Thursday, February 4, 2016

Promo and Giveaway: The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

Hi, bibliovores! I've got a another fun Penguin-related post for you. I'm helping promote The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury, a book that I am totally in love with. Immerse yourself in my perfect bookish environment, and enter to win a fantastic prize pack!

#1: Setting -- Rivendell

Source: Wiki

Any fellow Lord of the Rings fans? I've only read a few of the books, but I adored the movies. Rivendell is one of the most gorgeous fictional places in cinema and in books! I would love to sit by the waterfall, or on one of those balconies, and READ!

Gorgeous, right?

Source: Weta

#2: Favorite book -- Fire by Kristin Cashore

I adore this book so much! Some people get bent out of shape when asked what their favorite book is, but I have always had a favorite, and it is this one! I'd reread this book any day, every day. And it's a good one to be reading, with Rivendell in the background!

#3: An incredibly gorgeous library tucked away in Rivendell

Specifically, something similar to Johns Hopkins' very own George Peabody Library in Baltimore. Isn't is amazing?!

Source: Wikipedia

#4: Chocolate chip cheesecake

Because duh. This cheesecake is DIVINE, people. I've made several variations of it and I honestly can't tell you how I'm not 65486098456 pounds because I am obsessed with cheesecake! Check out THIS amazing visual. Yum!

So, to sum up things, my perfect bookish environment would be in Rivendell, with a huge library somewhere nearby, and some chocolate chip cheesecake, while reading Fire. Let's throw in Legolas and it's a done deal, yes? :D

Source: Tumblr

About The Forbidden Wish:

The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date: February 23, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads):

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 Aladdin from acclaimed author Jessica Khoury.

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The Giveaway:

5 winners will receive a hardcover of The Forbidden Wish and 2 addition Penguin Young Readers books of their choice. Readers may choose from backlist, frontlist, and future titles if ARCs are available and there are no additional restrictions. USA only. Ends 02/12 at midnight.

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  1. Rivendell, Legolas, chocolate & a huge library?? THAT SOUNDS LIKE HEAVEN TO ME!!

  2. Legolas and cheesecake? I'm in already haha! The Forbidden Wish looks reaaaaaaaaally good!! :)

  3. I loove this post! It makes me wanna read Fire now!... With Legolas next to me.

    1. LIS. You must read Fire! Legolas can be your reward. ;)

  4. I was addict before with your review but now I'm so impatient to have this baby in my hands.

    1. You need this one, Carine! Happy reading. =)

  5. Yaaay :D Gorgeous promo post Alyssa. <3 Fire is the best. Love that book so so so much :) And yay for awesome place too ;) Love it so much. Sigh. I need this book. That giveaway is so good. Sniffs. Wish I lived in the US :) Thank you for sharing about this sweetie. <3

    1. Fellow Fire fan! You will love The Forbidden Wish, Carina, I'm sure of it. And I'm sorry! Publisher's rules.

      You're very welcome!

  6. Holy crap, that IS gorgeous!! I want to live there too! And I'd gladly give your favorite book a try, while I am in the beautiful place eating ALL the cheesecake. And that library... wow. I cannot believe that is an actual place, it's phenomenal! Love your book wish :)

    1. ISN'T HE?! Oh wait, you mean Rivendell... yes, yes it is. ;D It's a nice fantasy, right?

      Thank you!


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