Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Teaser Tuesday: The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat.
To play along just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury.

The Forbidden Wish –
Razorbill

Would I throw away a bag of gold just because I found it in a pile of dung?
— Chapter 2

Wishes have a way of twisting themselves, and there is nothing more dangerous than getting your heart’s desire. The question is, are you willing to gamble? How much are you willing to lose? What are you willing to risk everything for?
— Chapter 2



There are most certainly more memorable quotes on the way for this story, but I didn’t want to risk spoiling myself by looking ahead. Of course I immediately had the Aladdin theme song stuck in my head when I opened the book, but I think we’ll depart from that quite soon ... unless anyone had the head canon of Aladdin and Genie as OTP from the beginning. Maybe if Genie had looked a little more like Jasmine.
I like the idea of being able to get your heart’s desire handed to you but with the stinger that it might cost you everything. It will be interesting to see how all of this is going to work out.

Is it just me or are there more jinni stories than usual at the moment? Or maybe I just stumble upon them more now that I’ve read a few. Asking for your wishes would be cheesy, but maybe asking for the price you’d be willing to pay in exchange is an option? Share them with your teasers in the comments.

4 comments:

Sherry Fundin said...

Is this telling us to be careful what we wish for? We may just get it? :-)
sherry @ fundinmental My TT

sjhigbee said...

I really like the sound of this... I hope you go on enjoying it. This is my TT this week - a sci fi author with an amazingly sensuous style... https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2016/03/22/teaser-tuesday-22nd-march-2016/

Laura Thomas said...

I'm with Sherry on these! I keep meaning to try this author.

My Teaser Tuesday

Kathy Martin said...

Sounds intriguing. I hope you enjoy it. My teaser this week comes from A Lady in the Smoke by Karen Odden. Happy reading!

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