me to have more soul to it. The retelling was well thought out and well written. The characters? friendship and their struggle...

    An easy to read fairy retelling featuring Aladdin and Abu. What do we want from fairytales; magic, danger, swoon worthy romances, a big twist and characters to root for. This book had it all! I now want to read the others in the series. Thank you to Netgalley for the chance to read ...

    Melanie Dickerson has the wonderful ability to take the foundation of a children's fairy tale and build it in to an adult version with depth and complexity as well as great historical detail. This particular Hagenheim novel is the story of Aladdin. Aladdin is an orphan who is picke...

    Melanie Dickerson is amazing! Her twist on one of my top favorite fairy-tales, Aladdin, is phenomenal! Granted, it was a bit slow at the start, but once I got passed the first few chapters, it picked right up. I couldn't put it down. The story is an inspiration and refreshing to read. ...

    Oh. My. Gosh. I am a verrrrrry happy person right now. I have waited for this for so long. I lovvvvved this book. I thought the first half was a bit slow but other than that it was really pretty good. I wish that in the beginning of the book we could have seen more of Kirstyn and a lit...

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. I have to say from the first beginning where this book had a title, I was excited. I love Melanie Dickerson's work completely. I am a big fan o...

    I love retellings, when they are done right. By this I do not mean they need to mimic the classic tale we all know and love. No, I simply mean they haven't changed the story so much that it isn't recognizable anymore, but they have made it uniquely their own. That is exactly what Ms. D...

    The Orphan?s Wish ( Hagenheim #8 ) By: Melanie Dickerson The Orphan?s Wish is book eight in Hagenheim series. Ms. Dickerson outdid herself on The Orphan?s Wish. I believe it is one of her best. She knows how to take a fairy tale and turn it into a wonderful book. I was hooked r...

    This was really good! I can't wait to read more of Melanie's books. :D ...

    My goodness, have you seen this cover?!! The girl on the cover matches the girl in the story, it makes perfect sense how things turn out. Forget everything you know about Aladdin, if you're like me then that knowledge stems from the 1992 film with the late/great Robin Williams, THIS is...

  • Megan
    Jun 18, 2018

    So I made myself finish this. I did receive it in exchange for a review, but review was not required. I'll be quite honest--I hated this book. I'm going to try to find some good things, but we'll see. XD POSITIVES: +The 1400s was kind of a cool setting! I didn't feel like it w...

    About this book: ?From the streets to an orphanage in a faraway kingdom, Aladdin has grown up alone. Until he meets Kirstyn. With a father who is the duke of Hagenheim and a mother who is the patroness of the orphanage where Aladdin lives, Kirstyn is a member of the most powerful ...

    The Holy Land, 1401? A little boy, grieving the recent death of his mother, is taken under the wing of a street lord and forced to steal in the marketplace for food. Until the day he is seen and adopted by a kindly priest, who takes him back to the faraway Holy Roman Empire. Year...

    Book title: The Orphans Wish. Author: Melanie Dickerson. Series: Hagenheim book #8. Genre: Fairy Tale retelling without magic, Medieval. Received book from: NetGallery. Form of Book: Ebook. Reviewer: Victoria Goodbrand. Date started: March 15, 2018 at precisely 2 o?clock. Da...

    Storyline: This book has a good plot!!! Guessable at times, but still good. It felt like a different storyline than Aladdin... but there were some similar parts. (Aladdin?s name, wealth and trickery like the original story, etc). I didn?t connect with the characters, but I stil...

    As always, Melanie Dickerson is creative in her twists and new takes on fairy tales and history! The Orphan's Wish gives new life to characters like Aladdin and Abu, while adding in the beloved royal family from previous Hagenheim books (although Kirstyn's older siblings don't play muc...

    I love Melanie Dickerson's writing and stories. My absolute favorite of hers is The Merchant's Daughter. I've read and reread it multiple times and could continue to do so for a very long time. I was so excited to see a spin off of Aladdin as her newest book. Unfortunately for me, it w...

    My blog: A Magical World Of Words The premise is great and I had high hopes for the book. This review will also contain a lot of quotes from the book, because I think that's the best way to show why I didn't like the story. The writing is not great. It's amateurish, and littere...

    3.5 personal rating; would give four stars if I was the intended YA audience. This is a great, clean book that I would hand to any teen girl without batting an eye. There are some scenes with a bit of violence, but not a bunch of gore. There is a kidnapping, so heads-up to those who...

    I would like to say this book is of the same caliber as her other books...but I cannot. This book is by far her best work to date. She has brought out the very real self doubts and fears we all have and infused them into her characters. Melanie kept the action and adventure but als...

    O my goodness, I?m so excited about this book! (flails arms in excitement and squeals!) If you didn?t already know, Melanie Dickerson (also known as the ?Queen of fairy tale retellings?) has long been one of my favorite authors. I always eagerly anticipate her next release. The...

  • Terry Bell
    Mar 29, 2018

    So I made myself finish this. I did receive it in exchange for a review, but review was not required. I'll be quite honest--I hated this book. I'm going to try to find some good things, but we'll see. XD POSITIVES: +The 1400s was kind of a cool setting! I didn't feel like it w...

    About this book: ?From the streets to an orphanage in a faraway kingdom, Aladdin has grown up alone. Until he meets Kirstyn. With a father who is the duke of Hagenheim and a mother who is the patroness of the orphanage where Aladdin lives, Kirstyn is a member of the most powerful ...

    The Holy Land, 1401? A little boy, grieving the recent death of his mother, is taken under the wing of a street lord and forced to steal in the marketplace for food. Until the day he is seen and adopted by a kindly priest, who takes him back to the faraway Holy Roman Empire. Year...

    Book title: The Orphans Wish. Author: Melanie Dickerson. Series: Hagenheim book #8. Genre: Fairy Tale retelling without magic, Medieval. Received book from: NetGallery. Form of Book: Ebook. Reviewer: Victoria Goodbrand. Date started: March 15, 2018 at precisely 2 o?clock. Da...

    Storyline: This book has a good plot!!! Guessable at times, but still good. It felt like a different storyline than Aladdin... but there were some similar parts. (Aladdin?s name, wealth and trickery like the original story, etc). I didn?t connect with the characters, but I stil...

    As always, Melanie Dickerson is creative in her twists and new takes on fairy tales and history! The Orphan's Wish gives new life to characters like Aladdin and Abu, while adding in the beloved royal family from previous Hagenheim books (although Kirstyn's older siblings don't play muc...

    I love Melanie Dickerson's writing and stories. My absolute favorite of hers is The Merchant's Daughter. I've read and reread it multiple times and could continue to do so for a very long time. I was so excited to see a spin off of Aladdin as her newest book. Unfortunately for me, it w...

    My blog: A Magical World Of Words The premise is great and I had high hopes for the book. This review will also contain a lot of quotes from the book, because I think that's the best way to show why I didn't like the story. The writing is not great. It's amateurish, and littere...

    3.5 personal rating; would give four stars if I was the intended YA audience. This is a great, clean book that I would hand to any teen girl without batting an eye. There are some scenes with a bit of violence, but not a bunch of gore. There is a kidnapping, so heads-up to those who...

    I would like to say this book is of the same caliber as her other books...but I cannot. This book is by far her best work to date. She has brought out the very real self doubts and fears we all have and infused them into her characters. Melanie kept the action and adventure but als...

  • Susan Snodgrass
    May 29, 2018

    So I made myself finish this. I did receive it in exchange for a review, but review was not required. I'll be quite honest--I hated this book. I'm going to try to find some good things, but we'll see. XD POSITIVES: +The 1400s was kind of a cool setting! I didn't feel like it w...

    About this book: ?From the streets to an orphanage in a faraway kingdom, Aladdin has grown up alone. Until he meets Kirstyn. With a father who is the duke of Hagenheim and a mother who is the patroness of the orphanage where Aladdin lives, Kirstyn is a member of the most powerful ...

    The Holy Land, 1401? A little boy, grieving the recent death of his mother, is taken under the wing of a street lord and forced to steal in the marketplace for food. Until the day he is seen and adopted by a kindly priest, who takes him back to the faraway Holy Roman Empire. Year...

    Book title: The Orphans Wish. Author: Melanie Dickerson. Series: Hagenheim book #8. Genre: Fairy Tale retelling without magic, Medieval. Received book from: NetGallery. Form of Book: Ebook. Reviewer: Victoria Goodbrand. Date started: March 15, 2018 at precisely 2 o?clock. Da...

    Storyline: This book has a good plot!!! Guessable at times, but still good. It felt like a different storyline than Aladdin... but there were some similar parts. (Aladdin?s name, wealth and trickery like the original story, etc). I didn?t connect with the characters, but I stil...

    As always, Melanie Dickerson is creative in her twists and new takes on fairy tales and history! The Orphan's Wish gives new life to characters like Aladdin and Abu, while adding in the beloved royal family from previous Hagenheim books (although Kirstyn's older siblings don't play muc...

    I love Melanie Dickerson's writing and stories. My absolute favorite of hers is The Merchant's Daughter. I've read and reread it multiple times and could continue to do so for a very long time. I was so excited to see a spin off of Aladdin as her newest book. Unfortunately for me, it w...

    My blog: A Magical World Of Words The premise is great and I had high hopes for the book. This review will also contain a lot of quotes from the book, because I think that's the best way to show why I didn't like the story. The writing is not great. It's amateurish, and littere...

    3.5 personal rating; would give four stars if I was the intended YA audience. This is a great, clean book that I would hand to any teen girl without batting an eye. There are some scenes with a bit of violence, but not a bunch of gore. There is a kidnapping, so heads-up to those who...

    I would like to say this book is of the same caliber as her other books...but I cannot. This book is by far her best work to date. She has brought out the very real self doubts and fears we all have and infused them into her characters. Melanie kept the action and adventure but als...

    O my goodness, I?m so excited about this book! (flails arms in excitement and squeals!) If you didn?t already know, Melanie Dickerson (also known as the ?Queen of fairy tale retellings?) has long been one of my favorite authors. I always eagerly anticipate her next release. The...

    Another fairy tale retelling from Melanie Dickerson! For those of you who?ve been waiting for Kirstyn?s turn to fall in love, it?s finally here in The Orphan?s Wish. Strangely enough, did you know Aladdin left the Middle East as a little boy and grew up in Hagenheim? I guess it...

    "But I will always be just a servant, and it will never . . . . . . . . It will never be enough." Reluctantly, Aladdin leaves Hagenheim Castle behind along with a hefty piece of his heart; the Duke of Hagenheim's lovely daughter, Kirstyn. Orphaned at an early age, forced into steal...

    Oh what a wonderful book! This has been my favorite Melanie Dickerson book from among the few she?s written in the past few years. Somehow it seemed to me to have more soul to it. The retelling was well thought out and well written. The characters? friendship and their struggle...

    An easy to read fairy retelling featuring Aladdin and Abu. What do we want from fairytales; magic, danger, swoon worthy romances, a big twist and characters to root for. This book had it all! I now want to read the others in the series. Thank you to Netgalley for the chance to read ...

    Melanie Dickerson has the wonderful ability to take the foundation of a children's fairy tale and build it in to an adult version with depth and complexity as well as great historical detail. This particular Hagenheim novel is the story of Aladdin. Aladdin is an orphan who is picke...

    Melanie Dickerson is amazing! Her twist on one of my top favorite fairy-tales, Aladdin, is phenomenal! Granted, it was a bit slow at the start, but once I got passed the first few chapters, it picked right up. I couldn't put it down. The story is an inspiration and refreshing to read. ...

    Oh. My. Gosh. I am a verrrrrry happy person right now. I have waited for this for so long. I lovvvvved this book. I thought the first half was a bit slow but other than that it was really pretty good. I wish that in the beginning of the book we could have seen more of Kirstyn and a lit...

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. I have to say from the first beginning where this book had a title, I was excited. I love Melanie Dickerson's work completely. I am a big fan o...

    I love retellings, when they are done right. By this I do not mean they need to mimic the classic tale we all know and love. No, I simply mean they haven't changed the story so much that it isn't recognizable anymore, but they have made it uniquely their own. That is exactly what Ms. D...

    The Orphan?s Wish ( Hagenheim #8 ) By: Melanie Dickerson The Orphan?s Wish is book eight in Hagenheim series. Ms. Dickerson outdid herself on The Orphan?s Wish. I believe it is one of her best. She knows how to take a fairy tale and turn it into a wonderful book. I was hooked r...

    This was really good! I can't wait to read more of Melanie's books. :D ...

