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.
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!