Watch Out For The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

Thursday, February 4th 2016

Do you know the enticing tale of Aladdin and his enchanted Lamp?
Well think again buddy because the amazing imagination of Jessica Khoury, author of Origin and Kalahari, is telling it her way!


This novel received praises from two of my favorite authors Sarah J Maas and Renée Adhieh!

Lush, romantic, and exquisitely written…a rare, glittering jewel of a novel.” —Sarah J. Maas, Author of the NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling THRONE OF GLASS series

“This is Aladdin like you’ve never imagined.” —Renée Ahdieh, author of THE 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… 

Hmmmmmmmm . . . just the praises from two bestselling YA fantasy authors, how can you not be curious of how good this novel is?

Hearing these two amazing authors praise Jessica Khoury of her novel, The Forbidden Wish was all I need to start searching for my wallet to purchase my pre-order today. Then Netgallery, offered  a sneak peek of the novel and I was more than sold, I became an instant Jessica Khoury fan!

The Forbidden Wish, is a more than just a retelling of the Arabian Nights folklore story of Aladdin and his magical lamp. From the beginning of the novel we find ourselves lost, abandon and almost forgotten in the ruins of a lost city haunted by Jinnis. This is where we find our prisoner of the lamp Zahra. Surrounded by the past of an old kingdom Zahra seems to be haunted by the decisions that we made more hundreds of years ago which lead to the downfall of a great city. As Zahra continues to dwell on the past, she notice using her sixth sense to see beyond the bottle to sense a presents of . . .
You guessed it
Aladdin!

Despite witnessing the ever changing environment in which humans live in, Zahra has managed to hold a soft spot for humans which makes her a traitor towards other Jinni. What is Zahra to do when she is offered a chances to gain her freedom by fulfilling a task for the King of Jinnis? Will she take it or will she continue to grow soft for mortals? Meanwhile Aladdin, a smooth talking thief, is seeking to avenge the death of his parents, yet he struggles to achieve his goals when time to performing murderous actions, branding himself a coward. How is Zahra going to gain her freedom? How is Aladdin going to avenge his parents death when he believes himself to be a coward? Every wish that Aladdin makes comes with price to be paid, fulfilling their goals progressively becomes even more complicated than imagine. This playful, magical, and yes romantic novel is a sure fire way to lose yourself within the world that Jessica Khoury has created for us!

Please join me in following Aladdin and Zahra in this enchanting novel!
Remember to grab a copy from your local book stores/eBooks for
The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury!
available on
February 23 2016 

I have a feeling this is going book is going to better than a magic carpet ride!
Happy Reading!
~Lia

About Jessica Khoury

Jessica Khoury wrote her first book at age 4, a fan fic sequel to Syd Hoff’s Danny and the Dinosaur, which she scribbled on notebook paper, stapled together, and placed on the bookshelf of her preschool classroom. Since that day, she’s dreamed of being an author.

When not writing, Jess enjoys spending time with family, playing video games, and traveling the world in search of stories and inspiration.

Jess currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina. She is the author of Origin, Vitro, and forthcoming Kalahari.

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