    My goodness, have you seen this cover?!! The girl on the cover matches the girl in the story, it makes perfect sense how things turn out. Forget everything you know about Aladdin, if you're like me then that knowledge stems from the 1992 film with the late/great Robin Williams, THIS is...

    Another win by Melanie Dickerson. Although I would never have guessed that the character of Aladdin would make an appearance in Hagenheim, Dickerson made his story come to life in a new and exciting way. Although at first I was hoping for an Arabian Princess as the heroine in this stor...

    Melanie Dickerson once again proved her unique ability to take a well known fairy tale, rework it and make it into a spiritual take. This go round, she takes on the story of Aladdin. We meet him as a young boy whose mother had just died and he must find a way to support himself as an o...

  • Megan
    Oct 16, 2018

    So I made myself finish this. I did receive it in exchange for a review, but review was not required. I'll be quite honest--I hated this book. I'm going to try to find some good things, but we'll see. XD POSITIVES: +The 1400s was kind of a cool setting! I didn't feel like it w...

    About this book: ?From the streets to an orphanage in a faraway kingdom, Aladdin has grown up alone. Until he meets Kirstyn. With a father who is the duke of Hagenheim and a mother who is the patroness of the orphanage where Aladdin lives, Kirstyn is a member of the most powerful ...

    The Holy Land, 1401? A little boy, grieving the recent death of his mother, is taken under the wing of a street lord and forced to steal in the marketplace for food. Until the day he is seen and adopted by a kindly priest, who takes him back to the faraway Holy Roman Empire. Year...

    Book title: The Orphans Wish. Author: Melanie Dickerson. Series: Hagenheim book #8. Genre: Fairy Tale retelling without magic, Medieval. Received book from: NetGallery. Form of Book: Ebook. Reviewer: Victoria Goodbrand. Date started: March 15, 2018 at precisely 2 o?clock. Da...

    Storyline: This book has a good plot!!! Guessable at times, but still good. It felt like a different storyline than Aladdin... but there were some similar parts. (Aladdin?s name, wealth and trickery like the original story, etc). I didn?t connect with the characters, but I stil...

    As always, Melanie Dickerson is creative in her twists and new takes on fairy tales and history! The Orphan's Wish gives new life to characters like Aladdin and Abu, while adding in the beloved royal family from previous Hagenheim books (although Kirstyn's older siblings don't play muc...

    I love Melanie Dickerson's writing and stories. My absolute favorite of hers is The Merchant's Daughter. I've read and reread it multiple times and could continue to do so for a very long time. I was so excited to see a spin off of Aladdin as her newest book. Unfortunately for me, it w...

    My blog: A Magical World Of Words The premise is great and I had high hopes for the book. This review will also contain a lot of quotes from the book, because I think that's the best way to show why I didn't like the story. The writing is not great. It's amateurish, and littere...

    3.5 personal rating; would give four stars if I was the intended YA audience. This is a great, clean book that I would hand to any teen girl without batting an eye. There are some scenes with a bit of violence, but not a bunch of gore. There is a kidnapping, so heads-up to those who...

    I would like to say this book is of the same caliber as her other books...but I cannot. This book is by far her best work to date. She has brought out the very real self doubts and fears we all have and infused them into her characters. Melanie kept the action and adventure but als...

    O my goodness, I?m so excited about this book! (flails arms in excitement and squeals!) If you didn?t already know, Melanie Dickerson (also known as the ?Queen of fairy tale retellings?) has long been one of my favorite authors. I always eagerly anticipate her next release. The...

    Another fairy tale retelling from Melanie Dickerson! For those of you who?ve been waiting for Kirstyn?s turn to fall in love, it?s finally here in The Orphan?s Wish. Strangely enough, did you know Aladdin left the Middle East as a little boy and grew up in Hagenheim? I guess it...

    "But I will always be just a servant, and it will never . . . . . . . . It will never be enough." Reluctantly, Aladdin leaves Hagenheim Castle behind along with a hefty piece of his heart; the Duke of Hagenheim's lovely daughter, Kirstyn. Orphaned at an early age, forced into steal...

    Oh what a wonderful book! This has been my favorite Melanie Dickerson book from among the few she?s written in the past few years. Somehow it seemed to me to have more soul to it. The retelling was well thought out and well written. The characters? friendship and their struggle...

    An easy to read fairy retelling featuring Aladdin and Abu. What do we want from fairytales; magic, danger, swoon worthy romances, a big twist and characters to root for. This book had it all! I now want to read the others in the series. Thank you to Netgalley for the chance to read ...

    Melanie Dickerson has the wonderful ability to take the foundation of a children's fairy tale and build it in to an adult version with depth and complexity as well as great historical detail. This particular Hagenheim novel is the story of Aladdin. Aladdin is an orphan who is picke...

    Melanie Dickerson is amazing! Her twist on one of my top favorite fairy-tales, Aladdin, is phenomenal! Granted, it was a bit slow at the start, but once I got passed the first few chapters, it picked right up. I couldn't put it down. The story is an inspiration and refreshing to read. ...

    Oh. My. Gosh. I am a verrrrrry happy person right now. I have waited for this for so long. I lovvvvved this book. I thought the first half was a bit slow but other than that it was really pretty good. I wish that in the beginning of the book we could have seen more of Kirstyn and a lit...

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. I have to say from the first beginning where this book had a title, I was excited. I love Melanie Dickerson's work completely. I am a big fan o...

    I love retellings, when they are done right. By this I do not mean they need to mimic the classic tale we all know and love. No, I simply mean they haven't changed the story so much that it isn't recognizable anymore, but they have made it uniquely their own. That is exactly what Ms. D...

    The Orphan?s Wish ( Hagenheim #8 ) By: Melanie Dickerson The Orphan?s Wish is book eight in Hagenheim series. Ms. Dickerson outdid herself on The Orphan?s Wish. I believe it is one of her best. She knows how to take a fairy tale and turn it into a wonderful book. I was hooked r...

    This was really good! I can't wait to read more of Melanie's books. :D ...

    My goodness, have you seen this cover?!! The girl on the cover matches the girl in the story, it makes perfect sense how things turn out. Forget everything you know about Aladdin, if you're like me then that knowledge stems from the 1992 film with the late/great Robin Williams, THIS is...

    Another win by Melanie Dickerson. Although I would never have guessed that the character of Aladdin would make an appearance in Hagenheim, Dickerson made his story come to life in a new and exciting way. Although at first I was hoping for an Arabian Princess as the heroine in this stor...

    Melanie Dickerson once again proved her unique ability to take a well known fairy tale, rework it and make it into a spiritual take. This go round, she takes on the story of Aladdin. We meet him as a young boy whose mother had just died and he must find a way to support himself as an o...

    I'm going to start by saying if you read this book just because it is an Aladdin retelling, you might be disappointed. There are some similarities, but this book happens in the world and with the family the author has already created. I'm rating this one 3.5 stars and that makes me...

  • Rebecca
    Sep 29, 2018

    So I made myself finish this. I did receive it in exchange for a review, but review was not required. I'll be quite honest--I hated this book. I'm going to try to find some good things, but we'll see. XD POSITIVES: +The 1400s was kind of a cool setting! I didn't feel like it w...

    About this book: ?From the streets to an orphanage in a faraway kingdom, Aladdin has grown up alone. Until he meets Kirstyn. With a father who is the duke of Hagenheim and a mother who is the patroness of the orphanage where Aladdin lives, Kirstyn is a member of the most powerful ...

    The Holy Land, 1401? A little boy, grieving the recent death of his mother, is taken under the wing of a street lord and forced to steal in the marketplace for food. Until the day he is seen and adopted by a kindly priest, who takes him back to the faraway Holy Roman Empire. Year...

    Book title: The Orphans Wish. Author: Melanie Dickerson. Series: Hagenheim book #8. Genre: Fairy Tale retelling without magic, Medieval. Received book from: NetGallery. Form of Book: Ebook. Reviewer: Victoria Goodbrand. Date started: March 15, 2018 at precisely 2 o?clock. Da...

    Storyline: This book has a good plot!!! Guessable at times, but still good. It felt like a different storyline than Aladdin... but there were some similar parts. (Aladdin?s name, wealth and trickery like the original story, etc). I didn?t connect with the characters, but I stil...

    As always, Melanie Dickerson is creative in her twists and new takes on fairy tales and history! The Orphan's Wish gives new life to characters like Aladdin and Abu, while adding in the beloved royal family from previous Hagenheim books (although Kirstyn's older siblings don't play muc...

    I love Melanie Dickerson's writing and stories. My absolute favorite of hers is The Merchant's Daughter. I've read and reread it multiple times and could continue to do so for a very long time. I was so excited to see a spin off of Aladdin as her newest book. Unfortunately for me, it w...

    My blog: A Magical World Of Words The premise is great and I had high hopes for the book. This review will also contain a lot of quotes from the book, because I think that's the best way to show why I didn't like the story. The writing is not great. It's amateurish, and littere...

    3.5 personal rating; would give four stars if I was the intended YA audience. This is a great, clean book that I would hand to any teen girl without batting an eye. There are some scenes with a bit of violence, but not a bunch of gore. There is a kidnapping, so heads-up to those who...

    I would like to say this book is of the same caliber as her other books...but I cannot. This book is by far her best work to date. She has brought out the very real self doubts and fears we all have and infused them into her characters. Melanie kept the action and adventure but als...

    O my goodness, I?m so excited about this book! (flails arms in excitement and squeals!) If you didn?t already know, Melanie Dickerson (also known as the ?Queen of fairy tale retellings?) has long been one of my favorite authors. I always eagerly anticipate her next release. The...

    Another fairy tale retelling from Melanie Dickerson! For those of you who?ve been waiting for Kirstyn?s turn to fall in love, it?s finally here in The Orphan?s Wish. Strangely enough, did you know Aladdin left the Middle East as a little boy and grew up in Hagenheim? I guess it...

    "But I will always be just a servant, and it will never . . . . . . . . It will never be enough." Reluctantly, Aladdin leaves Hagenheim Castle behind along with a hefty piece of his heart; the Duke of Hagenheim's lovely daughter, Kirstyn. Orphaned at an early age, forced into steal...

  • Trisha
    Mar 27, 2018

    So I made myself finish this. I did receive it in exchange for a review, but review was not required. I'll be quite honest--I hated this book. I'm going to try to find some good things, but we'll see. XD POSITIVES: +The 1400s was kind of a cool setting! I didn't feel like it w...

    About this book: ?From the streets to an orphanage in a faraway kingdom, Aladdin has grown up alone. Until he meets Kirstyn. With a father who is the duke of Hagenheim and a mother who is the patroness of the orphanage where Aladdin lives, Kirstyn is a member of the most powerful ...

    The Holy Land, 1401? A little boy, grieving the recent death of his mother, is taken under the wing of a street lord and forced to steal in the marketplace for food. Until the day he is seen and adopted by a kindly priest, who takes him back to the faraway Holy Roman Empire. Year...

    Book title: The Orphans Wish. Author: Melanie Dickerson. Series: Hagenheim book #8. Genre: Fairy Tale retelling without magic, Medieval. Received book from: NetGallery. Form of Book: Ebook. Reviewer: Victoria Goodbrand. Date started: March 15, 2018 at precisely 2 o?clock. Da...

    Storyline: This book has a good plot!!! Guessable at times, but still good. It felt like a different storyline than Aladdin... but there were some similar parts. (Aladdin?s name, wealth and trickery like the original story, etc). I didn?t connect with the characters, but I stil...

    As always, Melanie Dickerson is creative in her twists and new takes on fairy tales and history! The Orphan's Wish gives new life to characters like Aladdin and Abu, while adding in the beloved royal family from previous Hagenheim books (although Kirstyn's older siblings don't play muc...

    I love Melanie Dickerson's writing and stories. My absolute favorite of hers is The Merchant's Daughter. I've read and reread it multiple times and could continue to do so for a very long time. I was so excited to see a spin off of Aladdin as her newest book. Unfortunately for me, it w...

    My blog: A Magical World Of Words The premise is great and I had high hopes for the book. This review will also contain a lot of quotes from the book, because I think that's the best way to show why I didn't like the story. The writing is not great. It's amateurish, and littere...

    3.5 personal rating; would give four stars if I was the intended YA audience. This is a great, clean book that I would hand to any teen girl without batting an eye. There are some scenes with a bit of violence, but not a bunch of gore. There is a kidnapping, so heads-up to those who...

    I would like to say this book is of the same caliber as her other books...but I cannot. This book is by far her best work to date. She has brought out the very real self doubts and fears we all have and infused them into her characters. Melanie kept the action and adventure but als...

