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The Forbidden Wish
The Forbidden Wish | Jessica Khoury
"Lush, romantic, and exquisitely written...a rare, glittering jewel of a novel."--Sarah J. Maas, Author of theNEW YORK TIMESBestsellingTHRONE OF GLASSseries"This is Aladdin like you've never imagined." --Rene Ahdieh, author ofTHE 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 opportunityonly 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 ofAladdin from acclaimed author Jessica Khoury.From the Hardcover edition.
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Allylu
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Well, I accomplished half of my goal - I finished The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury! I also made good progress on The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd and started Uprooted by Naomi Novik. Only reading 2 books at a time is working for me right now.

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This was a fun retelling of Aladdin. There are strong heroines, a sweet love story, and magic.
The book is from the jinni's point of view and I quite enjoyed how the author told the jinni's thoughts.

The plot moved along quickly and it did seem a bit rushed at points. It is a stand alone so while it could have been fleshed out more, I have been in the mood for one offs and not being tied to a series.

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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Aladdin

Klou This was my choice too+ 1y
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4/5 for this one! This was such a good retelling. It was a great mix of the classic and the more modern takes on Arabian nights. The romance between Zara and Aladdin was perfect. I loved the storyline in this one.

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Super excited #groupO. Here are a few books I have. I tried to stick to all stand alones.

#LMPBC #round12.
@Alfrazier21 @HufflepuffGirl90 @Littlewolf1

HufflepuffGirl90 Great picks! The Sorcery of Thorns and Enchantment of Ravens are both calling out to me. 1y
Littlewolf1 I haven‘t read any of these… I‘m open for any of them 1y
Alfrazier21 I haven‘t read any of these either! Enchantment of Ravens sounds interesting!! 1y
Littlewolf1 Looking forward to reading it 1y
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Clearing out some of my backlog from the TBR shelf. I should have listened to this a long time ago...because I really enjoyed this reimagining of the tale of Aladdin and the Jinni, also the fantastic narration by Cassandra Campbell didn't hurt either. With familiar yet unique characters and an engaging, storyline, I was totally there for this.
https://leahsbookishobsession2.blogspot.com/2020/05/audiobook-review-forbidden-w...

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Nothing like a good book and good company #dogsoflitsy

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MoonWitch94 Omg I love your Gus! He‘s one of my favorite Disney characters. 🥰 3y
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So I haven‘t read this book yet (Still on my TBR 😬) but I thought it looked perfect for today‘s #WishfulWednesday prompt 😊
#ReadingResolutions 📖💐

#BookNerd 📚💙

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AngelErin
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✨How is everybody‘s weekend going? It‘s been very busy for me, but good. 😀I haven‘t had time to read and that makes me feel all out of sorts. Plus my extremely long TBR is staring me in the face and starting to stress me out recently. There‘s too many books that I want to read! I‘m trying not to get too stressed about it though. Maybe I‘ll have time later tonight to read. I don‘t really need sleep, right? LOL! ✨ #theforbiddenwish #jessicakhoury

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💗💗 5y
AngelErin @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you! 💜💜 5y
CareBear Beautiful picture! 5y
AngelErin @CareBear Thank you!! ♥️♥️ 5y
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Strong heroine, swoon worthy hero and a fantastic twist to an already brilliant tale. The style of writing made the story come alive. Turning the last page and seeing THE END was the only disappointment I got from this book.

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Libby1 Wonderful quote, @VioletMoonBooks ! ⭐️ (edited) 5y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!! Love the lights!! 5y
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bookaddict86
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I listened to this on audiobook through my library and I liked it. Sometimes I had a hard time staying focused but it was a pleasant retelling of Alladin. 3.5/5 stars

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bookaddict86
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I'm enjoying the Alladin retelling aspect of this book. I am borrowing as an e-audio via my library app "Libby". I still have about 4 hours left but I'm liking it so far.

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Jaybirdreads
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In love! This got me out of my book funk. I love everything Aladdin so I needed to read this and it did not disappoint!

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🇩🇪 Bis jetzt ein toller Buchbeginn! Aktuell auf Seite 40

🇬🇧 A nice first part of the book! Cr: 40p

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This book is full of magic and adventure. This book is a twist on the classic tale of Aladdin. I love the romance between Aladdin and Zahra.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #TheForbiddenWish #JessicaKhoury #epicreads #book #books #bookart #bookaddict #bookaddiction #bookaholic #bookshelf #bookshelves #bookdesign #bookfeatures #bookgeek #bookhoarder #bookhaul #bookjunkie #bookkeeper #booklove #booklover #booklovers #bookcover #bookcovers #bookvibe #bookvibes #bookblog

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Abby2
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It was just ok. It's hard to make such a well known story new.

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Kristy_K
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An Aladdin retelling where the jinni is female. On my #tbr and hoping to get to soon!

#jubilantjuly #awholenewworld

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#jubilantjuly day 6: A Whole New World. Considering I have been reading a lot of fantasy lately everything is a whole new world. Even books I'd never have picked up, such as #thefireman are a new world to me. #scribeofsiena #theforbiddenwish #aladdin

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Jennb31
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This book is definitely more of a tween love story... great message about doing what's right even if that's not what is easy.

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It's a retelling of Aladdin. I used to think that Aladdin's djinn was huge, scary and male, but Zahra was beautiful and clever. Though, too much romance for my liking :(
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#theforbiddenwish #jessicakhoury

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Cerita retelling 1001 malam yang sangat indah...
Jessica Khoury sukses membuat The Forbidden Wish ini menjadi satu yang terbaik di antara karyanya yang lain. Dan untuk Penerbit Spring, 4 thumbs up for you guys!!😘
Sukses terus supaya bisa menghadirkan cerita-cerita terbaik sepanjang masa...

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[This is Indonesian Ver.]

I just finished it in 12 hours after 2 days delayed. And, yeah, this book quite good but not good enough to become my favorite. But, in some parts, I would tell that I like (or love) this book. For mini review, I'll post in my instagram tomorrow

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I don't know about you, but I'm a sucker for retellings. Especially fantasy retellings.

The Forbidden Wish is a standalone retelling of Aladdin and it is sumptuous and absolutely amazing. Easily one of my favourite books all time. Totally recommend.

Which retelling would you love to read? 🤔

#TheForbiddenWish #FavBook #Biblophile #BookBlogger #CoverLove #Fantasy #Retelling #ALLTHEBOOKS 📚💜

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'And what do you know of love?'
'That it must be a choice.'
'Oh, my naive thief. Love is rarely a choice'

Amazing book if you have not read it you should

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DragonSadhana
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With any book in the fantasy genre, there is always suspension of disbelief. That's how we get to enjoy these stories. But it wasn't happening here for me. It's a four thousand year old jinni with sixteen year old girl hormones. All other jinni in the book were monsters and given little humanity, unlike the protagonist. Le sigh. ⭐️⭐️

DragonSadhana I guess I just expect more from ancient jinni. 😂 5y
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