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 Arabian Nights from acclaimed author Jessica Khoury.
February 23, 2016  |  368 pages
(Read from May 18, 2020 to May 19, 2020)
Grade: A–    (switch to numeric scale)
L/E Ratio: 50% Literature, 50% Entertainment
Writing Quality:
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Movie Potential:
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Sequel Potential:
Low High
Clearing out some of my backlog from the TBR shelf. I should have listened to this a long time ago...because I really enjoyed this reimagining of the tale of Aladdin and the Jinni, also the fantastic narration by Cassandra Campbell didn't hurt either. With familiar yet distinctively unique characters and an engaging, even somewhat badass, storyline, I was totally there for this.