    O my goodness, I?m so excited about this book! (flails arms in excitement and squeals!) If you didn?t already know, Melanie Dickerson (also known as the ?Queen of fairy tale retellings?) has long been one of my favorite authors. I always eagerly anticipate her next release. The...

    Another fairy tale retelling from Melanie Dickerson! For those of you who?ve been waiting for Kirstyn?s turn to fall in love, it?s finally here in The Orphan?s Wish. Strangely enough, did you know Aladdin left the Middle East as a little boy and grew up in Hagenheim? I guess it...

    "But I will always be just a servant, and it will never . . . . . . . . It will never be enough." Reluctantly, Aladdin leaves Hagenheim Castle behind along with a hefty piece of his heart; the Duke of Hagenheim's lovely daughter, Kirstyn. Orphaned at an early age, forced into steal...

    Oh what a wonderful book! This has been my favorite Melanie Dickerson book from among the few she?s written in the past few years. Somehow it seemed to me to have more soul to it. The retelling was well thought out and well written. The characters? friendship and their struggle...

    An easy to read fairy retelling featuring Aladdin and Abu. What do we want from fairytales; magic, danger, swoon worthy romances, a big twist and characters to root for. This book had it all! I now want to read the others in the series. Thank you to Netgalley for the chance to read ...

    Melanie Dickerson has the wonderful ability to take the foundation of a children's fairy tale and build it in to an adult version with depth and complexity as well as great historical detail. This particular Hagenheim novel is the story of Aladdin. Aladdin is an orphan who is picke...

    Melanie Dickerson is amazing! Her twist on one of my top favorite fairy-tales, Aladdin, is phenomenal! Granted, it was a bit slow at the start, but once I got passed the first few chapters, it picked right up. I couldn't put it down. The story is an inspiration and refreshing to read. ...

    Oh. My. Gosh. I am a verrrrrry happy person right now. I have waited for this for so long. I lovvvvved this book. I thought the first half was a bit slow but other than that it was really pretty good. I wish that in the beginning of the book we could have seen more of Kirstyn and a lit...

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. I have to say from the first beginning where this book had a title, I was excited. I love Melanie Dickerson's work completely. I am a big fan o...

    I love retellings, when they are done right. By this I do not mean they need to mimic the classic tale we all know and love. No, I simply mean they haven't changed the story so much that it isn't recognizable anymore, but they have made it uniquely their own. That is exactly what Ms. D...

    The Orphan?s Wish ( Hagenheim #8 ) By: Melanie Dickerson The Orphan?s Wish is book eight in Hagenheim series. Ms. Dickerson outdid herself on The Orphan?s Wish. I believe it is one of her best. She knows how to take a fairy tale and turn it into a wonderful book. I was hooked r...

    This was really good! I can't wait to read more of Melanie's books. :D ...

    My goodness, have you seen this cover?!! The girl on the cover matches the girl in the story, it makes perfect sense how things turn out. Forget everything you know about Aladdin, if you're like me then that knowledge stems from the 1992 film with the late/great Robin Williams, THIS is...

    Another win by Melanie Dickerson. Although I would never have guessed that the character of Aladdin would make an appearance in Hagenheim, Dickerson made his story come to life in a new and exciting way. Although at first I was hoping for an Arabian Princess as the heroine in this stor...

    Melanie Dickerson once again proved her unique ability to take a well known fairy tale, rework it and make it into a spiritual take. This go round, she takes on the story of Aladdin. We meet him as a young boy whose mother had just died and he must find a way to support himself as an o...

    I'm going to start by saying if you read this book just because it is an Aladdin retelling, you might be disappointed. There are some similarities, but this book happens in the world and with the family the author has already created. I'm rating this one 3.5 stars and that makes me...

    Once again, Melanie does a fantastic job! What I always love most about Melanie books is no matter who the characters are or what adaption she is doing, you can always find a way to relate to the characters. From Aladdin just wishing to be accepted and loved by everyone to Kirstyn'...

    This is the sweetest story Dickerson has ever written (and that is saying something) and quite possibly the sweetest story ever. An absolutely lovely Aladdin retelling with enough that is new and enough kept of the old to keep it both interesting as well as traditional. Definite crosso...

    4 1/2 stars *Happy sigh* Guys, I've been beyond excited for The Orphan's Wish since I heard about it and the day it came out, I rushed out to buy it. First of all, we need to acknowledge the loveliness of the cover. Those colors are amazing? I really enjoyed this book (...

    The Orphan's Wish by Melanie Dickerson is one that will have you glued and guessing every step of the way. Romance, mystery, and adventure awaits in this new book, and it is quite the story. An orphan, Aladdin, becomes best friends with a girl named Lady Kirstyn whom is not from his so...

  • Elizabeth
    Jun 18, 2018

    So I made myself finish this. I did receive it in exchange for a review, but review was not required. I'll be quite honest--I hated this book. I'm going to try to find some good things, but we'll see. XD POSITIVES: +The 1400s was kind of a cool setting! I didn't feel like it w...

    About this book: ?From the streets to an orphanage in a faraway kingdom, Aladdin has grown up alone. Until he meets Kirstyn. With a father who is the duke of Hagenheim and a mother who is the patroness of the orphanage where Aladdin lives, Kirstyn is a member of the most powerful ...

    The Holy Land, 1401? A little boy, grieving the recent death of his mother, is taken under the wing of a street lord and forced to steal in the marketplace for food. Until the day he is seen and adopted by a kindly priest, who takes him back to the faraway Holy Roman Empire. Year...

    Book title: The Orphans Wish. Author: Melanie Dickerson. Series: Hagenheim book #8. Genre: Fairy Tale retelling without magic, Medieval. Received book from: NetGallery. Form of Book: Ebook. Reviewer: Victoria Goodbrand. Date started: March 15, 2018 at precisely 2 o?clock. Da...

    Storyline: This book has a good plot!!! Guessable at times, but still good. It felt like a different storyline than Aladdin... but there were some similar parts. (Aladdin?s name, wealth and trickery like the original story, etc). I didn?t connect with the characters, but I stil...

    As always, Melanie Dickerson is creative in her twists and new takes on fairy tales and history! The Orphan's Wish gives new life to characters like Aladdin and Abu, while adding in the beloved royal family from previous Hagenheim books (although Kirstyn's older siblings don't play muc...

    I love Melanie Dickerson's writing and stories. My absolute favorite of hers is The Merchant's Daughter. I've read and reread it multiple times and could continue to do so for a very long time. I was so excited to see a spin off of Aladdin as her newest book. Unfortunately for me, it w...

    My blog: A Magical World Of Words The premise is great and I had high hopes for the book. This review will also contain a lot of quotes from the book, because I think that's the best way to show why I didn't like the story. The writing is not great. It's amateurish, and littere...

    3.5 personal rating; would give four stars if I was the intended YA audience. This is a great, clean book that I would hand to any teen girl without batting an eye. There are some scenes with a bit of violence, but not a bunch of gore. There is a kidnapping, so heads-up to those who...

    I would like to say this book is of the same caliber as her other books...but I cannot. This book is by far her best work to date. She has brought out the very real self doubts and fears we all have and infused them into her characters. Melanie kept the action and adventure but als...

    O my goodness, I?m so excited about this book! (flails arms in excitement and squeals!) If you didn?t already know, Melanie Dickerson (also known as the ?Queen of fairy tale retellings?) has long been one of my favorite authors. I always eagerly anticipate her next release. The...

    Another fairy tale retelling from Melanie Dickerson! For those of you who?ve been waiting for Kirstyn?s turn to fall in love, it?s finally here in The Orphan?s Wish. Strangely enough, did you know Aladdin left the Middle East as a little boy and grew up in Hagenheim? I guess it...

    "But I will always be just a servant, and it will never . . . . . . . . It will never be enough." Reluctantly, Aladdin leaves Hagenheim Castle behind along with a hefty piece of his heart; the Duke of Hagenheim's lovely daughter, Kirstyn. Orphaned at an early age, forced into steal...

    Oh what a wonderful book! This has been my favorite Melanie Dickerson book from among the few she?s written in the past few years. Somehow it seemed to me to have more soul to it. The retelling was well thought out and well written. The characters? friendship and their struggle...

    An easy to read fairy retelling featuring Aladdin and Abu. What do we want from fairytales; magic, danger, swoon worthy romances, a big twist and characters to root for. This book had it all! I now want to read the others in the series. Thank you to Netgalley for the chance to read ...

    Melanie Dickerson has the wonderful ability to take the foundation of a children's fairy tale and build it in to an adult version with depth and complexity as well as great historical detail. This particular Hagenheim novel is the story of Aladdin. Aladdin is an orphan who is picke...

    Melanie Dickerson is amazing! Her twist on one of my top favorite fairy-tales, Aladdin, is phenomenal! Granted, it was a bit slow at the start, but once I got passed the first few chapters, it picked right up. I couldn't put it down. The story is an inspiration and refreshing to read. ...

    Oh. My. Gosh. I am a verrrrrry happy person right now. I have waited for this for so long. I lovvvvved this book. I thought the first half was a bit slow but other than that it was really pretty good. I wish that in the beginning of the book we could have seen more of Kirstyn and a lit...

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. I have to say from the first beginning where this book had a title, I was excited. I love Melanie Dickerson's work completely. I am a big fan o...

    I love retellings, when they are done right. By this I do not mean they need to mimic the classic tale we all know and love. No, I simply mean they haven't changed the story so much that it isn't recognizable anymore, but they have made it uniquely their own. That is exactly what Ms. D...

    The Orphan?s Wish ( Hagenheim #8 ) By: Melanie Dickerson The Orphan?s Wish is book eight in Hagenheim series. Ms. Dickerson outdid herself on The Orphan?s Wish. I believe it is one of her best. She knows how to take a fairy tale and turn it into a wonderful book. I was hooked r...

  • kerrycat
    Apr 27, 2018

    So I made myself finish this. I did receive it in exchange for a review, but review was not required. I'll be quite honest--I hated this book. I'm going to try to find some good things, but we'll see. XD POSITIVES: +The 1400s was kind of a cool setting! I didn't feel like it w...

    About this book: ?From the streets to an orphanage in a faraway kingdom, Aladdin has grown up alone. Until he meets Kirstyn. With a father who is the duke of Hagenheim and a mother who is the patroness of the orphanage where Aladdin lives, Kirstyn is a member of the most powerful ...

    The Holy Land, 1401? A little boy, grieving the recent death of his mother, is taken under the wing of a street lord and forced to steal in the marketplace for food. Until the day he is seen and adopted by a kindly priest, who takes him back to the faraway Holy Roman Empire. Year...

    Book title: The Orphans Wish. Author: Melanie Dickerson. Series: Hagenheim book #8. Genre: Fairy Tale retelling without magic, Medieval. Received book from: NetGallery. Form of Book: Ebook. Reviewer: Victoria Goodbrand. Date started: March 15, 2018 at precisely 2 o?clock. Da...

    Storyline: This book has a good plot!!! Guessable at times, but still good. It felt like a different storyline than Aladdin... but there were some similar parts. (Aladdin?s name, wealth and trickery like the original story, etc). I didn?t connect with the characters, but I stil...

    As always, Melanie Dickerson is creative in her twists and new takes on fairy tales and history! The Orphan's Wish gives new life to characters like Aladdin and Abu, while adding in the beloved royal family from previous Hagenheim books (although Kirstyn's older siblings don't play muc...

    I love Melanie Dickerson's writing and stories. My absolute favorite of hers is The Merchant's Daughter. I've read and reread it multiple times and could continue to do so for a very long time. I was so excited to see a spin off of Aladdin as her newest book. Unfortunately for me, it w...

    My blog: A Magical World Of Words The premise is great and I had high hopes for the book. This review will also contain a lot of quotes from the book, because I think that's the best way to show why I didn't like the story. The writing is not great. It's amateurish, and littere...

    3.5 personal rating; would give four stars if I was the intended YA audience. This is a great, clean book that I would hand to any teen girl without batting an eye. There are some scenes with a bit of violence, but not a bunch of gore. There is a kidnapping, so heads-up to those who...

    I would like to say this book is of the same caliber as her other books...but I cannot. This book is by far her best work to date. She has brought out the very real self doubts and fears we all have and infused them into her characters. Melanie kept the action and adventure but als...

    O my goodness, I?m so excited about this book! (flails arms in excitement and squeals!) If you didn?t already know, Melanie Dickerson (also known as the ?Queen of fairy tale retellings?) has long been one of my favorite authors. I always eagerly anticipate her next release. The...

    Another fairy tale retelling from Melanie Dickerson! For those of you who?ve been waiting for Kirstyn?s turn to fall in love, it?s finally here in The Orphan?s Wish. Strangely enough, did you know Aladdin left the Middle East as a little boy and grew up in Hagenheim? I guess it...

