Forbidden Wish

Forbidden Wish

eBook - 2016
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"Lush, romantic, and exquisitely written . . . a rare, glittering jewel of a novel."-- Sarah J. Maas , author of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series

"This is Aladdin like you've never imagined."-- Renée Ahdieh , author of The Wrath and the Dawn

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 the Aladdin story from acclaimed author Jessica Khoury .


From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Penguin Young Readers Group, 2016.
ISBN: 9780698151062
0698151062
1595147675
Characteristics: 1 online resource ()
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Study Program: Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 5.5 15.0 182001.

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AshleyF2008 Jul 31, 2017

(In short) Characters were fantastic. Story was okay. Setting/history was colorful. Romance was...I would have been happier without it.

I felt our main character Zahra was strong and interesting and believable. I wish the story had focused on the friendships in the story rather than the romance with Aladdin. The "love conquers all" mantra is a bit flat for a book that seems rich in every other area. No instalove and no real love triangle, though, which is great. But that romance really was disappointing for me and the flatness of it could have been easily fixed (which is the worst part).

Truly, the characters carried this story. Everyone was vibrant and I felt like that all had a stake in what was happening. That goes the same for the history of the world that Zahra gives us.

AL_KELSEY Nov 21, 2016

This retelling of Aladdin, with a female genie gives the history and backstory of this incredible Middle Eastern tale. Love triangle, magic, and desperation abound as three teens try to understand their place in their world.

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joywolf83
Sep 04, 2016

A love story of Aladdin and his 'jinni'. Strong female leads to retake city from corrupted uncle. The ending is most powerful when the truth of what the forbidden wish is.

DPLaprilteenservices Apr 30, 2016

I'm a fan of (good) re-told fairytales and myths. This transformation of the tale of Aladdin breaks away from the Disney version and delivers a fresh take. Zahra is a fantastic, well-drawn character and Khoury's storytelling in general is really well-done. It was hard to put this one down, and you'll love the ending!

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