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The Forbidden Wish - Jessica Khoury
The Forbidden Wish
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A retelling of the story of Aladdin told from the perspective of the genie--a girl named Zahra--who falls in love with Aladdin even as she is bound to grant his wishes to win the heart of a warrior princess.
A retelling of the story of Aladdin told from the perspective of the genie--a girl named Zahra--who falls in love with Aladdin even as she is bound to grant his wishes to win the heart of a warrior princess.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781595147677 (1595147675)
Publisher: Razorbill
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it
3.5 Book 24/100: The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury
3.5There are so few "Aladdin" retellings out there, and so this wasn't quite the retelling I wanted it to be.What I would like is a retelling that really delves into the potential historical and cultural setting of the original tale, sticking fairly close to the bones of the story because that hasn'...
Unlimited Books
Unlimited Books rated it
5.0 The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury
This book was amazing. It was such a unique retelling of Aladdin and the world itself was even more unique. The relationship between the characters had me hooked on this book. The story was so gripping and it was impossible to put the book down. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves f...
As the page turns..
As the page turns.. rated it
4.5 "Woe to the man who befriends the jinn, for he shakes hands with death."
This was a magical retelling of the story of Aladdin! Though I should add that there were a few key differences from the familiar story, as the jinn for one, is female. And she was a brilliant character: flawed but very powerful. Verdict: I really liked this story even though it was heavy on romance...
Ani's Book Abyss
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4.0 Thoughts: The Forbidden Wish
The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury **Retelling based on Aladdin from One Thousand and One Nights 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 s...
YA Anonymous
YA Anonymous rated it
What a fun and adventurous retelling of Aladdin! The story will not disappoint! I especially liked a sweet little tie in at the end that certainly seems to hint to another possible twist on an old tale! One can only hope!
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