    "But I will always be just a servant, and it will never . . . . . . . . It will never be enough." Reluctantly, Aladdin leaves Hagenheim Castle behind along with a hefty piece of his heart; the Duke of Hagenheim's lovely daughter, Kirstyn. Orphaned at an early age, forced into steal...

    Oh what a wonderful book! This has been my favorite Melanie Dickerson book from among the few she?s written in the past few years. Somehow it seemed to me to have more soul to it. The retelling was well thought out and well written. The characters? friendship and their struggle...

    An easy to read fairy retelling featuring Aladdin and Abu. What do we want from fairytales; magic, danger, swoon worthy romances, a big twist and characters to root for. This book had it all! I now want to read the others in the series. Thank you to Netgalley for the chance to read ...

    Melanie Dickerson has the wonderful ability to take the foundation of a children's fairy tale and build it in to an adult version with depth and complexity as well as great historical detail. This particular Hagenheim novel is the story of Aladdin. Aladdin is an orphan who is picke...

    Melanie Dickerson is amazing! Her twist on one of my top favorite fairy-tales, Aladdin, is phenomenal! Granted, it was a bit slow at the start, but once I got passed the first few chapters, it picked right up. I couldn't put it down. The story is an inspiration and refreshing to read. ...

    Oh. My. Gosh. I am a verrrrrry happy person right now. I have waited for this for so long. I lovvvvved this book. I thought the first half was a bit slow but other than that it was really pretty good. I wish that in the beginning of the book we could have seen more of Kirstyn and a lit...

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. I have to say from the first beginning where this book had a title, I was excited. I love Melanie Dickerson's work completely. I am a big fan o...

    I love retellings, when they are done right. By this I do not mean they need to mimic the classic tale we all know and love. No, I simply mean they haven't changed the story so much that it isn't recognizable anymore, but they have made it uniquely their own. That is exactly what Ms. D...

    The Orphan?s Wish ( Hagenheim #8 ) By: Melanie Dickerson The Orphan?s Wish is book eight in Hagenheim series. Ms. Dickerson outdid herself on The Orphan?s Wish. I believe it is one of her best. She knows how to take a fairy tale and turn it into a wonderful book. I was hooked r...

    This was really good! I can't wait to read more of Melanie's books. :D ...

    My goodness, have you seen this cover?!! The girl on the cover matches the girl in the story, it makes perfect sense how things turn out. Forget everything you know about Aladdin, if you're like me then that knowledge stems from the 1992 film with the late/great Robin Williams, THIS is...

    Another win by Melanie Dickerson. Although I would never have guessed that the character of Aladdin would make an appearance in Hagenheim, Dickerson made his story come to life in a new and exciting way. Although at first I was hoping for an Arabian Princess as the heroine in this stor...

    Melanie Dickerson once again proved her unique ability to take a well known fairy tale, rework it and make it into a spiritual take. This go round, she takes on the story of Aladdin. We meet him as a young boy whose mother had just died and he must find a way to support himself as an o...

    I'm going to start by saying if you read this book just because it is an Aladdin retelling, you might be disappointed. There are some similarities, but this book happens in the world and with the family the author has already created. I'm rating this one 3.5 stars and that makes me...

    Once again, Melanie does a fantastic job! What I always love most about Melanie books is no matter who the characters are or what adaption she is doing, you can always find a way to relate to the characters. From Aladdin just wishing to be accepted and loved by everyone to Kirstyn'...

    This is the sweetest story Dickerson has ever written (and that is saying something) and quite possibly the sweetest story ever. An absolutely lovely Aladdin retelling with enough that is new and enough kept of the old to keep it both interesting as well as traditional. Definite crosso...

  • Hannah
    Jun 16, 2018

    So I made myself finish this. I did receive it in exchange for a review, but review was not required. I'll be quite honest--I hated this book. I'm going to try to find some good things, but we'll see. XD POSITIVES: +The 1400s was kind of a cool setting! I didn't feel like it w...

    About this book: ?From the streets to an orphanage in a faraway kingdom, Aladdin has grown up alone. Until he meets Kirstyn. With a father who is the duke of Hagenheim and a mother who is the patroness of the orphanage where Aladdin lives, Kirstyn is a member of the most powerful ...

    The Holy Land, 1401? A little boy, grieving the recent death of his mother, is taken under the wing of a street lord and forced to steal in the marketplace for food. Until the day he is seen and adopted by a kindly priest, who takes him back to the faraway Holy Roman Empire. Year...

    Book title: The Orphans Wish. Author: Melanie Dickerson. Series: Hagenheim book #8. Genre: Fairy Tale retelling without magic, Medieval. Received book from: NetGallery. Form of Book: Ebook. Reviewer: Victoria Goodbrand. Date started: March 15, 2018 at precisely 2 o?clock. Da...

    Storyline: This book has a good plot!!! Guessable at times, but still good. It felt like a different storyline than Aladdin... but there were some similar parts. (Aladdin?s name, wealth and trickery like the original story, etc). I didn?t connect with the characters, but I stil...

    As always, Melanie Dickerson is creative in her twists and new takes on fairy tales and history! The Orphan's Wish gives new life to characters like Aladdin and Abu, while adding in the beloved royal family from previous Hagenheim books (although Kirstyn's older siblings don't play muc...

    I love Melanie Dickerson's writing and stories. My absolute favorite of hers is The Merchant's Daughter. I've read and reread it multiple times and could continue to do so for a very long time. I was so excited to see a spin off of Aladdin as her newest book. Unfortunately for me, it w...

    My blog: A Magical World Of Words The premise is great and I had high hopes for the book. This review will also contain a lot of quotes from the book, because I think that's the best way to show why I didn't like the story. The writing is not great. It's amateurish, and littere...

    3.5 personal rating; would give four stars if I was the intended YA audience. This is a great, clean book that I would hand to any teen girl without batting an eye. There are some scenes with a bit of violence, but not a bunch of gore. There is a kidnapping, so heads-up to those who...

  • Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
    May 26, 2017

    So I made myself finish this. I did receive it in exchange for a review, but review was not required. I'll be quite honest--I hated this book. I'm going to try to find some good things, but we'll see. XD POSITIVES: +The 1400s was kind of a cool setting! I didn't feel like it w...

    About this book: ?From the streets to an orphanage in a faraway kingdom, Aladdin has grown up alone. Until he meets Kirstyn. With a father who is the duke of Hagenheim and a mother who is the patroness of the orphanage where Aladdin lives, Kirstyn is a member of the most powerful ...

  • Ashlee Clayton
    Mar 26, 2018

    So I made myself finish this. I did receive it in exchange for a review, but review was not required. I'll be quite honest--I hated this book. I'm going to try to find some good things, but we'll see. XD POSITIVES: +The 1400s was kind of a cool setting! I didn't feel like it w...

    About this book: ?From the streets to an orphanage in a faraway kingdom, Aladdin has grown up alone. Until he meets Kirstyn. With a father who is the duke of Hagenheim and a mother who is the patroness of the orphanage where Aladdin lives, Kirstyn is a member of the most powerful ...

    The Holy Land, 1401? A little boy, grieving the recent death of his mother, is taken under the wing of a street lord and forced to steal in the marketplace for food. Until the day he is seen and adopted by a kindly priest, who takes him back to the faraway Holy Roman Empire. Year...

    Book title: The Orphans Wish. Author: Melanie Dickerson. Series: Hagenheim book #8. Genre: Fairy Tale retelling without magic, Medieval. Received book from: NetGallery. Form of Book: Ebook. Reviewer: Victoria Goodbrand. Date started: March 15, 2018 at precisely 2 o?clock. Da...

    Storyline: This book has a good plot!!! Guessable at times, but still good. It felt like a different storyline than Aladdin... but there were some similar parts. (Aladdin?s name, wealth and trickery like the original story, etc). I didn?t connect with the characters, but I stil...

    As always, Melanie Dickerson is creative in her twists and new takes on fairy tales and history! The Orphan's Wish gives new life to characters like Aladdin and Abu, while adding in the beloved royal family from previous Hagenheim books (although Kirstyn's older siblings don't play muc...

    I love Melanie Dickerson's writing and stories. My absolute favorite of hers is The Merchant's Daughter. I've read and reread it multiple times and could continue to do so for a very long time. I was so excited to see a spin off of Aladdin as her newest book. Unfortunately for me, it w...

    My blog: A Magical World Of Words The premise is great and I had high hopes for the book. This review will also contain a lot of quotes from the book, because I think that's the best way to show why I didn't like the story. The writing is not great. It's amateurish, and littere...

    3.5 personal rating; would give four stars if I was the intended YA audience. This is a great, clean book that I would hand to any teen girl without batting an eye. There are some scenes with a bit of violence, but not a bunch of gore. There is a kidnapping, so heads-up to those who...

    I would like to say this book is of the same caliber as her other books...but I cannot. This book is by far her best work to date. She has brought out the very real self doubts and fears we all have and infused them into her characters. Melanie kept the action and adventure but als...

    O my goodness, I?m so excited about this book! (flails arms in excitement and squeals!) If you didn?t already know, Melanie Dickerson (also known as the ?Queen of fairy tale retellings?) has long been one of my favorite authors. I always eagerly anticipate her next release. The...

    Another fairy tale retelling from Melanie Dickerson! For those of you who?ve been waiting for Kirstyn?s turn to fall in love, it?s finally here in The Orphan?s Wish. Strangely enough, did you know Aladdin left the Middle East as a little boy and grew up in Hagenheim? I guess it...

    "But I will always be just a servant, and it will never . . . . . . . . It will never be enough." Reluctantly, Aladdin leaves Hagenheim Castle behind along with a hefty piece of his heart; the Duke of Hagenheim's lovely daughter, Kirstyn. Orphaned at an early age, forced into steal...

    Oh what a wonderful book! This has been my favorite Melanie Dickerson book from among the few she?s written in the past few years. Somehow it seemed to me to have more soul to it. The retelling was well thought out and well written. The characters? friendship and their struggle...

    An easy to read fairy retelling featuring Aladdin and Abu. What do we want from fairytales; magic, danger, swoon worthy romances, a big twist and characters to root for. This book had it all! I now want to read the others in the series. Thank you to Netgalley for the chance to read ...

    Melanie Dickerson has the wonderful ability to take the foundation of a children's fairy tale and build it in to an adult version with depth and complexity as well as great historical detail. This particular Hagenheim novel is the story of Aladdin. Aladdin is an orphan who is picke...

    Melanie Dickerson is amazing! Her twist on one of my top favorite fairy-tales, Aladdin, is phenomenal! Granted, it was a bit slow at the start, but once I got passed the first few chapters, it picked right up. I couldn't put it down. The story is an inspiration and refreshing to read. ...

    Oh. My. Gosh. I am a verrrrrry happy person right now. I have waited for this for so long. I lovvvvved this book. I thought the first half was a bit slow but other than that it was really pretty good. I wish that in the beginning of the book we could have seen more of Kirstyn and a lit...

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. I have to say from the first beginning where this book had a title, I was excited. I love Melanie Dickerson's work completely. I am a big fan o...

    I love retellings, when they are done right. By this I do not mean they need to mimic the classic tale we all know and love. No, I simply mean they haven't changed the story so much that it isn't recognizable anymore, but they have made it uniquely their own. That is exactly what Ms. D...

    The Orphan?s Wish ( Hagenheim #8 ) By: Melanie Dickerson The Orphan?s Wish is book eight in Hagenheim series. Ms. Dickerson outdid herself on The Orphan?s Wish. I believe it is one of her best. She knows how to take a fairy tale and turn it into a wonderful book. I was hooked r...

    This was really good! I can't wait to read more of Melanie's books. :D ...

    My goodness, have you seen this cover?!! The girl on the cover matches the girl in the story, it makes perfect sense how things turn out. Forget everything you know about Aladdin, if you're like me then that knowledge stems from the 1992 film with the late/great Robin Williams, THIS is...

    Another win by Melanie Dickerson. Although I would never have guessed that the character of Aladdin would make an appearance in Hagenheim, Dickerson made his story come to life in a new and exciting way. Although at first I was hoping for an Arabian Princess as the heroine in this stor...

  • Jacki
    Apr 17, 2018

    So I made myself finish this. I did receive it in exchange for a review, but review was not required. I'll be quite honest--I hated this book. I'm going to try to find some good things, but we'll see. XD POSITIVES: +The 1400s was kind of a cool setting! I didn't feel like it w...

