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Published by Razorbill on February 5th 2016
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.
What if the most powerful magic was truly the power of love? A thief, a princess, and a jinni. The thief is a son of tragic revolutionaries, the princess with an ailing father and a kingdom in need of her, and the jinni forbidden to love. This is the story of Aladdin and the story of an ancient jinni learning what it really means to be free.
As far as retellings go, The Forbidden Wish is one of the best I’ve read so far and I loved every page. This book really is my favorite version of Aladdin and will probably remain so a thousand years and one. The plot was great, the characters were amazing, and the romance was so disgustingly sweet. I’m still grinning about it. I want or shall I say need more Zahra and Aladdin. It’s been a while since I’ve connected with characters and their relationships on both a friendship and romantic level. This book is everything.