This is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where every Wednesday bloggers highlight a book that they are eagerly anticipating the release of!
The Forbidden Wish
By Jessica Khoury
Release Date: February 23, 2016She 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 Arabian Nights from acclaimed author Jessica Khoury.
THIS COVER IS SO GORGEOUS. I don't know about you, but I love the colors of this cover! Moving onto the story, I have been hearing more and more about books coming out that are about Genies (Jinni?). I'm not sure if it's going to be a new "thing" in YA, but I'm definitely intrigued! I love how this has so much magic and danger involved! Oh, and let's not forget about the romance that's going to brew between the main character and the owner of her lamp. I'm excited to see how this retelling turns out!