    About this book: ?From the streets to an orphanage in a faraway kingdom, Aladdin has grown up alone. Until he meets Kirstyn. With a father who is the duke of Hagenheim and a mother who is the patroness of the orphanage where Aladdin lives, Kirstyn is a member of the most powerful ...

    The Holy Land, 1401? A little boy, grieving the recent death of his mother, is taken under the wing of a street lord and forced to steal in the marketplace for food. Until the day he is seen and adopted by a kindly priest, who takes him back to the faraway Holy Roman Empire. Year...

    Book title: The Orphans Wish. Author: Melanie Dickerson. Series: Hagenheim book #8. Genre: Fairy Tale retelling without magic, Medieval. Received book from: NetGallery. Form of Book: Ebook. Reviewer: Victoria Goodbrand. Date started: March 15, 2018 at precisely 2 o?clock. Da...

    Storyline: This book has a good plot!!! Guessable at times, but still good. It felt like a different storyline than Aladdin... but there were some similar parts. (Aladdin?s name, wealth and trickery like the original story, etc). I didn?t connect with the characters, but I stil...

    As always, Melanie Dickerson is creative in her twists and new takes on fairy tales and history! The Orphan's Wish gives new life to characters like Aladdin and Abu, while adding in the beloved royal family from previous Hagenheim books (although Kirstyn's older siblings don't play muc...

    I love Melanie Dickerson's writing and stories. My absolute favorite of hers is The Merchant's Daughter. I've read and reread it multiple times and could continue to do so for a very long time. I was so excited to see a spin off of Aladdin as her newest book. Unfortunately for me, it w...

    My blog: A Magical World Of Words The premise is great and I had high hopes for the book. This review will also contain a lot of quotes from the book, because I think that's the best way to show why I didn't like the story. The writing is not great. It's amateurish, and littere...

    3.5 personal rating; would give four stars if I was the intended YA audience. This is a great, clean book that I would hand to any teen girl without batting an eye. There are some scenes with a bit of violence, but not a bunch of gore. There is a kidnapping, so heads-up to those who...

    I would like to say this book is of the same caliber as her other books...but I cannot. This book is by far her best work to date. She has brought out the very real self doubts and fears we all have and infused them into her characters. Melanie kept the action and adventure but als...

    O my goodness, I?m so excited about this book! (flails arms in excitement and squeals!) If you didn?t already know, Melanie Dickerson (also known as the ?Queen of fairy tale retellings?) has long been one of my favorite authors. I always eagerly anticipate her next release. The...

    Another fairy tale retelling from Melanie Dickerson! For those of you who?ve been waiting for Kirstyn?s turn to fall in love, it?s finally here in The Orphan?s Wish. Strangely enough, did you know Aladdin left the Middle East as a little boy and grew up in Hagenheim? I guess it...

    "But I will always be just a servant, and it will never . . . . . . . . It will never be enough." Reluctantly, Aladdin leaves Hagenheim Castle behind along with a hefty piece of his heart; the Duke of Hagenheim's lovely daughter, Kirstyn. Orphaned at an early age, forced into steal...

    Oh what a wonderful book! This has been my favorite Melanie Dickerson book from among the few she?s written in the past few years. Somehow it seemed to me to have more soul to it. The retelling was well thought out and well written. The characters? friendship and their struggle...

    An easy to read fairy retelling featuring Aladdin and Abu. What do we want from fairytales; magic, danger, swoon worthy romances, a big twist and characters to root for. This book had it all! I now want to read the others in the series. Thank you to Netgalley for the chance to read ...

    Melanie Dickerson has the wonderful ability to take the foundation of a children's fairy tale and build it in to an adult version with depth and complexity as well as great historical detail. This particular Hagenheim novel is the story of Aladdin. Aladdin is an orphan who is picke...

    Melanie Dickerson is amazing! Her twist on one of my top favorite fairy-tales, Aladdin, is phenomenal! Granted, it was a bit slow at the start, but once I got passed the first few chapters, it picked right up. I couldn't put it down. The story is an inspiration and refreshing to read. ...

    Oh. My. Gosh. I am a verrrrrry happy person right now. I have waited for this for so long. I lovvvvved this book. I thought the first half was a bit slow but other than that it was really pretty good. I wish that in the beginning of the book we could have seen more of Kirstyn and a lit...

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. I have to say from the first beginning where this book had a title, I was excited. I love Melanie Dickerson's work completely. I am a big fan o...

    I love retellings, when they are done right. By this I do not mean they need to mimic the classic tale we all know and love. No, I simply mean they haven't changed the story so much that it isn't recognizable anymore, but they have made it uniquely their own. That is exactly what Ms. D...

    The Orphan?s Wish ( Hagenheim #8 ) By: Melanie Dickerson The Orphan?s Wish is book eight in Hagenheim series. Ms. Dickerson outdid herself on The Orphan?s Wish. I believe it is one of her best. She knows how to take a fairy tale and turn it into a wonderful book. I was hooked r...

    This was really good! I can't wait to read more of Melanie's books. :D ...

    My goodness, have you seen this cover?!! The girl on the cover matches the girl in the story, it makes perfect sense how things turn out. Forget everything you know about Aladdin, if you're like me then that knowledge stems from the 1992 film with the late/great Robin Williams, THIS is...

    Another win by Melanie Dickerson. Although I would never have guessed that the character of Aladdin would make an appearance in Hagenheim, Dickerson made his story come to life in a new and exciting way. Although at first I was hoping for an Arabian Princess as the heroine in this stor...

    Melanie Dickerson once again proved her unique ability to take a well known fairy tale, rework it and make it into a spiritual take. This go round, she takes on the story of Aladdin. We meet him as a young boy whose mother had just died and he must find a way to support himself as an o...

    I'm going to start by saying if you read this book just because it is an Aladdin retelling, you might be disappointed. There are some similarities, but this book happens in the world and with the family the author has already created. I'm rating this one 3.5 stars and that makes me...

    Once again, Melanie does a fantastic job! What I always love most about Melanie books is no matter who the characters are or what adaption she is doing, you can always find a way to relate to the characters. From Aladdin just wishing to be accepted and loved by everyone to Kirstyn'...

  • Julie Carpenter
    Jun 20, 2018

    So I made myself finish this. I did receive it in exchange for a review, but review was not required. I'll be quite honest--I hated this book. I'm going to try to find some good things, but we'll see. XD POSITIVES: +The 1400s was kind of a cool setting! I didn't feel like it w...

    About this book: ?From the streets to an orphanage in a faraway kingdom, Aladdin has grown up alone. Until he meets Kirstyn. With a father who is the duke of Hagenheim and a mother who is the patroness of the orphanage where Aladdin lives, Kirstyn is a member of the most powerful ...

    The Holy Land, 1401? A little boy, grieving the recent death of his mother, is taken under the wing of a street lord and forced to steal in the marketplace for food. Until the day he is seen and adopted by a kindly priest, who takes him back to the faraway Holy Roman Empire. Year...

    Book title: The Orphans Wish. Author: Melanie Dickerson. Series: Hagenheim book #8. Genre: Fairy Tale retelling without magic, Medieval. Received book from: NetGallery. Form of Book: Ebook. Reviewer: Victoria Goodbrand. Date started: March 15, 2018 at precisely 2 o?clock. Da...

    Storyline: This book has a good plot!!! Guessable at times, but still good. It felt like a different storyline than Aladdin... but there were some similar parts. (Aladdin?s name, wealth and trickery like the original story, etc). I didn?t connect with the characters, but I stil...

    As always, Melanie Dickerson is creative in her twists and new takes on fairy tales and history! The Orphan's Wish gives new life to characters like Aladdin and Abu, while adding in the beloved royal family from previous Hagenheim books (although Kirstyn's older siblings don't play muc...

    I love Melanie Dickerson's writing and stories. My absolute favorite of hers is The Merchant's Daughter. I've read and reread it multiple times and could continue to do so for a very long time. I was so excited to see a spin off of Aladdin as her newest book. Unfortunately for me, it w...

  • Amy • A Magical World of Words
    Apr 03, 2018

    So I made myself finish this. I did receive it in exchange for a review, but review was not required. I'll be quite honest--I hated this book. I'm going to try to find some good things, but we'll see. XD POSITIVES: +The 1400s was kind of a cool setting! I didn't feel like it w...

    About this book: ?From the streets to an orphanage in a faraway kingdom, Aladdin has grown up alone. Until he meets Kirstyn. With a father who is the duke of Hagenheim and a mother who is the patroness of the orphanage where Aladdin lives, Kirstyn is a member of the most powerful ...

    The Holy Land, 1401? A little boy, grieving the recent death of his mother, is taken under the wing of a street lord and forced to steal in the marketplace for food. Until the day he is seen and adopted by a kindly priest, who takes him back to the faraway Holy Roman Empire. Year...

    Book title: The Orphans Wish. Author: Melanie Dickerson. Series: Hagenheim book #8. Genre: Fairy Tale retelling without magic, Medieval. Received book from: NetGallery. Form of Book: Ebook. Reviewer: Victoria Goodbrand. Date started: March 15, 2018 at precisely 2 o?clock. Da...

    Storyline: This book has a good plot!!! Guessable at times, but still good. It felt like a different storyline than Aladdin... but there were some similar parts. (Aladdin?s name, wealth and trickery like the original story, etc). I didn?t connect with the characters, but I stil...

    As always, Melanie Dickerson is creative in her twists and new takes on fairy tales and history! The Orphan's Wish gives new life to characters like Aladdin and Abu, while adding in the beloved royal family from previous Hagenheim books (although Kirstyn's older siblings don't play muc...

    I love Melanie Dickerson's writing and stories. My absolute favorite of hers is The Merchant's Daughter. I've read and reread it multiple times and could continue to do so for a very long time. I was so excited to see a spin off of Aladdin as her newest book. Unfortunately for me, it w...

    My blog: A Magical World Of Words The premise is great and I had high hopes for the book. This review will also contain a lot of quotes from the book, because I think that's the best way to show why I didn't like the story. The writing is not great. It's amateurish, and littere...

  • Jessica Baker (A Baker's Perspective)
    Aug 05, 2018

    So I made myself finish this. I did receive it in exchange for a review, but review was not required. I'll be quite honest--I hated this book. I'm going to try to find some good things, but we'll see. XD POSITIVES: +The 1400s was kind of a cool setting! I didn't feel like it w...

    About this book: ?From the streets to an orphanage in a faraway kingdom, Aladdin has grown up alone. Until he meets Kirstyn. With a father who is the duke of Hagenheim and a mother who is the patroness of the orphanage where Aladdin lives, Kirstyn is a member of the most powerful ...

    The Holy Land, 1401? A little boy, grieving the recent death of his mother, is taken under the wing of a street lord and forced to steal in the marketplace for food. Until the day he is seen and adopted by a kindly priest, who takes him back to the faraway Holy Roman Empire. Year...

    Book title: The Orphans Wish. Author: Melanie Dickerson. Series: Hagenheim book #8. Genre: Fairy Tale retelling without magic, Medieval. Received book from: NetGallery. Form of Book: Ebook. Reviewer: Victoria Goodbrand. Date started: March 15, 2018 at precisely 2 o?clock. Da...

    Storyline: This book has a good plot!!! Guessable at times, but still good. It felt like a different storyline than Aladdin... but there were some similar parts. (Aladdin?s name, wealth and trickery like the original story, etc). I didn?t connect with the characters, but I stil...

    As always, Melanie Dickerson is creative in her twists and new takes on fairy tales and history! The Orphan's Wish gives new life to characters like Aladdin and Abu, while adding in the beloved royal family from previous Hagenheim books (although Kirstyn's older siblings don't play muc...

    I love Melanie Dickerson's writing and stories. My absolute favorite of hers is The Merchant's Daughter. I've read and reread it multiple times and could continue to do so for a very long time. I was so excited to see a spin off of Aladdin as her newest book. Unfortunately for me, it w...

    My blog: A Magical World Of Words The premise is great and I had high hopes for the book. This review will also contain a lot of quotes from the book, because I think that's the best way to show why I didn't like the story. The writing is not great. It's amateurish, and littere...

    3.5 personal rating; would give four stars if I was the intended YA audience. This is a great, clean book that I would hand to any teen girl without batting an eye. There are some scenes with a bit of violence, but not a bunch of gore. There is a kidnapping, so heads-up to those who...

    I would like to say this book is of the same caliber as her other books...but I cannot. This book is by far her best work to date. She has brought out the very real self doubts and fears we all have and infused them into her characters. Melanie kept the action and adventure but als...

