There are whispers of a ghost in the slaughterhouse where sixteen-year-old Wen assists her father in his medical clinic—a ghost who grants wishes to those who need them most. When one of the Noor, men hired as cheap factory labor, humiliates Wen, she makes an impulsive wish of her own, and the Ghost grants it. Brutally.
Guilt-ridden, Wen befriends the Noor, including their outspoken leader, a young man named Melik. At the same time, she is lured by the mystery of the Ghost and learns he has been watching her … for a very long time.
As deadly accidents fuel tensions within the factory, Wen must confront her growing feelings for Melik, who is enraged at the sadistic factory bosses and the prejudice faced by his people at the hand of Wen’s, and her need to appease the Ghost, who is determined to protect her against any threat—real or imagined. She must decide whom she can trust, because as her heart is torn, the factory is exploding around her … and she might go down with it.
Of Metal and Wishes was not what I was expecting, not even close. This book was really dark, beautiful and scary. I’m surprised at how every single element of the book came together and worked nicely. I have to admit that the first few pages had me scratching my head because I had no idea where Fine was going with the book. But, every single thing that Fine incorporated in the book worked out in the end and the result was very enjoyable.
One of my favorite part about the book were the Noor. I was touched by how much they loved each other. These men are described as very manly tall men and to see how loving they are towards each other amazed me. Malik the leader of the Noor was amazingly fleshed out, I loved every single thing about him. On the other hand our main character, Wen, was a little hard to love at first but she grew on my by the end of the book. I got a little frustrated with her but I had to understand the circumstances she was in and try to put myself in her shoes. Lastly, the ghost, I loved this character so much. He was scary but at the same time I couldn’t help not rooting for him. It was confusing. He did terrible things but he cared for Wen. I just wanted him to be happy.
I really hope you guys read and enjoy Of Metal and Wishes as much as I did.
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