Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #18

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Jocelyn's Waiting On: 

The Forbidden Wish: Melissa Jessica Khoury
Publication Date: February 23rd, 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 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

After reading The Lunar Chronicles, I have become increasingly interested in fairytale retellings. The only retelling of Aladdin I've heard of so far wasn't getting that many great reviews, so I decided to skip it since TLC set my standards pretty high. This one definitely looks a lot better and I can't wait to give it a try! 

Cassie's Waiting On: 

Riders (Riders #1) by Veronica Rossi
Publication Date: February 16, 2016


RidersFor eighteen-year-old Gideon Blake, nothing but death can keep him from achieving his goal of becoming a U.S. Army Ranger. As it turns out, it does.
Recovering from the accident that most definitely killed him, Gideon finds himself with strange new powers and a bizarre cuff he can’t remove. His death has brought to life his real destiny. He has become War, one of the legendary four horsemen of the apocalypse.
Over the coming weeks, he and the other horsemen—Conquest, Famine and Death—are brought together by a beautiful but frustratingly secretive girl to help save humanity from an ancient evil on the emergence. They fail.
Now—bound, bloodied, and drugged—Gideon is interrogated by the authorities about his role in a battle that has become an international incident. If he stands any chance of saving his friends and the girl he’s fallen for—not to mention all of humankind—he needs to convince the skeptical government officials the world is in imminent danger.
But will anyone believe him?

I've never read anything from Veronica Rossi, but I've heard good things about her book.  Honestly, this just sounds amazing.  I'm so intrigued by the description because it doesn't sound like anything I've ever read before!  I can't wait to see how I like her books.


  1. Ooh these both sound awesome *tries to take the books out of the computer screen*. Riders was already on my TBR from last week's WoW and now I've added The Forbidden Wish (I also love fairytale retellings)

    Enchanted by YA:

    1. Yay! Fairytale retellings are becoming SO popular, right? I hope they keep getting better.

      - Jocelyn

  2. OOoh nice! Seeing a lot of the first one! Riders is one I cannot wait for either!! Should be WoWing that soon! Almost done with my 2015 books! Even my WoWs are organized! LOL!

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  3. Ooh great picks!!! I am super excited for both of these! I am a huge fan of retellings now, so The Forbidden Wish is definitely a must-read for me (and I loved Jessica Khoury's book, Origin, so I think I'll love this one too even though they're completely different genres). Riders so interesting and unique!! I have no idea whether I'll like it or not, but it sounds like such a cool concept!

    1. I haven't read any of Jessica Khoury's other books but I am super excited for The Forbidden Wish - because fantasy & romance! And Riders does seem really interesting, plus the cover is so gorgeous!

      - Jocelyn