    O my goodness, I?m so excited about this book! (flails arms in excitement and squeals!) If you didn?t already know, Melanie Dickerson (also known as the ?Queen of fairy tale retellings?) has long been one of my favorite authors. I always eagerly anticipate her next release. The...

    Another fairy tale retelling from Melanie Dickerson! For those of you who?ve been waiting for Kirstyn?s turn to fall in love, it?s finally here in The Orphan?s Wish. Strangely enough, did you know Aladdin left the Middle East as a little boy and grew up in Hagenheim? I guess it...

    "But I will always be just a servant, and it will never . . . . . . . . It will never be enough." Reluctantly, Aladdin leaves Hagenheim Castle behind along with a hefty piece of his heart; the Duke of Hagenheim's lovely daughter, Kirstyn. Orphaned at an early age, forced into steal...

    Oh what a wonderful book! This has been my favorite Melanie Dickerson book from among the few she?s written in the past few years. Somehow it seemed to me to have more soul to it. The retelling was well thought out and well written. The characters? friendship and their struggle...

    An easy to read fairy retelling featuring Aladdin and Abu. What do we want from fairytales; magic, danger, swoon worthy romances, a big twist and characters to root for. This book had it all! I now want to read the others in the series. Thank you to Netgalley for the chance to read ...

    Melanie Dickerson has the wonderful ability to take the foundation of a children's fairy tale and build it in to an adult version with depth and complexity as well as great historical detail. This particular Hagenheim novel is the story of Aladdin. Aladdin is an orphan who is picke...

    Melanie Dickerson is amazing! Her twist on one of my top favorite fairy-tales, Aladdin, is phenomenal! Granted, it was a bit slow at the start, but once I got passed the first few chapters, it picked right up. I couldn't put it down. The story is an inspiration and refreshing to read. ...

    Oh. My. Gosh. I am a verrrrrry happy person right now. I have waited for this for so long. I lovvvvved this book. I thought the first half was a bit slow but other than that it was really pretty good. I wish that in the beginning of the book we could have seen more of Kirstyn and a lit...

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. I have to say from the first beginning where this book had a title, I was excited. I love Melanie Dickerson's work completely. I am a big fan o...

    I love retellings, when they are done right. By this I do not mean they need to mimic the classic tale we all know and love. No, I simply mean they haven't changed the story so much that it isn't recognizable anymore, but they have made it uniquely their own. That is exactly what Ms. D...

  • Haddie Harper
    May 12, 2018

    So I made myself finish this. I did receive it in exchange for a review, but review was not required. I'll be quite honest--I hated this book. I'm going to try to find some good things, but we'll see. XD POSITIVES: +The 1400s was kind of a cool setting! I didn't feel like it w...

    About this book: ?From the streets to an orphanage in a faraway kingdom, Aladdin has grown up alone. Until he meets Kirstyn. With a father who is the duke of Hagenheim and a mother who is the patroness of the orphanage where Aladdin lives, Kirstyn is a member of the most powerful ...

    The Holy Land, 1401? A little boy, grieving the recent death of his mother, is taken under the wing of a street lord and forced to steal in the marketplace for food. Until the day he is seen and adopted by a kindly priest, who takes him back to the faraway Holy Roman Empire. Year...

    Book title: The Orphans Wish. Author: Melanie Dickerson. Series: Hagenheim book #8. Genre: Fairy Tale retelling without magic, Medieval. Received book from: NetGallery. Form of Book: Ebook. Reviewer: Victoria Goodbrand. Date started: March 15, 2018 at precisely 2 o?clock. Da...

    Storyline: This book has a good plot!!! Guessable at times, but still good. It felt like a different storyline than Aladdin... but there were some similar parts. (Aladdin?s name, wealth and trickery like the original story, etc). I didn?t connect with the characters, but I stil...

    As always, Melanie Dickerson is creative in her twists and new takes on fairy tales and history! The Orphan's Wish gives new life to characters like Aladdin and Abu, while adding in the beloved royal family from previous Hagenheim books (although Kirstyn's older siblings don't play muc...

    I love Melanie Dickerson's writing and stories. My absolute favorite of hers is The Merchant's Daughter. I've read and reread it multiple times and could continue to do so for a very long time. I was so excited to see a spin off of Aladdin as her newest book. Unfortunately for me, it w...

    My blog: A Magical World Of Words The premise is great and I had high hopes for the book. This review will also contain a lot of quotes from the book, because I think that's the best way to show why I didn't like the story. The writing is not great. It's amateurish, and littere...

    3.5 personal rating; would give four stars if I was the intended YA audience. This is a great, clean book that I would hand to any teen girl without batting an eye. There are some scenes with a bit of violence, but not a bunch of gore. There is a kidnapping, so heads-up to those who...

    I would like to say this book is of the same caliber as her other books...but I cannot. This book is by far her best work to date. She has brought out the very real self doubts and fears we all have and infused them into her characters. Melanie kept the action and adventure but als...

    O my goodness, I?m so excited about this book! (flails arms in excitement and squeals!) If you didn?t already know, Melanie Dickerson (also known as the ?Queen of fairy tale retellings?) has long been one of my favorite authors. I always eagerly anticipate her next release. The...

    Another fairy tale retelling from Melanie Dickerson! For those of you who?ve been waiting for Kirstyn?s turn to fall in love, it?s finally here in The Orphan?s Wish. Strangely enough, did you know Aladdin left the Middle East as a little boy and grew up in Hagenheim? I guess it...

    "But I will always be just a servant, and it will never . . . . . . . . It will never be enough." Reluctantly, Aladdin leaves Hagenheim Castle behind along with a hefty piece of his heart; the Duke of Hagenheim's lovely daughter, Kirstyn. Orphaned at an early age, forced into steal...

    Oh what a wonderful book! This has been my favorite Melanie Dickerson book from among the few she?s written in the past few years. Somehow it seemed to me to have more soul to it. The retelling was well thought out and well written. The characters? friendship and their struggle...

    An easy to read fairy retelling featuring Aladdin and Abu. What do we want from fairytales; magic, danger, swoon worthy romances, a big twist and characters to root for. This book had it all! I now want to read the others in the series. Thank you to Netgalley for the chance to read ...

    Melanie Dickerson has the wonderful ability to take the foundation of a children's fairy tale and build it in to an adult version with depth and complexity as well as great historical detail. This particular Hagenheim novel is the story of Aladdin. Aladdin is an orphan who is picke...

    Melanie Dickerson is amazing! Her twist on one of my top favorite fairy-tales, Aladdin, is phenomenal! Granted, it was a bit slow at the start, but once I got passed the first few chapters, it picked right up. I couldn't put it down. The story is an inspiration and refreshing to read. ...

  • Therese May
    May 14, 2018

    So I made myself finish this. I did receive it in exchange for a review, but review was not required. I'll be quite honest--I hated this book. I'm going to try to find some good things, but we'll see. XD POSITIVES: +The 1400s was kind of a cool setting! I didn't feel like it w...

    About this book: ?From the streets to an orphanage in a faraway kingdom, Aladdin has grown up alone. Until he meets Kirstyn. With a father who is the duke of Hagenheim and a mother who is the patroness of the orphanage where Aladdin lives, Kirstyn is a member of the most powerful ...

    The Holy Land, 1401? A little boy, grieving the recent death of his mother, is taken under the wing of a street lord and forced to steal in the marketplace for food. Until the day he is seen and adopted by a kindly priest, who takes him back to the faraway Holy Roman Empire. Year...

    Book title: The Orphans Wish. Author: Melanie Dickerson. Series: Hagenheim book #8. Genre: Fairy Tale retelling without magic, Medieval. Received book from: NetGallery. Form of Book: Ebook. Reviewer: Victoria Goodbrand. Date started: March 15, 2018 at precisely 2 o?clock. Da...

    Storyline: This book has a good plot!!! Guessable at times, but still good. It felt like a different storyline than Aladdin... but there were some similar parts. (Aladdin?s name, wealth and trickery like the original story, etc). I didn?t connect with the characters, but I stil...

    As always, Melanie Dickerson is creative in her twists and new takes on fairy tales and history! The Orphan's Wish gives new life to characters like Aladdin and Abu, while adding in the beloved royal family from previous Hagenheim books (although Kirstyn's older siblings don't play muc...

    I love Melanie Dickerson's writing and stories. My absolute favorite of hers is The Merchant's Daughter. I've read and reread it multiple times and could continue to do so for a very long time. I was so excited to see a spin off of Aladdin as her newest book. Unfortunately for me, it w...

    My blog: A Magical World Of Words The premise is great and I had high hopes for the book. This review will also contain a lot of quotes from the book, because I think that's the best way to show why I didn't like the story. The writing is not great. It's amateurish, and littere...

    3.5 personal rating; would give four stars if I was the intended YA audience. This is a great, clean book that I would hand to any teen girl without batting an eye. There are some scenes with a bit of violence, but not a bunch of gore. There is a kidnapping, so heads-up to those who...

    I would like to say this book is of the same caliber as her other books...but I cannot. This book is by far her best work to date. She has brought out the very real self doubts and fears we all have and infused them into her characters. Melanie kept the action and adventure but als...

    O my goodness, I?m so excited about this book! (flails arms in excitement and squeals!) If you didn?t already know, Melanie Dickerson (also known as the ?Queen of fairy tale retellings?) has long been one of my favorite authors. I always eagerly anticipate her next release. The...

    Another fairy tale retelling from Melanie Dickerson! For those of you who?ve been waiting for Kirstyn?s turn to fall in love, it?s finally here in The Orphan?s Wish. Strangely enough, did you know Aladdin left the Middle East as a little boy and grew up in Hagenheim? I guess it...

    "But I will always be just a servant, and it will never . . . . . . . . It will never be enough." Reluctantly, Aladdin leaves Hagenheim Castle behind along with a hefty piece of his heart; the Duke of Hagenheim's lovely daughter, Kirstyn. Orphaned at an early age, forced into steal...

    Oh what a wonderful book! This has been my favorite Melanie Dickerson book from among the few she?s written in the past few years. Somehow it seemed to me to have more soul to it. The retelling was well thought out and well written. The characters? friendship and their struggle...

  • Joy
    Apr 13, 2018

    So I made myself finish this. I did receive it in exchange for a review, but review was not required. I'll be quite honest--I hated this book. I'm going to try to find some good things, but we'll see. XD POSITIVES: +The 1400s was kind of a cool setting! I didn't feel like it w...

    About this book: ?From the streets to an orphanage in a faraway kingdom, Aladdin has grown up alone. Until he meets Kirstyn. With a father who is the duke of Hagenheim and a mother who is the patroness of the orphanage where Aladdin lives, Kirstyn is a member of the most powerful ...

    The Holy Land, 1401? A little boy, grieving the recent death of his mother, is taken under the wing of a street lord and forced to steal in the marketplace for food. Until the day he is seen and adopted by a kindly priest, who takes him back to the faraway Holy Roman Empire. Year...

    Book title: The Orphans Wish. Author: Melanie Dickerson. Series: Hagenheim book #8. Genre: Fairy Tale retelling without magic, Medieval. Received book from: NetGallery. Form of Book: Ebook. Reviewer: Victoria Goodbrand. Date started: March 15, 2018 at precisely 2 o?clock. Da...

    Storyline: This book has a good plot!!! Guessable at times, but still good. It felt like a different storyline than Aladdin... but there were some similar parts. (Aladdin?s name, wealth and trickery like the original story, etc). I didn?t connect with the characters, but I stil...

    As always, Melanie Dickerson is creative in her twists and new takes on fairy tales and history! The Orphan's Wish gives new life to characters like Aladdin and Abu, while adding in the beloved royal family from previous Hagenheim books (although Kirstyn's older siblings don't play muc...

    I love Melanie Dickerson's writing and stories. My absolute favorite of hers is The Merchant's Daughter. I've read and reread it multiple times and could continue to do so for a very long time. I was so excited to see a spin off of Aladdin as her newest book. Unfortunately for me, it w...

    My blog: A Magical World Of Words The premise is great and I had high hopes for the book. This review will also contain a lot of quotes from the book, because I think that's the best way to show why I didn't like the story. The writing is not great. It's amateurish, and littere...

    3.5 personal rating; would give four stars if I was the intended YA audience. This is a great, clean book that I would hand to any teen girl without batting an eye. There are some scenes with a bit of violence, but not a bunch of gore. There is a kidnapping, so heads-up to those who...

    I would like to say this book is of the same caliber as her other books...but I cannot. This book is by far her best work to date. She has brought out the very real self doubts and fears we all have and infused them into her characters. Melanie kept the action and adventure but als...

