Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday #142: The Forbidden Wish, by Jessica Khoury

This is a weekly event hosted by
It showcases future releases which
we book bloggers
are eagerly anticipating!!

Here's my choice for this week!

The Forbidden Wish
Hardcover, 352 pages
February 23, 2016
 Fantasy, Fairy Tale Retellings, Historical Fiction, Romance,Young Adult Fiction

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 on this one!

This beautiful cover has pulled me right in, I love the plot, as well!!  First of all, it's a fairy tale
retelling, and second, it's about Aladdin, which 
happens to be one of my favorites!!
I adore stories about jinnis (genies), because
I would be sooo happy to have some
wishes granted.....(who wouldn't be?)
So I'm definitely grabbing this as
a belated Valentine's Day present to myself!
(Unless I can get hubs to give it to me....)

What do you think of my choice?
Leave your link below, so I can
come check out your pick(s)!


  1. Love the cover and blurb. Seems like a really interesting read. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

    1. Hi, Shane!

      Oh, I know!! Retellings of the Aladdin fairy tale are not that common, so I really want to read this one! And that cover is just AMAZING!!

      You're very welcome for the share! Thanks for commenting!! : )

  2. I agree, that cover really is striking. I may give it a go if I can nab it from my library eventually, but I don't know that I will purchase it. Sure hope you love it!

    1. Hi, Barb!

      Oh, I'm definitely getting this one! I LOVE the story of Aladdin and the Magic Lamp! I know I'll love this reteelling, as well!

      thanks for commenting!! : )

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    1. Hi, Renne!

      I think this is a cover that attracts a LOT of people, which is great, because then the story will be investigated! Glad you like my pick, too!

      Thanks for the comment!! : )

  4. I've heard about this one a few times now! I love re-tellings as well, but there's only so many Cinderalla's you can take!! Nice change of pace!
    My WoW

    1. Hi, Jennifer!

      I agree! This is definitely a nice change of pace! There are Cinderella retellings all over the place! Lol.

      Thanks for the comment!! : )

  5. Fantastic pick! This one sounds so good and different and the cover is stunning.

    1. Hi, Teresa!

      Glad you like it! Yeah, I thought it was something new and different! We need a variety of fairy tale retellings, right? Lol.

      Thanks for commenting back!! : )

  6. This is a great cover, and sounds really interesting. I've been loving all of the fairy tale re-imaginigs. Some are better than others, but it's great to see one with Aladdin.

    1. Hi, Tiffany!

      Oh, this cover caught my eye right away! And when I saw that the story inside was about Aladdin, I immediately wanted the book!! We really don't see that many retellings of "Aladdin and the Magic Lamp".

      Thanks for dropping by and commenting!! : )


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