Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday [33]: The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming books we are looking forward to being released.
My pick for this week is:

Title: The Forbidden Wish
Author: Jessica Khoury
Expected pub. date: February 23rd, 2016
Genre: Fantasy - Retelling

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 am I waiting for this book? The premise sounds fantastic! Aladdin used to be one of my favorite movies when I was little and I've never read a retelling of Arabian Nights. Also there aren't many jinni-related books in YA, at least to my knowledge. I've only read As You Wish by Jackson Pearce and it was a long time ago but I remember thinking that there should be more books on that subject because I really enjoyed it, so I'm hoping this one will turn out amazing too. 

What do you think of my pick for this week WOW? 
Leave me a comment and link me to your WOW. I love reading about upcoming releases and it's just a great way to find new books :)

Have a great Wednesday!

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