7 Dec 2015

Mini-Review: SNEAK PEEK. The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

Title:  The Forbidden Wish
Original Title: The Forbidden Wish  
Author: Jessica Khoury
Publisher: Razorbill
Genre: YA/Fantasy
Release Date: 2/23/2016


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.

My Opinion:

I just finished reading the Sneak Peek from NetGalley. 3 letters: OMG. 

Its such an incredible reading.
With so many landscapes and ancient cities to imagine.
Wonderful characters to discover.

I'm totally in love with the female rebel group and all the background story of the Jinni.
(Did I mentioned that I adore that the genie is a girl?)

The language is easy to follow and the story has a lot of twists to track on that make of this a wonderful story.


This is an amazing Aladdin Retelling.

So grab it to your TBR as this promises to be a REALLY thrilling adventure. 
(PS. Look at that cover, isn't it the most beautiful you've seen in a long time? Its simple yet it draws your attention like a magnet!

As the poets say, stories are truth told through lies.

Rating: (so far)

Rated like this because... 
    • Its not missing a single thing. 
    • Adventure
    • Open to imagination
    • Wonderful characters
    • Female strenght 
    • Magic floating everywhere

If you preorder the book: Click HERE! For an INCREDIBLE surprise from the author. 

About the author.

Jessica Khoury wrote her first book at age 4, a fan fic sequel to Syd Hoff's Danny and the Dinosaur, which she scribbled on notebook paper, stapled together, and placed on the bookshelf of her preschool classroom. Since that day, she's dreamed of being an author.

When not writing, Jess enjoys spending time with family, playing video games, and traveling the world in search of stories and inspiration. 

Jess currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina. She is the author of Origin, Vitro, and forthcoming Kalahari.

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I received a SNEAK PEEK from Netgalley in exchange of an honest Review.

 Thanks for Reading! 
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