Title: The Forbidden Wish
Author: Jessica Khoury
Blurb (GR): 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 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 Aladdin from acclaimed author Jessica Khoury.
The Forbidden Wish was an awesome book! It got all the right action scenes, all the right stuff! I loved Aladdin and Zahra’s journey and how they grew closer to each other. The only thing I kind of disliked was Zahra’s personality. It annoyed me that she’s so secretive, and never tells Aladdin anything. I mean that would normally create a sense of curiousity in me, but I felt like it didn’t go with the story. The next thing was, when Zahra tried getting the lamp and freeing the Jinn Prince. That was way to easy. In my opinion, I feel like if the author added a little bit more suspense it could’ve been better.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Daughter of Smoke and bone reminded me a lot of Throne of Glass series. I’m not fully done with the series, but the first book (review here) reminded me a lot of Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I give this book 3 stars because it’s not cut out what I’d thought it would be. I expected an adventure filled with love and action (mostly action). What I got was a book filled with less action more romance. And it was confusing. Who is the Daughter of Smoke and Bone? Is Karou just a mere incarnation of Madrigal? And literally, the first 101 pages were boring. Page 101 was where things finally got interesting. But at the same time, it was pretty good! The world Akiva and Karou were born in was so interesting (although confusing). I guess I should be picking up the second book soon enough.
That’s it for my mini reviews!