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The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury
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The pacing is a little choppy, a bit draggy in places, and the very nonhuman jinn are very relatably human in their characterization...

Other than that, I really liked this book. An interesting twist on the old story of Aladdin and the Genie of the Ring smashed together with the story of Aladdin and the Genie of the Lamp, and a strong implication of adventures to come, whether or not they're written down.
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Reading Progress

September 30, 2019 – Started Reading
September 30, 2019 – Shelved
September 30, 2019 – Shelved as: fantasy
September 30, 2019 – Shelved as: romance
October 2, 2019 –
22.0% "I'm honestly a little embarrassed to admit just how much I'm enjoying this book. It's a lot of fun. :) Aladdin's character is much more the roguish lover than I'd expected."
October 23, 2019 –
44.0% "Predictable, but the prose tickles my fancy. I still think the jinni should be more inhuman than she is."
November 30, 2019 – Finished Reading

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