Waiting on Wednesday/s are hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine in which you choose a book or books that you're excited and waiting for.
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.
(Image and summary taken from Goodreads)
Reasons for why I'm excited for this book:
1) I am seriously cover-lusting so many books now. The original cover of The Forbidden Wish was already gorgeous as heck but the newer one is beautiful too! The play on colors and gradients make the cover so alluring. I 101% approve.
|Original The Forbidden Wish cover|
2) Loosely based on "Arabian Nights"??? Yes. Please. I am already so there. (Genies! Wishes! Betrayal! Drama! Romance! And a guy named Aladdin, you can only go right with this combination.) Also, I am super loving Jessica Khoury's Pinterest page for The Forbidden Wish, it is glorious. Check out its prettiness HERE. The aesthetics are just adding to my excitement for the books.
3) One of my mottos in life is: Trust in Maas. So when Sarah J. Maas tells me that a book is "... a rare, glittering jewel", I am definitely going to listen. (Now, gimme.)
What are your WoW pick/s for this week? Let me know in the comments and I'll check them out!