I received a copy of BOTTLED by Carol Riggs in exchange for an honest review.
As a child, I spent a lot of time with my maternal grandmother. We would watch the old shows, and one of my favorites happened to be “I Dream of Jeanie.” I had the Halloween costume. I dreamed about having her magic and her sweet romance with Major Nelson. To be honest, I haven’t read a lot of genie books, so BOTTLED is a relatively new genre. However, I fell in love with it. It brought me back a strong taste of “I Dream of Jeanie.”
It isn’t just like the show, so don’t read it expecting a remake of Jeanie and Major Nelson. This book has much more depth to it than wacky stunts. Adeelah Naji is a character to believe in. There are moments of sweetness, moments of adventure, and times when you will gasp (at least I did!).
I can’t recommend this book enough. I don’t want to give away too much – I hate spoilers – but I do want to say that my favorite parts involved Adeelah and Nathan. Yes, I swooned for him!