“Waiting” On Wednesday: The Forbidden Wish

Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

The Forbidden Wish - Jessica KhouryThe Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

Hardcover: 432 pages
Publication date: February 23rd 2016
Publisher: Razorbill
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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.

I’ve been wanting to try out Jessica Khoury for a while now and well this one seems as good as any. I’m definitely enjoying the Arabian Nights fad that’s sweeping YA books, and this one sounds
like it has a lot potential to be awesome!

What’s your WoW? Link us up!

Author: Cyn

noun. a bum a student again. A master’s student…oooh. procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

11 Replies to ““Waiting” On Wednesday: The Forbidden Wish”

  1. I can’t wait to read this one too! Awesome pick!

  2. Ah, I knew this one was about Jinn, I didn’t realize it was an Arabian nights retelling! Even more interested to read this one, now!

  3. I LOOOOOVE this cover. The colours are soooo gorgeous. I’m waiting on this one, too. Great pick!

    Check out what I’m waiting on this week!

  4. I’ve enjoyed a Khoury book before, so I’m definitely excited for this one as well! Great pick!
    Check out my WOW

  5. It does sound like a tempting read…enjoy! Here’s mine: “THE OPPOSITE OF EVERYONE”

  6. I like this cover. This theme is definitely sweeping YA but I haven’t picked one up yet but I will.

    Megan @ http://readingawaythedays.blogspot.Co.uk

  7. This sounds really good! I’ll read anything related to The Arabian Nights, so I’m in for this one too! Great pick! Here’s my WoW. Happy reading!

  8. So many Jinn stories coming out! This one looks pretty good and I love the purple all over the cover. XD Have you read THE FIRE WISH or BECOMING JINN or EXQUISITE CAPTIVE? I think they are also jinni books XD

    My WOW- http://rachelwritesthings.blogspot.com/2015/09/waiting-on-wednesday-seven-black.html

  9. I cannot wait to read this book! It will be my first Khoury book. I hope you enjoy it when you read it!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  10. Aladdin! I’ve never read anything by this author before either. This sounds really good. I hope you enjoy reading it.
    Thanks for stopping by My WoW.

  11. Oh yes! As a fan of fairy tales and retellings, I have this on my wishlist as well! Plus, Arabian Nights is a favorite and I also want to try a book by Jessica Khoury. I hope you get your hands on a copy soon, Cyn!! 🙂

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