The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

The Forbidden Wish

The Forbidden Wish #1

Jessica Khoury

fiction fantasy young adult adventurous slow-paced

352 pages | first published 2016


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 forb...
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adventurous 100%
emotional 37%
mysterious 37%
inspiring 18%
lighthearted 18%
tense 18%
dark 12%
funny 12%
hopeful 12%
challenging 6%


medium 70%
fast 23%
slow 5%

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