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Publisher Description

"Lush, romantic, and exquisitely written . . . a rare, glittering jewel of a novel."—Sarah J. Maas, author of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series

"This is Aladdin like you've never imagined."—Renée Ahdieh, author of The Wrath and the Dawn

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 the Aladdin story from acclaimed author Jessica Khoury.

Young Adult
February 23
Penguin Young Readers Group

Customer Reviews

Yvette Br. ,

Loved It <3

4.5 Stars

I loved this book! Aladdin and Zahra's story was so touching. I loved how they started to care for each other. I also loved the backstory of all of the characters. I loved the princess and her handmaidens and their history. I loved Zahra's past even though it was sad. Aladdin's childhood was so sad but i loved how it came full circle and he lead the rebellion. One of the things I loved the most was that there was a strong sense of female empowerment throughout the whole book. This was a great balance of romance and action. Aladdin is my favorite disney movie and this book did not disappoint.

GyeoljeongSuju ,


this book made me fall in love with Aladdin myself omg

StephnMark18 ,

Great Read

Well written and intriguing. You build a strong connection to the characters and their feelings. Loved it!

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