Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine!
Author: Amber Lough
ETA: July 22, 2014
Summary from Goodreads: A jinni. A princess. And the wish that changes everything. . . .
Najwa is a jinni, training to be a spy in the war against the humans. Zayele is a human on her way to marry a prince of Baghdad—which she’ll do anything to avoid. So she captures Najwa and makes a wish. With a rush of smoke and fire, they fall apart and re-form—as each other. A jinni and a human, trading lives. Both girls must play their parts among enemies who would kill them if the deception were ever discovered—enemies including the young men Najwa and Zayele are just discovering they might love.
Why I’m Waiting: Remember how just last week I was talking about wanting more fantasy not based in Europe? Well, I am ALL for Middle Eastern folklore and history as a basis for fantasy. (Like, just the other day I was sitting in my Middle Eastern History class thinking, “This is awesome, I need to base some worldbuilding on THIS.”) Also, Tammy Pierce blurbed it, which is always sure to get my attention.