Waiting on Wednesday – The Forbidden Wish

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine,
which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!


Waiting on Wednesday – The Forbidden Wish
The Forbidden Wish

Written by: Jessica Khoury
Published by: Razorbill
Release date: February 23rd 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Retelling, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 352
Buy: B&N, Amazon, Book Depository
Add on: Goodreads
Also by this author: Vitro

She is the most powerful Jinni of all. He is a boy from the streets. Their love will shake the world...

When Aladdin discovers Zahra's jinni lamp, Zahra is thrust back into a world she hasn't seen in hundreds of years—a world where magic is forbidden and Zahra's very existence is illegal. She must disguise herself to stay alive, using ancient shape-shifting magic, until her new master has selected his three wishes.

But when the King of the Jinn offers Zahra a chance to be free of her lamp forever, she seizes the opportunity—only to discover she is falling in love with Aladdin. When saving herself means betraying him, Zahra must decide once and for all: is winning her freedom worth losing her heart?

As time unravels and her enemies close in, Zahra finds herself suspended between danger and desire in this dazzling retelling of Aladdin from acclaimed author Jessica Khoury.



…Sorry, I got distracted there, did you say something? ;) I’ve been wanting a great Aladdin retelling for a while now, and this one sounds SO GOOD. I have to be honest and say that the other two books I’ve read by Jessica Khoury weren’t really my thing, but since this one is definitely a genre I love, I’m really really hoping it’s the book for me!

What book are YOU anxiously awaiting today?

Link me to your WoW post, I’d love to stop by! :)

18 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday – The Forbidden Wish

  1. An Aladdin retelling is certainly an intriguing thing! I’m going to keep an eye on the reviews for this one, as I’m curious to see how well-executed this tale is going to be ;)

  2. Oh this does sound good! I feel like I’ve been seeing a lot of Jinni stories on the market lately, though I haven’t given any of them a chance yet. Great choice! Also, awesome blog- new follower.

  3. I live for retellings and this one seems really interesting. I wonder what the world building will be like for the world of the Jinnis and I wonder if there will be a lot of funny (or maybe not funny) culture shock things going throughout the book. If Aladdin was a girl too I would’ve probably loved it 20x more!

  4. Now that you mention it, I don’t think I’ve read any recent Aladdin re-telling so I must put this one on the list! And with the girl djinn in the story, there is more potential for delicious romance!

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