Waiting On Wednesday (214) The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

Wednesday has become my favorite day of the week because I get to share the books that I am super excited about and can't wait to read.

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Expected publication: February 23rd 2016 by Razorbill

Synopsis 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.

I've had this on my tbr, but I wasn't sure if I was really going to read it. But then I won an eArc on Penguin's First To Read, so now I'm definitely going to read it!

When I read this I am going to have to try really hard to not draw comparisons with Disney's Aladdin (which I LOVE.) 21 years ago Aladdin was the only (THE ONLY) movie that my son would watch, and I still know every word of it. It's a good thing I actually like the movie!

27 comments:

  1. I admit I'm getting kinda curious about this one now!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. I hope you get the chance to read it Jessica. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Oh yes, so excited for this one! I liked Origin, and need to read on in that series too. Great pick!
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  3. I love the idea of this book! Gonna be interested in what you think. Enjoy.

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  4. I hadn't seen this one yet. Thanks for sharing it. The premise sounds interesting. Hope you enjoy it!

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  5. Would love to read this one too. The cover is so lovely and I like the blurb. Hope we all enjoy it when we get to read it :)

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    1. Hopefully we'll both enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by Shane.

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  6. I'm also pretty excited about this one! Thanks for stopping by earlier, Sandra :)

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

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  7. I am looking forward to this as well so good pick! Hope you get a chance to read it soon.

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    1. I hope we both enjoy it. Thank you for stopping by Brandi.

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  8. I've heard so many mixed things about these recent Aladdin retellings. I hope this one is great! :D

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    1. I'm curious to see how good this one is. It might sway me on reading some of the other retellings that are floating around. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I got this one last week - hoping to read it next week or the following week! I can't wait to dig in. I hope you love it when you get a chance to read it!

    Happy holidays, Sandra. :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  10. I'm waiting on this one, too!! (No, my WOW this week is not about this book.) I have it on my Goodreads shelves, and am anxiously awaiting its release!! And I see that lucky Alyssa already has it! Ohhhhh.....I need to get it soon!!

    CONGRATS on such an AWESOME choice!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting on my own WOW!! : )

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    1. I hope you get the chance to read it Maria. Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. Looks interesting, I will have to check it out!
    Hope you get some great books under the tree! Merry Christmas!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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  12. Aladdin was ALWAYS one of my favorite movies EVER, so naturally I'll check this one out ... I just HAVE to! I'm super excited, to be honest! Awesome choice! :D

    Happy holidays, Sandra! :) ♥
    Yvonne @ A World Between Folded Pages

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  13. New to me but sounds awesome! I have yet to read this author either but hear good things!!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

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  14. I've heard a lot of great things about this one! It definitely seems very interesting :) Great pick

    Sophie @ Sophie Reads YA

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