Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday ...... The Forbidden Wish

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week is The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

Here is the Goodreads synopsis
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 Arabian Nights from acclaimed author Jessica Khoury.
Two words - Aladdin. Retelling. This one has been on my radar since it was first announced. The genie being in love with Aladdin while helping him win the hand of the princess? Yes. Totally all about it. The Pinterest board for this is amazing and only increases my need to devour this one.

Expected release date - February 23, 2016


  1. Yup, I can see why you're totally up for this one! I've really opened up to retellings of fairy tales lately because so many of them are so amazing! Have you read 'Alias Hook' by Lisa Jensen? I really enjoyed that one. For now I'll have to put this one on my TBR list as well! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!
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  2. I have a thing for Aladdin (in the Disney animated movie.) This is the ONLY movie my son would watch when he was a baby. He was only happy when this movie was on, even just in the background. We should have realized then that he was on the Autism spectrum, but it took a few years to get diagnosed. He's almost 21 now, so he doesn't watch it anymore, but I still know all of the words! This book sounds interesting. I'll have to add it to my tbr. Thanks for sharing.
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