10 February, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Today we are waiting for The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury!

Keep an eye out! The book is almost here ;) It will be a re-telling of Aladdin and it will be a standalone according to the author.

Publication date: 23rd February, 2016
Publisher: Razorbill

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.

ALADDIN RE-TELLING! With a twist... the genie is now female! Forget about princesses, this sounds darker. By the way I thought the word was 'genie' but it's written 'jinni' is that the female version of the word? or it can be written as both? or I've just been writing it wrong my whole life?

What do you think bloggers? Are you in for another retelling of a well-known story?

I know Jessica because I've read some of her previous books and they were not too bad. I really liked the one called Origin. I assume she has been improving as well with time so this could be a great read!

Are you excited about The Forbidden Wish?