Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday [30]

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine allows bloggers to share which books we are most anticipating

This week I am waiting on The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury (February 23, 2016)

Summary 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 Aladdin from acclaimed author Jessica Khoury.

Why I'm Waiting

I love that djinns/jinns/genies are the new supernatural being trend.  I've always loved them (my all-time favorite show is I Dream of Jeannie).  So, needless to say I'm excited to read different takes on them.  And this one even has a bit of I Dream of Jeannie to it (Jeannie and Tony fall in love, Zahra falls for Aladdin).  Plus I love Aladdin, so a retelling is fantastic!  


  1. I have seen many good things about this one, I hope you like it!! New follower.

  2. Sounds like an interesting book. Hope you enjoy it! My WoW