    O my goodness, I?m so excited about this book! (flails arms in excitement and squeals!) If you didn?t already know, Melanie Dickerson (also known as the ?Queen of fairy tale retellings?) has long been one of my favorite authors. I always eagerly anticipate her next release. The...

    Another fairy tale retelling from Melanie Dickerson! For those of you who?ve been waiting for Kirstyn?s turn to fall in love, it?s finally here in The Orphan?s Wish. Strangely enough, did you know Aladdin left the Middle East as a little boy and grew up in Hagenheim? I guess it...

    "But I will always be just a servant, and it will never . . . . . . . . It will never be enough." Reluctantly, Aladdin leaves Hagenheim Castle behind along with a hefty piece of his heart; the Duke of Hagenheim's lovely daughter, Kirstyn. Orphaned at an early age, forced into steal...

    Oh what a wonderful book! This has been my favorite Melanie Dickerson book from among the few she?s written in the past few years. Somehow it seemed to me to have more soul to it. The retelling was well thought out and well written. The characters? friendship and their struggle...

    An easy to read fairy retelling featuring Aladdin and Abu. What do we want from fairytales; magic, danger, swoon worthy romances, a big twist and characters to root for. This book had it all! I now want to read the others in the series. Thank you to Netgalley for the chance to read ...

    Melanie Dickerson has the wonderful ability to take the foundation of a children's fairy tale and build it in to an adult version with depth and complexity as well as great historical detail. This particular Hagenheim novel is the story of Aladdin. Aladdin is an orphan who is picke...

    Melanie Dickerson is amazing! Her twist on one of my top favorite fairy-tales, Aladdin, is phenomenal! Granted, it was a bit slow at the start, but once I got passed the first few chapters, it picked right up. I couldn't put it down. The story is an inspiration and refreshing to read. ...

    Oh. My. Gosh. I am a verrrrrry happy person right now. I have waited for this for so long. I lovvvvved this book. I thought the first half was a bit slow but other than that it was really pretty good. I wish that in the beginning of the book we could have seen more of Kirstyn and a lit...

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. I have to say from the first beginning where this book had a title, I was excited. I love Melanie Dickerson's work completely. I am a big fan o...

  • Sarah
    Jun 01, 2018

    So I made myself finish this. I did receive it in exchange for a review, but review was not required. I'll be quite honest--I hated this book. I'm going to try to find some good things, but we'll see. XD POSITIVES: +The 1400s was kind of a cool setting! I didn't feel like it w...

    About this book: ?From the streets to an orphanage in a faraway kingdom, Aladdin has grown up alone. Until he meets Kirstyn. With a father who is the duke of Hagenheim and a mother who is the patroness of the orphanage where Aladdin lives, Kirstyn is a member of the most powerful ...

    The Holy Land, 1401? A little boy, grieving the recent death of his mother, is taken under the wing of a street lord and forced to steal in the marketplace for food. Until the day he is seen and adopted by a kindly priest, who takes him back to the faraway Holy Roman Empire. Year...

    Book title: The Orphans Wish. Author: Melanie Dickerson. Series: Hagenheim book #8. Genre: Fairy Tale retelling without magic, Medieval. Received book from: NetGallery. Form of Book: Ebook. Reviewer: Victoria Goodbrand. Date started: March 15, 2018 at precisely 2 o?clock. Da...

    Storyline: This book has a good plot!!! Guessable at times, but still good. It felt like a different storyline than Aladdin... but there were some similar parts. (Aladdin?s name, wealth and trickery like the original story, etc). I didn?t connect with the characters, but I stil...

    As always, Melanie Dickerson is creative in her twists and new takes on fairy tales and history! The Orphan's Wish gives new life to characters like Aladdin and Abu, while adding in the beloved royal family from previous Hagenheim books (although Kirstyn's older siblings don't play muc...

    I love Melanie Dickerson's writing and stories. My absolute favorite of hers is The Merchant's Daughter. I've read and reread it multiple times and could continue to do so for a very long time. I was so excited to see a spin off of Aladdin as her newest book. Unfortunately for me, it w...

    My blog: A Magical World Of Words The premise is great and I had high hopes for the book. This review will also contain a lot of quotes from the book, because I think that's the best way to show why I didn't like the story. The writing is not great. It's amateurish, and littere...

    3.5 personal rating; would give four stars if I was the intended YA audience. This is a great, clean book that I would hand to any teen girl without batting an eye. There are some scenes with a bit of violence, but not a bunch of gore. There is a kidnapping, so heads-up to those who...

    I would like to say this book is of the same caliber as her other books...but I cannot. This book is by far her best work to date. She has brought out the very real self doubts and fears we all have and infused them into her characters. Melanie kept the action and adventure but als...

    O my goodness, I?m so excited about this book! (flails arms in excitement and squeals!) If you didn?t already know, Melanie Dickerson (also known as the ?Queen of fairy tale retellings?) has long been one of my favorite authors. I always eagerly anticipate her next release. The...

    Another fairy tale retelling from Melanie Dickerson! For those of you who?ve been waiting for Kirstyn?s turn to fall in love, it?s finally here in The Orphan?s Wish. Strangely enough, did you know Aladdin left the Middle East as a little boy and grew up in Hagenheim? I guess it...

  • Sarah
    Nov 25, 2018

    So I made myself finish this. I did receive it in exchange for a review, but review was not required. I'll be quite honest--I hated this book. I'm going to try to find some good things, but we'll see. XD POSITIVES: +The 1400s was kind of a cool setting! I didn't feel like it w...

    About this book: ?From the streets to an orphanage in a faraway kingdom, Aladdin has grown up alone. Until he meets Kirstyn. With a father who is the duke of Hagenheim and a mother who is the patroness of the orphanage where Aladdin lives, Kirstyn is a member of the most powerful ...

    The Holy Land, 1401? A little boy, grieving the recent death of his mother, is taken under the wing of a street lord and forced to steal in the marketplace for food. Until the day he is seen and adopted by a kindly priest, who takes him back to the faraway Holy Roman Empire. Year...

  • Celestria
    Jun 29, 2018

    So I made myself finish this. I did receive it in exchange for a review, but review was not required. I'll be quite honest--I hated this book. I'm going to try to find some good things, but we'll see. XD POSITIVES: +The 1400s was kind of a cool setting! I didn't feel like it w...

    About this book: ?From the streets to an orphanage in a faraway kingdom, Aladdin has grown up alone. Until he meets Kirstyn. With a father who is the duke of Hagenheim and a mother who is the patroness of the orphanage where Aladdin lives, Kirstyn is a member of the most powerful ...

    The Holy Land, 1401? A little boy, grieving the recent death of his mother, is taken under the wing of a street lord and forced to steal in the marketplace for food. Until the day he is seen and adopted by a kindly priest, who takes him back to the faraway Holy Roman Empire. Year...

    Book title: The Orphans Wish. Author: Melanie Dickerson. Series: Hagenheim book #8. Genre: Fairy Tale retelling without magic, Medieval. Received book from: NetGallery. Form of Book: Ebook. Reviewer: Victoria Goodbrand. Date started: March 15, 2018 at precisely 2 o?clock. Da...

    Storyline: This book has a good plot!!! Guessable at times, but still good. It felt like a different storyline than Aladdin... but there were some similar parts. (Aladdin?s name, wealth and trickery like the original story, etc). I didn?t connect with the characters, but I stil...

    As always, Melanie Dickerson is creative in her twists and new takes on fairy tales and history! The Orphan's Wish gives new life to characters like Aladdin and Abu, while adding in the beloved royal family from previous Hagenheim books (although Kirstyn's older siblings don't play muc...

    I love Melanie Dickerson's writing and stories. My absolute favorite of hers is The Merchant's Daughter. I've read and reread it multiple times and could continue to do so for a very long time. I was so excited to see a spin off of Aladdin as her newest book. Unfortunately for me, it w...

    My blog: A Magical World Of Words The premise is great and I had high hopes for the book. This review will also contain a lot of quotes from the book, because I think that's the best way to show why I didn't like the story. The writing is not great. It's amateurish, and littere...

    3.5 personal rating; would give four stars if I was the intended YA audience. This is a great, clean book that I would hand to any teen girl without batting an eye. There are some scenes with a bit of violence, but not a bunch of gore. There is a kidnapping, so heads-up to those who...

    I would like to say this book is of the same caliber as her other books...but I cannot. This book is by far her best work to date. She has brought out the very real self doubts and fears we all have and infused them into her characters. Melanie kept the action and adventure but als...

    O my goodness, I?m so excited about this book! (flails arms in excitement and squeals!) If you didn?t already know, Melanie Dickerson (also known as the ?Queen of fairy tale retellings?) has long been one of my favorite authors. I always eagerly anticipate her next release. The...

    Another fairy tale retelling from Melanie Dickerson! For those of you who?ve been waiting for Kirstyn?s turn to fall in love, it?s finally here in The Orphan?s Wish. Strangely enough, did you know Aladdin left the Middle East as a little boy and grew up in Hagenheim? I guess it...

    "But I will always be just a servant, and it will never . . . . . . . . It will never be enough." Reluctantly, Aladdin leaves Hagenheim Castle behind along with a hefty piece of his heart; the Duke of Hagenheim's lovely daughter, Kirstyn. Orphaned at an early age, forced into steal...

    Oh what a wonderful book! This has been my favorite Melanie Dickerson book from among the few she?s written in the past few years. Somehow it seemed to me to have more soul to it. The retelling was well thought out and well written. The characters? friendship and their struggle...

    An easy to read fairy retelling featuring Aladdin and Abu. What do we want from fairytales; magic, danger, swoon worthy romances, a big twist and characters to root for. This book had it all! I now want to read the others in the series. Thank you to Netgalley for the chance to read ...

    Melanie Dickerson has the wonderful ability to take the foundation of a children's fairy tale and build it in to an adult version with depth and complexity as well as great historical detail. This particular Hagenheim novel is the story of Aladdin. Aladdin is an orphan who is picke...

    Melanie Dickerson is amazing! Her twist on one of my top favorite fairy-tales, Aladdin, is phenomenal! Granted, it was a bit slow at the start, but once I got passed the first few chapters, it picked right up. I couldn't put it down. The story is an inspiration and refreshing to read. ...

    Oh. My. Gosh. I am a verrrrrry happy person right now. I have waited for this for so long. I lovvvvved this book. I thought the first half was a bit slow but other than that it was really pretty good. I wish that in the beginning of the book we could have seen more of Kirstyn and a lit...

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. I have to say from the first beginning where this book had a title, I was excited. I love Melanie Dickerson's work completely. I am a big fan o...

    I love retellings, when they are done right. By this I do not mean they need to mimic the classic tale we all know and love. No, I simply mean they haven't changed the story so much that it isn't recognizable anymore, but they have made it uniquely their own. That is exactly what Ms. D...

    The Orphan?s Wish ( Hagenheim #8 ) By: Melanie Dickerson The Orphan?s Wish is book eight in Hagenheim series. Ms. Dickerson outdid herself on The Orphan?s Wish. I believe it is one of her best. She knows how to take a fairy tale and turn it into a wonderful book. I was hooked r...

    This was really good! I can't wait to read more of Melanie's books. :D ...

    My goodness, have you seen this cover?!! The girl on the cover matches the girl in the story, it makes perfect sense how things turn out. Forget everything you know about Aladdin, if you're like me then that knowledge stems from the 1992 film with the late/great Robin Williams, THIS is...

    Another win by Melanie Dickerson. Although I would never have guessed that the character of Aladdin would make an appearance in Hagenheim, Dickerson made his story come to life in a new and exciting way. Although at first I was hoping for an Arabian Princess as the heroine in this stor...

    Melanie Dickerson once again proved her unique ability to take a well known fairy tale, rework it and make it into a spiritual take. This go round, she takes on the story of Aladdin. We meet him as a young boy whose mother had just died and he must find a way to support himself as an o...

    I'm going to start by saying if you read this book just because it is an Aladdin retelling, you might be disappointed. There are some similarities, but this book happens in the world and with the family the author has already created. I'm rating this one 3.5 stars and that makes me...

    Once again, Melanie does a fantastic job! What I always love most about Melanie books is no matter who the characters are or what adaption she is doing, you can always find a way to relate to the characters. From Aladdin just wishing to be accepted and loved by everyone to Kirstyn'...

    This is the sweetest story Dickerson has ever written (and that is saying something) and quite possibly the sweetest story ever. An absolutely lovely Aladdin retelling with enough that is new and enough kept of the old to keep it both interesting as well as traditional. Definite crosso...

    4 1/2 stars *Happy sigh* Guys, I've been beyond excited for The Orphan's Wish since I heard about it and the day it came out, I rushed out to buy it. First of all, we need to acknowledge the loveliness of the cover. Those colors are amazing? I really enjoyed this book (...

