The Forbidden Wish

  • by Jessica Khoury
  • Narrated by Cassandra Campbell
  • 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 that 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.


What the Critics Say

"Lush, romantic, and exquisitely written - The Forbidden Wish is a rare, glittering jewel of a novel." (Sarah J. Maas, author of Queen of Shadows)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

interesting take on a classic fairytale

I would recommend this book to those who like "remixed" fairy tales. The writing style was at a teen level but the story didn't center on feelings or entirely focus on the romance. I feel the characters were nicely developed. Narration was fine, diction was a little strange sometimes but that could have been related to the level of literature. Overall, worth the listen!
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- Amazon Customer "I 'collect' books and shoes, love my family, golden retriever, good design & food. Nothing is learned in vain & my curiosity will never die"

Cardboard Characters

I didn't finish this title. The plot was too unbelievable and the characters were too. I loved the idea of a story written from a genie's POV but it didn't flesh out well.
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- SC123

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-23-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio