My Waiting On Wednesday entry this week is The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury.
And it’s not just because the cover is sumptuous. I mean, look at that. Isn’t that gorgeous?
Synopsis from Amazon:
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 Arabian Nights from acclaimed author Jessica Khoury.
Expected release date: 1 March 2016
It’s a fairy-tale retelling!
I love fairy tale retellings. I have a huge weakness for them. I think I’ve mentioned this before… I love seeing different takes on the same story. If there are several different film versions of one of my favorite books, I *have* to see every single one. Some days I go through Goodreads and look up fairy tale retellings and add a million to my wish list. For realises. I used to DVR Ovation’s Battle of the Nutcracker and sit and watch them all. I take things like this seriously.
I love the twist on this Aladdin story! I can’t wait to read it. It sounds so intriguing and so many of the ARC reviews have been really positive. There were a load of Arabian Nights associated books or retellings in 2015, and I’m glad to see this trend continue. There is so much that can be done with that collection of tales!
So, what are you waiting on? What can’t you want to get your hands on?