  • R.F. Gammon
    May 31, 2018

    So I made myself finish this. I did receive it in exchange for a review, but review was not required. I'll be quite honest--I hated this book. I'm going to try to find some good things, but we'll see. XD POSITIVES: +The 1400s was kind of a cool setting! I didn't feel like it w...

  • Rapunzel_Scheinberg
    Apr 04, 2018

    So I made myself finish this. I did receive it in exchange for a review, but review was not required. I'll be quite honest--I hated this book. I'm going to try to find some good things, but we'll see. XD POSITIVES: +The 1400s was kind of a cool setting! I didn't feel like it w...

    About this book: ?From the streets to an orphanage in a faraway kingdom, Aladdin has grown up alone. Until he meets Kirstyn. With a father who is the duke of Hagenheim and a mother who is the patroness of the orphanage where Aladdin lives, Kirstyn is a member of the most powerful ...

    The Holy Land, 1401? A little boy, grieving the recent death of his mother, is taken under the wing of a street lord and forced to steal in the marketplace for food. Until the day he is seen and adopted by a kindly priest, who takes him back to the faraway Holy Roman Empire. Year...

    Book title: The Orphans Wish. Author: Melanie Dickerson. Series: Hagenheim book #8. Genre: Fairy Tale retelling without magic, Medieval. Received book from: NetGallery. Form of Book: Ebook. Reviewer: Victoria Goodbrand. Date started: March 15, 2018 at precisely 2 o?clock. Da...

    Storyline: This book has a good plot!!! Guessable at times, but still good. It felt like a different storyline than Aladdin... but there were some similar parts. (Aladdin?s name, wealth and trickery like the original story, etc). I didn?t connect with the characters, but I stil...

    As always, Melanie Dickerson is creative in her twists and new takes on fairy tales and history! The Orphan's Wish gives new life to characters like Aladdin and Abu, while adding in the beloved royal family from previous Hagenheim books (although Kirstyn's older siblings don't play muc...

    I love Melanie Dickerson's writing and stories. My absolute favorite of hers is The Merchant's Daughter. I've read and reread it multiple times and could continue to do so for a very long time. I was so excited to see a spin off of Aladdin as her newest book. Unfortunately for me, it w...

    My blog: A Magical World Of Words The premise is great and I had high hopes for the book. This review will also contain a lot of quotes from the book, because I think that's the best way to show why I didn't like the story. The writing is not great. It's amateurish, and littere...

    3.5 personal rating; would give four stars if I was the intended YA audience. This is a great, clean book that I would hand to any teen girl without batting an eye. There are some scenes with a bit of violence, but not a bunch of gore. There is a kidnapping, so heads-up to those who...

    I would like to say this book is of the same caliber as her other books...but I cannot. This book is by far her best work to date. She has brought out the very real self doubts and fears we all have and infused them into her characters. Melanie kept the action and adventure but als...

    O my goodness, I?m so excited about this book! (flails arms in excitement and squeals!) If you didn?t already know, Melanie Dickerson (also known as the ?Queen of fairy tale retellings?) has long been one of my favorite authors. I always eagerly anticipate her next release. The...

    Another fairy tale retelling from Melanie Dickerson! For those of you who?ve been waiting for Kirstyn?s turn to fall in love, it?s finally here in The Orphan?s Wish. Strangely enough, did you know Aladdin left the Middle East as a little boy and grew up in Hagenheim? I guess it...

    "But I will always be just a servant, and it will never . . . . . . . . It will never be enough." Reluctantly, Aladdin leaves Hagenheim Castle behind along with a hefty piece of his heart; the Duke of Hagenheim's lovely daughter, Kirstyn. Orphaned at an early age, forced into steal...

    Oh what a wonderful book! This has been my favorite Melanie Dickerson book from among the few she?s written in the past few years. Somehow it seemed to me to have more soul to it. The retelling was well thought out and well written. The characters? friendship and their struggle...

    An easy to read fairy retelling featuring Aladdin and Abu. What do we want from fairytales; magic, danger, swoon worthy romances, a big twist and characters to root for. This book had it all! I now want to read the others in the series. Thank you to Netgalley for the chance to read ...

    Melanie Dickerson has the wonderful ability to take the foundation of a children's fairy tale and build it in to an adult version with depth and complexity as well as great historical detail. This particular Hagenheim novel is the story of Aladdin. Aladdin is an orphan who is picke...

    Melanie Dickerson is amazing! Her twist on one of my top favorite fairy-tales, Aladdin, is phenomenal! Granted, it was a bit slow at the start, but once I got passed the first few chapters, it picked right up. I couldn't put it down. The story is an inspiration and refreshing to read. ...

    Oh. My. Gosh. I am a verrrrrry happy person right now. I have waited for this for so long. I lovvvvved this book. I thought the first half was a bit slow but other than that it was really pretty good. I wish that in the beginning of the book we could have seen more of Kirstyn and a lit...

  • Faith M:)
    Jul 27, 2018

    So I made myself finish this. I did receive it in exchange for a review, but review was not required. I'll be quite honest--I hated this book. I'm going to try to find some good things, but we'll see. XD POSITIVES: +The 1400s was kind of a cool setting! I didn't feel like it w...

    About this book: ?From the streets to an orphanage in a faraway kingdom, Aladdin has grown up alone. Until he meets Kirstyn. With a father who is the duke of Hagenheim and a mother who is the patroness of the orphanage where Aladdin lives, Kirstyn is a member of the most powerful ...

    The Holy Land, 1401? A little boy, grieving the recent death of his mother, is taken under the wing of a street lord and forced to steal in the marketplace for food. Until the day he is seen and adopted by a kindly priest, who takes him back to the faraway Holy Roman Empire. Year...

    Book title: The Orphans Wish. Author: Melanie Dickerson. Series: Hagenheim book #8. Genre: Fairy Tale retelling without magic, Medieval. Received book from: NetGallery. Form of Book: Ebook. Reviewer: Victoria Goodbrand. Date started: March 15, 2018 at precisely 2 o?clock. Da...

    Storyline: This book has a good plot!!! Guessable at times, but still good. It felt like a different storyline than Aladdin... but there were some similar parts. (Aladdin?s name, wealth and trickery like the original story, etc). I didn?t connect with the characters, but I stil...

  • Victoria
    Mar 19, 2018

    So I made myself finish this. I did receive it in exchange for a review, but review was not required. I'll be quite honest--I hated this book. I'm going to try to find some good things, but we'll see. XD POSITIVES: +The 1400s was kind of a cool setting! I didn't feel like it w...

    About this book: ?From the streets to an orphanage in a faraway kingdom, Aladdin has grown up alone. Until he meets Kirstyn. With a father who is the duke of Hagenheim and a mother who is the patroness of the orphanage where Aladdin lives, Kirstyn is a member of the most powerful ...

    The Holy Land, 1401? A little boy, grieving the recent death of his mother, is taken under the wing of a street lord and forced to steal in the marketplace for food. Until the day he is seen and adopted by a kindly priest, who takes him back to the faraway Holy Roman Empire. Year...

    Book title: The Orphans Wish. Author: Melanie Dickerson. Series: Hagenheim book #8. Genre: Fairy Tale retelling without magic, Medieval. Received book from: NetGallery. Form of Book: Ebook. Reviewer: Victoria Goodbrand. Date started: March 15, 2018 at precisely 2 o?clock. Da...

  • Lilian
    Oct 26, 2018

    So I made myself finish this. I did receive it in exchange for a review, but review was not required. I'll be quite honest--I hated this book. I'm going to try to find some good things, but we'll see. XD POSITIVES: +The 1400s was kind of a cool setting! I didn't feel like it w...

    About this book: ?From the streets to an orphanage in a faraway kingdom, Aladdin has grown up alone. Until he meets Kirstyn. With a father who is the duke of Hagenheim and a mother who is the patroness of the orphanage where Aladdin lives, Kirstyn is a member of the most powerful ...

    The Holy Land, 1401? A little boy, grieving the recent death of his mother, is taken under the wing of a street lord and forced to steal in the marketplace for food. Until the day he is seen and adopted by a kindly priest, who takes him back to the faraway Holy Roman Empire. Year...

    Book title: The Orphans Wish. Author: Melanie Dickerson. Series: Hagenheim book #8. Genre: Fairy Tale retelling without magic, Medieval. Received book from: NetGallery. Form of Book: Ebook. Reviewer: Victoria Goodbrand. Date started: March 15, 2018 at precisely 2 o?clock. Da...

    Storyline: This book has a good plot!!! Guessable at times, but still good. It felt like a different storyline than Aladdin... but there were some similar parts. (Aladdin?s name, wealth and trickery like the original story, etc). I didn?t connect with the characters, but I stil...

    As always, Melanie Dickerson is creative in her twists and new takes on fairy tales and history! The Orphan's Wish gives new life to characters like Aladdin and Abu, while adding in the beloved royal family from previous Hagenheim books (although Kirstyn's older siblings don't play muc...

    I love Melanie Dickerson's writing and stories. My absolute favorite of hers is The Merchant's Daughter. I've read and reread it multiple times and could continue to do so for a very long time. I was so excited to see a spin off of Aladdin as her newest book. Unfortunately for me, it w...

    My blog: A Magical World Of Words The premise is great and I had high hopes for the book. This review will also contain a lot of quotes from the book, because I think that's the best way to show why I didn't like the story. The writing is not great. It's amateurish, and littere...

    3.5 personal rating; would give four stars if I was the intended YA audience. This is a great, clean book that I would hand to any teen girl without batting an eye. There are some scenes with a bit of violence, but not a bunch of gore. There is a kidnapping, so heads-up to those who...

    I would like to say this book is of the same caliber as her other books...but I cannot. This book is by far her best work to date. She has brought out the very real self doubts and fears we all have and infused them into her characters. Melanie kept the action and adventure but als...

    O my goodness, I?m so excited about this book! (flails arms in excitement and squeals!) If you didn?t already know, Melanie Dickerson (also known as the ?Queen of fairy tale retellings?) has long been one of my favorite authors. I always eagerly anticipate her next release. The...

    Another fairy tale retelling from Melanie Dickerson! For those of you who?ve been waiting for Kirstyn?s turn to fall in love, it?s finally here in The Orphan?s Wish. Strangely enough, did you know Aladdin left the Middle East as a little boy and grew up in Hagenheim? I guess it...

    "But I will always be just a servant, and it will never . . . . . . . . It will never be enough." Reluctantly, Aladdin leaves Hagenheim Castle behind along with a hefty piece of his heart; the Duke of Hagenheim's lovely daughter, Kirstyn. Orphaned at an early age, forced into steal...

    Oh what a wonderful book! This has been my favorite Melanie Dickerson book from among the few she?s written in the past few years. Somehow it seemed to me to have more soul to it. The retelling was well thought out and well written. The characters? friendship and their struggle...

    An easy to read fairy retelling featuring Aladdin and Abu. What do we want from fairytales; magic, danger, swoon worthy romances, a big twist and characters to root for. This book had it all! I now want to read the others in the series. Thank you to Netgalley for the chance to read ...

    Melanie Dickerson has the wonderful ability to take the foundation of a children's fairy tale and build it in to an adult version with depth and complexity as well as great historical detail. This particular Hagenheim novel is the story of Aladdin. Aladdin is an orphan who is picke...

    Melanie Dickerson is amazing! Her twist on one of my top favorite fairy-tales, Aladdin, is phenomenal! Granted, it was a bit slow at the start, but once I got passed the first few chapters, it picked right up. I couldn't put it down. The story is an inspiration and refreshing to read. ...

    Oh. My. Gosh. I am a verrrrrry happy person right now. I have waited for this for so long. I lovvvvved this book. I thought the first half was a bit slow but other than that it was really pretty good. I wish that in the beginning of the book we could have seen more of Kirstyn and a lit...

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. I have to say from the first beginning where this book had a title, I was excited. I love Melanie Dickerson's work completely. I am a big fan o...

    I love retellings, when they are done right. By this I do not mean they need to mimic the classic tale we all know and love. No, I simply mean they haven't changed the story so much that it isn't recognizable anymore, but they have made it uniquely their own. That is exactly what Ms. D...

    The Orphan?s Wish ( Hagenheim #8 ) By: Melanie Dickerson The Orphan?s Wish is book eight in Hagenheim series. Ms. Dickerson outdid herself on The Orphan?s Wish. I believe it is one of her best. She knows how to take a fairy tale and turn it into a wonderful book. I was hooked r...

    This was really good! I can't wait to read more of Melanie's books. :D ...