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Author: Khoury, Jessica
Publisher: Razorbill
Year Published: 2016
ISBN: 9781595147677
Grades: Grades 7 to 12, Grades 7-12

The Forbidden Wish

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This retelling  of the Aladdin story has everything a YA reader could wish for—hanging-by-your-fingertips danger, palace intrigue, a dark villain, forbidden love, a swashbuckling hero, and a feisty dagger-eyed princess.  There are enough twists from the original story that readers are guaranteed to be utterly absorbed from the first page!  This time, the jinni is the main character, and she’s a girl. Zahra has been trapped inside a magical lamp for four thousand years, and she hasn’t had a Master to grant wishes to in hundreds of years. That’s where the lovable, mischievous thief, Aladdin, steps in.
This is for those young adult readers who love romance and a kick butt heroine.  I highly recommend this book for grades 7-12.
“An exciting tale of deception, forbidden love, and dangerous magic, starring a cheeky thief and powerful but vulnerable jinni. Fans of fairy tale retellings set in faraway lands full of romance, daring-do and pulse-pounding action will fall for this swoon-worthy tale…” (Booklist, starred review)

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ISBN: 9781338195774
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