Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury (WOW #6)

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about!

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.

The Forbidden Wish releases on February 23, 2016 from Razorbill

I'm a huge fan of fairy-tale/classic story retellings and this one looks to be particularly unique. I'm not all that well versed with the tales from The 1001 Nights, but Aladdin is one I'm sure everyone knows and I can't wait to see how this story will unfold.

So, what are you waiting for this Wednesday?



  1. I absolutely adore fairytale based fantasy stories (Aladdin's Disney in my head, so that makes it a sort of fairytale in my book!), so this sounds like my kind of read. I hope you enjoy it when you get to read it!

    My WoW.

  2. I LOVE retellings, and I'm not sure I've ever read one about Aladdin. I'll have to add it to my TBR!

    My Waiting on Wednesday post

  3. I love the cover of this. I haven't read this author yet. I do have the first book in her other series. I need to get on that. Nice pick! My WOW