2016 · 4 Stars · Book Reviews · Fantasy · Retelling · Romance · Young Adult

The Forbidden Wish │ Jessica Khoury

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4 stars

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Synopsis:

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.

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Review:

This was a cute little book. I didn’t read any reviews before picking this book up and I think that helped.

The main characters were written well, but the side characters were pretty one dimensional. I really enjoyed the writing style and the book was easy to read.

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