Review: Genie in a Bottle (Whatever After #9)

Title: Genie in a Bottle (Whatever After #9)
Author: Sarah Mlynowski
Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Source: Library
Format: Ebook
Release Date: April 26, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

Be careful what you wish for…

When my brother, Jonah, and I travel through our mirror into the story of Aladdin, we’re excited. There will be magic lamps and genies granting wishes. Right?


The genie we meet isn’t QUITE as helpful as we expected. And if Aladdin’s wishes don’t come true, he won’t get to marry the princess and live happily ever after!

Now we have to:

– Escape an enchanted cave

– Find forty buckets of jewels

– Plan a parade

– Learn to fly a magic carpet

Otherwise we’ll run out of wishes… and never get home!


There has been a renewed interest in the story of Aladdin since the live-action remake of the Disney movie came out, so it is the perfect time to read this story.

I love that there have been some fairytales featured in this story that have boys as the main characters. Many fairytales are geared towards girls because they are about little girls or princesses. There are some stories, like Aladdin, which are about boys.

I couldn’t figure out how this one would end while I was reading it. Abby and Jonah messed up the fairytale so many times, and I couldn’t guess how they would fix it this time. As always, it worked out in the end.

I loved this story! The next one is about Hansel and Gretel, and I’m excited to read it!

What to read next:

Sugar and Spice (Whatever After #10) by Sarah Mlynowski

Flunked (Fairy Tale Reform School #1) by Jen Calonita

Have you read Genie in a Bottle? What did you think of it?


Author: jilljemmett

Jill lives in Toronto, Canada. She has studied English, Creative Writing, and Publishing. Jill is the creator and content producer of Jill’s Book Blog, where she has published a blog post every day for the last four years, including 5-7 book reviews a week. She can usually be found with her nose in a book.

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