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"Waiting On" Wednesday (#101) The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm picking:

The Forbidden Wish by
Expected publication: February 23rd 2016 by Razorbill

From Goodreads: 

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.

Why I'm Waiting:

Yes.  A retelling of Aladdin.  Sign me up!  I also saw Jessica Khoury at a book festival, and I am determined to read one of her books.


  1. OOh that sounds intriguing! Love a good fairy tale twist/retelling!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. That sounds like an awesome choice! I'd love to see you around my blog :)


  3. Great choice, I love the fact the genie (jinn) is a girl, makes it more intriguing.

    Check mine out

  4. Ohh Jinnis! 2016 has a lot of great YAs coming out! :)
    My WOW

  5. This one is on my wishlist too! Such a pretty cover and awesome description.

  6. Whoa, this is the first I've heard of this one... another retelling AND another jinn book! YAY! Thanks for sharing! :)